Ikan Bakar can be found at hawker stalls and is usually found wrapped in babana leaf and grilled. The dish is normally made with skate wings or stingray but you can substitute any other firm white fish.
This will serve about 4 people.
400g of skate wing or alternative fish
4 sliced shallots or 2 small onions
2 sliced medium sized onions
1 stalk sliced lemon grass – use the white part
2 cloves chopped garlic
½ tsp sliced fresh ginger
½ tsp sliced fresh galangal
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chili powder for chili paste
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp roasted belacan or belacan granules
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
Blend the spices and coat the fish in the paste.
Marinade the fish in the spice paste for at least an hour in the fridge.
Wrap the fish in banana leaf and grill over a charcoal fire. Alternatively, you can cook it on a greased pan or a wok.
Serve hot with wedges of lime.