Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stingray Curry With Ladies Fingers

Stingray Curry With Ladies Fingers
A spicy, sourish fish curry.  Very common in Penang and other parts of Malaysia.  Easy to cook especially if you can get the ready mix fresh curry paste [sambal tumis curry paste].  Otherwise, you can mix your own curry paste [see below].

Ingredients - Stingray, lemongrass, daun kesum and belacan 
Blanched Ladies Fingers

Freshly Mix Curry Paste [Sambal Tumis Paste]
600 gm stingray - cut into pieces
A bunch of Vietnamese mint [daun kesum]
2 stalks of lemongrass - lightly smashed
Ready Mix Sambal Tumis Curry Paste for 600 gm fish
3 cm piece belacan
10 pieces ladies fingers - blanched in boiling water till soft
750 ml water mix with 2 tbsp tamarind [strain away seeds]
salt and sugar to taste
4 tbsp oil or more

  1. Heat oil in pot on medium heat, add in curry paste, belacan and lemongrass.  Saute till fragrant and add in  daun kesum leaves.  Add in tamarind water.  Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes.  
  2. Add in stingray to cook for another 10 minutes.  If gravy is not enough add a little more water.  Add in salt and sugar to taste.  When fish is cooked, add in blanched ladies fingers. Cover and off fire.
Sambal Tumis Curry Paste - Mix together all the ingredients
3 tbsp chilli paste
50 gm blended shallots
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
2 tbsp fish curry powder

I'm submitting this to TSK Butler Monthly Blogger Event - September 2012 'Wet Curry' hosted by The Spanish Wok


PH said...

I like this sambal tumis curry. Quiet similar to what my grandma used to cook. And stingray is very nice because the flesh is tender and easy to eat.

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

OMG my husband would totally love this. Thanks for submitting to The Soup Kitchen Event.

Kimmy said...

Hi Debs, this is one of our favourite curries. Must make sure the fish is really fresh and you can also use any fresh fish fillets as substitute if you can find stingray.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I'm sure you can get very fresh stingray over your end. Very appetising curry.

Lynne Daley said...

Wow, what a curry! We catch stingrays in our shrimp nets, but never think of cooking them!

Kimmy said...

Hi Lynne, thanks for visiting my blog. Fresh stingrays are even better. You can use fish curry powder and onions to cook this curry if you can't find the other paste ingredients. It's nice. What do you do with them? Steaming and grilling are also good ways to cook stingrays.