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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fried Fish with Lum Chut

Lum Chut is a Peranakan style dipping sauce for grilled or fried fish. This dipping sauce is sourish, sweet, a little spicy and aromatic which is very appetising.  Simply good to serve with any grilled or fried fish.

I prepared this sauce to serve with fried Ikan Senangin. The original recipe uses this Lum Chut sauce for grilled Mackerel or Kembung fish but with this fried fish, it is as yummy-licious.

Recipe Source – Nyonya Flavours [modified]

2 whole hard-tail Mackerel or Kembung fish [I used Ikan Senangin]
Oil for frying
Lum Chut Dipping Sauce
50 gm [5] shallots – sliced thinly
1 tbsp sugar to taste
10 gm belacan – toasted
1 tbsp sambal belacan
1 tbsp light soy sauce
50 gm [5] small calamansi limes – juiced

  1. To make the Lum Chut Sauce – combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Blend with a fork until sugar dissolves and sauce is smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in wok, pan fry fish until golden brown or cooked through.
  3. Serve immediately with Lum Chut Dipping Sauce. 

Very easy, isn't?
I'm sharing this post with Cook Your Books Event #21 [March 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Victoria Bakes said...

the words lum chut brought me here because i hv never heard of this... truly, although a pure bred singaporean, there's just too many things about our asian culture i don't know and your blog just expose me so much into these interesting cuisines.. thank you so much... it's so great coming to know your blog

Kimmy said...

Hi Victoria, not a problem. I think there are many, many people [esp. the young generations] in Malaysia and Singapore may not know what it is Lam Chut. But this dipping sauce is surely a good sauce to serve with grilled or fried fish. Moreover, it is so easy to prepare. Learning is a never ending journey for all of us.

Sokehah Cheah said...

I've never heard of this dipping sauce before but it looks familiar. Bet it goes well with the fish!

Kimmy said...

Hi Soke Hah, it is quite similar to the dipping sauce served with grilled seafood at the hawker's stalls.

kitchen flavours said...

My mouth is watering looking at the sauce! Fried fish is always so appetizing when served with spicy sauce such as this! Yummy!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, my mum used to prepare this dipping sauce to serve with fried kembung fish and I seldom eat it cos' it tastes different every time. Now with this recipe, I will prepare my own more often cos' the taste is nice.

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