Ikan Makarel Panggang with Sambal Kecap Petis Recipe (Grilled Mackerel with Petis Sambal) » Indonesia Eats

HomeIndonesian FoodIkan Makarel Panggang with Sambal Kecap Petis Recipe (Grilled Mackerel with Petis…August 22, 2007337ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppLinkedinReddItEmailPrintTelegramMixLINEBack to my homecity, Sidoarjo (a suburban city of Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province) which we can call for a home of petis udang (shrimp paste) and petis kupang (a kind of tiny clam paste). People there love to eat almost every savoury fritters, appetizers or snacks with sambal petis, such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, bakwan (vegetables fritters) or ote-ote (oyster fritters), sate kerang (clam sate/satay). We also add petis as ingredients to some Eastern Javanese dishes, such as krengsengan, lontong kupang (tiny clams soup with rice cake), rujak cingur (cow lips and vegetables in spicy peanut and petis sauce), tahu tek (bean Sprouts, fried tofu and potatoes in petis sauce), bandeng asap (smoked milkfish) with shrimp paste and soy sauce sambal, lontong balap (bean sprouts and tofu in beef broth soup) etc. if I have to translate lontong balap literally, lontong means rice cake and balap means race, it literally translates as race rice cake :-P.

Back then, at home, iyuk loved to barbecue fresh milkfish on charcoal with a very simple marinade. Sidoarjo is also a milkfish producer city, we always had fresh milkfish not frozen one which fresh milkfish tastes better. We enjoyed barbecuing milkfish with sambal kecap petis (shrimp paste and sweet soy sauce sambal) for the dipping sauce.

Pacific mackerel is still a family of tenggiri (Indonesian) aka Narrow-barred spanish mackerel ( Scomberomorus commerson), tenggiri papan/bunga (Indonesian) aka spotted mackerel (Scomberomorus guttatus), tenggiri batang aka mackerel spanyol aka Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scombremorus maculatus) and mackerel raja aka kingfish (Scomberomorus Cavalla). I still had a pacific mackerel in my freezer and being inspired by mbak Retno of Kedai Hamburg, I decided to make grilled mackerel, I decided to grill mackerel. The different between my recipe and mbak Retno, I inserted finely sliced of shallots into deep cuts on both sides of fish to give more flavour and also I used the Eastern Javanese style sweet soy sauce sambal (shrimp paste and sweet soy sauce sambal) while mbak Retno used sweet soy sauce sambal for dipping.

When I cleaned up the fish, I found fish eggs inside. Hmm I love them, I just added lime and salt, then fried. Enak bangetttt! (slang Indonesian’s term for so yummy).

Category:Barbecue & GrillingStyle:Indonesian

Ingredients:
400 g pacific mackerel (it can be substituted for any kind of fish) (bisa diganti ikan lain)
2 shallots, finely sliced
1 lime
salt as desired

sambal kecap petis
2 tbsp black shrimp paste (Indonesian: petis udang)
2 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
1 tsp ready to use frieid garlic, crushed
finely sliced fresh shallots
finely sliced fresh bird’s eye chilies
fresh calamansi (Indonesian: jeruk kestur / lemon cui),
hot water

Directions:
Preheat a grill pan.

Clean fish by cleaning out the stomach cavity, removing the gills and surrounding tissue, then clean well with tap water.

Cut several deep cuts on both sides of fish. Rub fish inside and over with lime juice and salt. Insert finely sliced shallots into deep cuts. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Grill fish until the skin lightly golden brown.
Combine ground ingredients with spice ingredients, oil and coconut milk, and marinate the fish in it. Set aside in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours.

Sambal Kecap Petis
Combine all ingredients for sambal, except calamansi and hot water. Squeeze calamansi, add the juice and hot water into sambal mixture, stir evenly.

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  1. Isha August 22, 2007 At 8:22 PMaku minggu kemaren juga rencananya mau bakar ikan makarel, tapi pas belanja gag nemu ikan makarel hiks. liat ikan panggangmu pep bikin tambah ngilerrrrrr…hiks.Reply
  2. East Meets West Kitc August 22, 2007 At 8:38 PMWow! I saw some mackerel at asian market last week. Now I’ll have to go back to get some and try your recipe. Looks sedap! 🙂Reply
  3. Isha August 23, 2007 At 3:22 AMaku minggu kemaren juga rencananya mau bakar ikan makarel, tapi pas belanja gag nemu ikan makarel hiks. liat ikan panggangmu pep bikin tambah ngilerrrrrr…hiks.Reply
  4. East Meets West Kitchen August 23, 2007 At 3:38 AMWow! I saw some mackerel at asian market last week. Now I’ll have to go back to get some and try your recipe. Looks sedap! 🙂Reply
  5. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 5:16 AMIsha, pake mackerel jenis apa aja. Gak harus pk pacific ataupun tenggiriReply
  6. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 5:17 AMEast meets west kitchen: I’m going to wait for your postReply
  7. Retno Prihadana August 23, 2007 At 5:53 AMWah..bener deh ini enak banget pake petis. Jadi inget sering di oleh2in sama adek ikan bandeng asap pake sambel kecap petis. Pokok e tambah terusss nasinya.Reply
  8. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 5:59 AMhuaaa kangen bandeng asap…. nyam nyam yahh mbak.. aku sering digado gak dimakan ama nasi 😀Reply
  9. Kelly Mahoney August 23, 2007 At 6:17 AMWhat a lovely dish. Thanks for stopping by my blog!Reply
  10. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 6:38 AMIki iwak cilik Yin, cuman teknik pemotoan ae dadi ketok dowwong cuman 400 gram kok njaluk gede 😀Reply
  11. Rasa Malaysia August 23, 2007 At 11:38 AMSedap-nya…I want to eat the fish. 🙂Reply
  12. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 11:57 AMbut I want your Penang Hokkien Mee…Reply
  13. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 12:16 PMIsha, pake mackerel jenis apa aja. Gak harus pk pacific ataupun tenggiriReply
  14. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 12:17 PMEast meets west kitchen: I’m going to wait for your postReply
  15. Retno Prihadana August 23, 2007 At 12:53 PMWah..bener deh ini enak banget pake petis. Jadi inget sering di oleh2in sama adek ikan bandeng asap pake sambel kecap petis. Pokok e tambah terusss nasinya.Reply
  16. Retno Prihadana August 23, 2007 At 12:53 PMReply
  17. Retno Prihadana August 23, 2007 At 12:53 PMReply
  18. Retno Prihadana August 23, 2007 At 12:53 PMReply
  19. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 12:59 PMhuaaa kangen bandeng asap…. nyam nyam yahh mbak.. aku sering digado gak dimakan ama nasi 😀Reply
  20. Kelly Mahoney August 23, 2007 At 1:17 PMWhat a lovely dish. Thanks for stopping by my blog!Reply
  21. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 1:28 PMThank you fro stopping by and the complimentReply
  22. A.G August 23, 2007 At 1:35 PMmakarel panggang ? aku seneng nek iwake cilik, ra gede mbanged…. nek gee marake mblenger…koyo iwak trout or salmon 😀Reply
  23. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 1:38 PMIki iwak cilik Yin, cuman teknik pemotoan ae dadi ketok dowwong cuman 400 gram kok njaluk gede 😀Reply
  24. Rasa Malaysia August 23, 2007 At 6:38 PMSedap-nya…I want to eat the fish. 🙂Reply
  25. Andaliman August 23, 2007 At 6:57 PMbut I want your Penang Hokkien Mee…Reply
  26. Lia August 23, 2007 At 10:20 PMPeppy lafarrrrrrrrrrrrrr duh ngiler beneran deh 🙁Reply
  27. Lia August 24, 2007 At 5:20 AMPeppy lafarrrrrrrrrrrrrr duh ngiler beneran deh 🙁Reply
  28. Andaliman August 24, 2007 At 5:28 AMbikin yukk LiReply
  29. Andaliman August 24, 2007 At 12:28 PMbikin yukk LiReply
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