Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Masak lemak cili api pucuk paku......

When i parked my car at the parking lot of Ampangan market this morning, i sat in the car trying to figure out what to cook for today. I was in the car for almost 10 minutes before i decided what to buy and of course i off the engine, with the price of petrol that we have to pay now a little bit of saving goes a long way right??. I had not decided but as i entered the market i saw the most beautiful pucuk paku (jungle ferns/ferns shoot) at the first stall. See the first picture, how beautiful the pucuk paku is, but its not cheap either. One small bundle was RM1.00 and gotta buy 3 to get a decent amount to make the gulai. The lemon grass was RM0.50, the chili api was RM2.00 and the ikan bilis was RM2.70 per 100gm.
I pounded some cili padi, fresh tumeric, a bit of the ikan bilis at the end as i didn't want the ikan bilis be too fine. I roughly bashed 2 lemon grass. Put the cleaned pucuk paku in the pot, threw in the pounded ingredients, lemon grass, 100ml thick coconut milk with 1 cup of water and i used coarse salt as in the picture below. Let the gravy boil and stir often so that the gravy wont curdle.

Before
after - The cooked gulai ready to be consumed.

P/s, English words for pucuk paku when i googled - jungle ferns/ ferns shoot

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

mak oiiiiiiiiiiiii lapar nie hehhee ....lama tak makan masak lemak mcm nie geng...

salamn

merpati66

ms hart said...

MEAN...!!!! Really meeeaaaannnn...!!! heh heh heh..tapi kan, I pun kalau pergi pasar area sayur2 kampung tu, memang tergoda-goda!! Zai, kalau 'campak'kan bunga kantan pun sodap,kan? Tapi bunga kantan sekuntum/tangkai 80 sen rasanya!! he he

maklang said...

pucuk paku buat kerabu pun sedap kan...

Azian Hasan said...

Zai,
Amboi, sedapnya. Memang dah lama tak makan gulai lemak pusuk paku, kena buat ni dah terliur dah.

zaitgha said...

merpati66,
apa lagi makan jer la he he he kodai nasi campur pun selalu ado ....

ms hart,
so far have not used kantan in masak lomak....asam podeh adola or laksa penang .....lapan posen for kantan ok tuh, sinin sampai singgit lobeh pun ado he he he....

mak lang,
yes sedap mak lang kerabu pucuk paku

azian,
long time no see....masak mam memang sodapp

Mat Gebu said...

datin zai.....mmg sedap..kann..lagi satu, i pun guna garam kasar utk masak, rasa dia lain kan ada sedkit "manis"......

Jasmine Taib said...

Hi Ka Zai!
I love your blog, just to let you know the posh name for pucuk paku is fiddlehead ferns! Here in Brunei we like to eat it as a kerabu made with pounded udang kering with fresh chilli and lots of kalamansi juice! Sedap!
Wassalam
JT

kina said...

Alahaiiii...

kena pulak makan dgn sambal tumis, aduiiii

lapar la pulak dipagi sabtu ni, keje la pulak hari ni...

david santos said...

Very nice flwoers and nice colors.
Happy day

Zabs said...

Salam Zai,
Selalu mai sini (senyap2 je) dan tengok perkembangan masakan, terutama resipi cup cake terbaru.
Semalam baru makan masak lemak cili padi pisang muda (beli dari Medan Selera)... Berselera... Anak2 takda yang minat pun.

zaitgha said...

yes Mat,

garam kasar is not as harsh as the fine salt...

jasmine,

thanks for dropping by...tried to visit your house, seemed the house is locked??

kina,

di kelilingi hero2 tegap...kalau i terus kenyang ha ha ha

david,

happy day to u too

Pak Zab,

Gulai pisang is my favorite tuh and the same thing, yg tuh anak2 i tak minat but pucuk paku dia org ok sikit...

www.jtfoodnthoughts.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ka Zai I knew I got it wrong- I have too many accounts cos we are trying to do up one new blog to advertise my cakes!! Anyway my current blog is www.jtfoodnthoughts.blogspot.com
Wassalam
Jasmine

Anonymous said...

lagi satu pucuk paku ni pun sedap buat kerabu kan?

KC