Fish,  Under $1

15-minute Assam Fish (Tamarind Curry Fish)

Nov 27- Assam FishHellooooo everybody, if you’ve been following me on Facebook, it won’t come as a surprise that I just got married! :) Thank you everyone for your well wishes! I am indeed a very lucky girl because my husband hardly has any temper and all I gotta do to keep him happy is to feed him. I do that quite ok!

It feels like forever since I’ve last blogged, although its been.. five days? And because I need to do something about the withdrawal symptoms, here I am blogging about Assam Fish when I have a plane to catch in 3 hours (we’re off to Italy!). I know, this woman is crazy, but it makes so much sense because I mean, we’re going to go without sambal and chilli and everything spicy for the next 3 weeks. We’re looking forward to exploring new food though, and I will blog on the go, so watch this space!

Assam Fish (Tamarind Curry Fish)
Makes 4 serving. Total cost per serving: $2.31

What I used:

3 pieces batang fish (I used frozen batang fish from Song Fish at Jurong Point. $10 for a packet of 7-8 medium pieces)
6 shallots, chopped
1 red onion, sliced into rings
1 jar Woh Hup Assam Sauce
5 “strands” of long beans, cut into 1.5 inch size
1 carrot, sliced
Chinese cabbage, chopped (I did not notice the weight but I used 3 handfuls of chopped cabbage)
1 red chilli (large), deseeded and chopped into two
2 tomatoes
750ml water
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Clean the batang fish and salt it front and back. Leave it uncovered in the fridge for half an hour, then pat dry with kitchen towels.
2. Heat up the olive oil, then add shallots and onions and fry til fragrant. Add the long beans and carrots and fry for 3 minutes.
3. Add the entire jar of Woh Hup Assam Sauce and three jars of water (it totals up to about 750ml). Bring to boil, then add cabbage, fish, tomatoes and chilli.
4. Lower the heat, simmer for 10 minutes til fish is cooked and vegetables are soft.
5. Serve hot with rice.

How much I spent:
$4.50 for fish
$0.60 for tomatoes
$0.50 for cabbage
$0.30 for carrot
$0.50 for long beans
$3.70 for Woh Hup Assam Sauce
Everything else from my pantry

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The Assam Sauce was sponsored by Woh Hup.. I specifically asked for it because I had wanted to try it for the longest time. It was better than I had expected albeit abit spicy. I also added more water than the recommended 2 jars because I used so much vegetables! It still tasted good but that also means it would have been even more spicy, and I can take spice! The sour flavour was exceptional, just teasing your taste buds but not overpowering the dish. Very good instant Assam Sauce, and this is an honest review!

I have ten minutes to get out of the house and go to the airport. I’m glad I had Assam Fish tonight.. I know I’m gonna miss it! See you in Italy!