Indonesian Fish Stew with Herbs

This is from Cradle of Flavor.

Indonesian Fish Stew with Herbs (4 servings):

  • 2 lb fish fillets, cut into pieces
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 fresh hot chiles
  • 1 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 inch galangal
  • 2 inches fresh tumeric
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 pandan leaves, cut into 3 pieces each
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, knotted
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 stems lemon basil or Thai basil

Marinate the fish in the lime juice for 30 minutes, turning once or twice. Combine the shallots, garlic, chiles, ginger, galangal, and tumeric in a food processor. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the paste, pandan, lemongrass, and lime leaves. Saute until aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add the fish with its marinade, followed by the water. Bring the heat to medium and let simmer. Stir in salt and let cook until fish is done. Add basil off heat, and let sit for about 10 minutes.

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