Patin habitat is found in Riau Province, Indonesia. According to the local community, the fish used to be found only at The Indragiri River, River Siak, Sungai Kampar and Rokan River.
Patins that are fished from these rivers have a unique and distinctive aroma. In addition, fish from these rivers usually have longer and heavier sizes. In the era of 1970s to 1980s, the Riau people still see the patin fish length up to one meter more. Now, the original patin fish from the river is rarely found.
When the patin fish is cooked with right combination of spices, the aroma can arouse appetite . Thus, in a number of food stalls in Riau, they put patin fish dishes as one of the favorite Melayu Cuisines, such as "curry patin fish" and "spicy and sour patin fish".
1 kg Patin Fish (Silver Catfish), cleaned. Cut into 2 pieces, smear with 1 tbsp lime juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse.
3 stalks lemongrass, crushed
3 bay leaves
5 cm ginger, crushed
5 cm galangal, crushed
3 red tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces
5 green tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces
2 red chilli, finely sliced ± 2 cm
15 bird's eye chili
25 g basil leaves
3 tbsp tamarind water
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
5 red chilies
6 cloves garlic
How to :
1. Boil grind spices, bay leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal with 1250 cc of water in medium flame.
2. Add Patin Fish (Catfish) and other ingredients, add salt according to taste.
3. Continue to boil until fully cooked.
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