Mackerel Stuffed Chillies

    35 minutes

    This is a Malaysian stuffed chilli known as 'Solok Lada'. Green chillies are stuffed with a mackerel filling before being poached in coconut milk.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 16 large green chillies
    • 180g mackerel fillets
    • 8 shallots
    • 150g grated coconut or desiccated coconut
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 pinch sugar, to taste
    • 3/4 cup (200 ml) coconut milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Slit chillies lengthwise for stuffing. Remove seeds and soak in water for about 15 minutes.
    2. Cut the fish into chunks. Put the fish, shallots and grated coconut into blender then blend until fine. Add salt and sugar to taste.
    3. Stuff the blended mixture into the chillies. Place chillies slit side up in a saucepan. Pour in the coconut milk slowly and add a touch of salt.
    4. Cover the saucepan and simmer gently for 15 minutes until cooked and almost dry.

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