Pindang Ikan Patin is native to Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatera), Indonesia. In Sumatera island, this kind of catfish is called Patin. Patin (Pangasius sutchi) has a silver color and unique shape and commonly called as shark catfish because it shape look like a shark. When the patin fish is cooked with right combination of spices, the aroma can arouse our appetite. Thus, in a number of food stalls in Sumatera, they put patin fish dishes as one of the favorite Cuisines.
- 1 kg Patin Fish (Silver Catfish), cleaned. Cut into 2 pieces, smear with 1 tablespoon of lime juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse.
- 5 green tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces
- 3 stalks lemongrass, crushed
- 3 bay leaves
- 5 cm ginger, crushed
- 5 cm galangal, crushed
- 3 red tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces
- 2 red chili, finely sliced ± 2 cm
- 25 g basil leaves
- 3 tablespoon tamarind water
- 2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
- 2 tabblespoon brown sugar
- 5 slices of pineapple (for additional)
- Salt to taste
- Sugar to taste
- 1250 cc water
- 5 red chilies
- 6 cloves garlic
- 6 shallots
- Boil grind spices, bay leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal with 1250 cc of water in medium flame.
- Add Patin Fish (Catfish) and other ingredients, add salt according to taste. if you like, you can add pineapple slices.
- Continue to boil until fish fully cooked.
- Ready to serve