Monday, September 28, 2009

Savoury Assam Fish Head Curry

The one thing that makes me the happiest Momsie is my Piggies love curries! And the best thing that could have ever happened in my life is having them as my Piggies ( they are my free food taster ) …haha I can imagine the scenario as they read this post, their nostrils sniffing in air and oinking away. Well, over the weekend, I managed to cook up this mouth watering and savoury Assam Fish Head Curry with a red snapper’s head I bought from the market…..ok, ok, only Asians love fish heads :p Do you know that the best part of a fish is the head….the smooth and velvety texture of meat could be found here! Those jelly like texture around the lips and around the eyes have me and Piggy gal fighting over those delicious part…so to be fair, she took the left side of the head and I took the right side of the fish head….ok ,ok so no fighting ! :) :) Piggy boy said we were disgusting , eating and sucking out the eyes. But he will only eat the meaty part unlike the sister and momsie attacking the fish head like some , excuse the pun , “ head hunters from the uncivilization ” LOL! Isn’t he adorable…I love my Piggies..they say the darndest thing !

Back to cooking this mouth watering curry . As you know of late, I discovered a stall, a real gem for curry lovers , at the Kg.Simee market , selling this ready cooked curry paste that tasted marvelous and many people I met have the same opinion like me. Thumbs up all the way for this ready cooked curry paste and it has make cooking curries so simple and easy for even those busy working class people like me. Sorry, I am not a share holder but sharing this ' gem ' to all Ipohans :)))

All I have to do is just add in the fish head, some tamarind juice for extra tanginess , some coconut milk/evaporated milk , fresh tomatoes and some okra. Simmer until the fish head is cooked . Easy isn’t it? LOL ! I am so blessed, so are my Piggies ! A delicious and mouth watering dish in just 40 minutes! And a hearty dinner with just this one dish ;p :))

this is the ready cooked curry paste for cooking
Assam Fish Head me time and energy :))

red snapper fish head ......the best part of the fish is the head
excuse the pun
" Piggy gal and Momsie are like the head hunters
from the uncivilization " said Piggy boy , LOL!

lots of okra and tomatoes make the curry tastier
all the goodness in one dish

excuse the set of teeth glaring at you :p
but it was this one dish I had my Piggies wagging their tongues
and slurpping the savoury tangy curry thru'out dinner
it was that good anyway...... LOL!

Enjoy and hope this dish will take away the Monday Blues



  1. Elin, you sure like curry don't you :)

    My mum just made rendang last week and it was yummy ^^ Good curry warms the tummy during winter.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Whoaaa, this fish has very sharp teeth...........

  3. Fish head! Oh, part of fish...have yet tried them with curry, but it sounds perfect!

    Angie's Recipes

  4. Your children are so blessed to have you as their mom. A great cook and a wonderful writer. I also don't know how to appreciate fish head, that's why my good old friend lamented that I'm 'bodoh', don't know how to eat.....

  5. Elin,
    Wow. Fish heads. I am not sure what to say. You always have such interesting food. I have never tried it, but I would....LOL.

    I love your site..

  6. This is one of my favourite dish :D

  7. wow.. i gonna cook one this weekend.. i have a fish head stored up in the freezer, yet to be ravished... hahaha..ok thanks for the tips..i go kg simee to buy from that lady...

  8. Can never find good and spicy curry over here. :( The curry fish head looks tempting. Wow, you have great kids as not many children like curry.

  9. @ grub: Haha yup, we can't survive without curries :p

    @ Kenny T : * does look frightening though :))

    @ Angie's Recipes : Ohh you must cook it curry style. Love it!

    @ Sidney Toh: Hi Sidney, thanks :)

    @ No-Frills Recipes: Nope, I am not really a good momsie..I bully them always LOL! Bully them as in to eat up my bakes that did not turned out well :))) Neither a good writer too...just let my thoughts flow as I write that's why at time people don't understand what I write...LOL!

    @ Miranda : Haha...Miranda, do try will be surprised to find it a delight! And tell yourself how much you have mizzed it LOL!

    @ Anncoo : :) mine too! I guess we Asian loves fish head in curry or in soup LOL!

    @ Reanaclaire : Reana, you are welcome and tell me how you like the cooked curry paste :)))

    @ Superman: Hi a macho nick....ohh my Piggies are 21and not kids any more but in my eyes they are forever my babies...LOL! I guess all Asian moms are like that...oopps I am one of them!


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