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The World's Most Delicious Pucung Cork Fish Recipe

betawi food

The World's Most Delicious Pucung Cork Fish Recipe, you deserve to try it

Previously, we have served a menu of rendang dishes, one of the typical menus of the Padang region.
This time we will present a unique dish of processed fish that is widely available in Indonesia, but this cuisine menu is identical to one of the tribes living in the capital city of Indonesia, namely the Betawi tribe.
Processed fish mixed with kluek is very popular with the community, especially the Indonesian people who live on the island of Java.
Its jet black appearance is indeed a little dubious, plus the shape of a cork fish that is very similar to a snake is the reason people have doubts about this one dish.
But believe me, once you taste the processed food typical of the Indonesian capital, namely Jakarta, you will definitely be addicted.

kluek from indonesia food


For those of you who will visit Jakarta in the near future, there's nothing wrong with going to this cork pucung food stall, and feel the sensation of pleasure.

For those of you who are curious about this dish, and want to know the spices and how to cook it, please read to the end,

The main ingredient is one cork fish, (can be replaced with fish that are widely available in your area):
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 750 ml of water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fried red onion
  • 300 ml vegetable oil

Marinade with fish:
  • crush 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 teaspoons coriander granules, roasted
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • half a teaspoon of salt

Ground spices:
  • 12 red onions
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 6 curly red chilies
  • 3 cm turmeric
  • 6 pieces of kluwek, take the contents
  • 4 pecans, roasted

Complementary materials for cork fish / other fish that are widely available in your area:
  • 1 lime
  • 1 scallion, sliced ​​oblique
  • 7 pieces of red chili
  • 4 lemongrass, bruised
  • 3 cm galangal, bruised
  • 1 cm ginger, crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 lime leaves, pick the leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil


How to make:
  1. Coat the fish with lime juice and salt to get rid of the fishy smell. After that, let it rest for about 5 minutes. Rinse again with water to remove excess salt on the fish evenly.
  2. Marinate the fish with the marinade and let it sit for 1 hour so that the spices are evenly distributed.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the fish until cooked and crispy evenly. Lift and drain.
  4. Puree all the spice ingredients with a blender.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and saute ground spices until cooked and fragrant.
  6. Add all the complementary ingredients to it.
  7. Saute again until fragrant and cooked.
  8. Pour the water and soy sauce into the pan.
  9. Cook until boiling.
  10. Then add the fried cork fish and cook until the spices are absorbed.
  11. Turn off the fire.
  12. and serve.

Thus the recipe for this Betawi ethnic cuisine.
we will continue later in the recipe for typical Indonesian dishes

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