Otak-otak is Indonesian famous dish in the form of grilled fish cuts wrapped in banana leaf and served with peanut sauce.

Source: http://budiboga.blogspot.co.id/2013/02/otak-otak-ikan-tenggiri.html


Quantity for 5 servings
400 g Mackerel fillet
150 ml Coconut milk
50 g Tapioca starch
30 g Corn starch
1 Egg
25 Banana leave
3 Shallot
1 Garlic
0.5 tsp Ground white pepper
1 Scallion, slice
50 g Sugar, add 1 tsp more
1 tsp Salt
200 g Raw peanut, deep fried
300 ml Hot water
1 Kaffir lime, squeeze the juice
1 tsp White vinegar
4 Long red chili
3 Red chili pepper


1Add in mackerel fillet, shallot, garlic and pepper in food processor or blender the process into smooth paste.
2Transfer the fish mixture into a bowl, add 1 tsp sugar, salt, scallion, coconut milk, tapioca starch, corn starch and egg. Mix and knead until the dough smooth and elastic.
3Take one sheet of banana leave. Take 2 tbsp the dough and place on the banana leaf. Roll banana leave until the dough is secure then seal with toothpick or stapler both on the edge side. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
4Grill the wrapped fish cake until the banana leave have nice char marks and the fish cake cooked. Remove from the grill.
5To make the peanut sauce, grind fried peanut with chilies into fine paste.
6Transfer the peanut paste into a bowl then mix with hot water, 50 gr sugar, kaffir lime juice and vinegar. Mix well until combine.
7Serve grilled fish cake along with the peanut sauce.