Ikan Cencaru Sumbat (Terengganu)/Spicy Stuffed Fish
Ikan Cencaru Sumbat is one of those dishes I love and hate. This fish has many fine bones and it’s always a challenge to eat this without swallowing a bone or two. As much as I dislike picking out bones, the rempah (spice paste) for stuffing the fish is so delicious and goes very well with the firm white flesh of the fish that I am willing to take the risk!
My hubby and I would normally finish up our dinner before moving on to the fish as one really needs to concentrate. We would check each piece of fish meticulously for bones before dabbing it with lots of rempeh! The moist, flavourful and aromatic rempah is so good that my daughter was using it as a dip for her tofu.
Ikan Cencaru Sumbat (Terengganu)/Spicy Stuffed Fish (Serves 6) Recipe adapted from Chef Rossham Rusli for Kuali.com