[Pork-free] Let’s get saucy!
The folks at Saucery were kind enough to send us their full range of ready-made sauces recently. First off, we absolutely love the packaging design, and their punny name.
Make no mistake, these ice-cream-looking tubs contain Saucery’s savoury sauces. But we won’t blame you for mistaking these as frozen treats.
Each pint contains 600ml of Saucery’s fresh, ready-made sauces – which comfortably feeds up to six pax.
Magic in a tub
Saucery currently offers three types of pastes –
As these do not contain any preservatives, they can last up to a month in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer.
We decided to use the assam sauce first to cook ikan pari asam pedas. The preparation could not be simple enough.
Here’s what we did:
- Bring the sauce out from the freezer to thaw.
- Pour sauce into wok, add water and brinjals.
- Add fish, then cover with lid and cook for 5 mins.
- Throw in remaining vegetables and voilà – the dish is ready to serve!
Scroll to the bottom for easy instructions.
Sweet beginnings, and a fiery end
If you like your asam pedas with vigorous heat – this is the one for you. The sauce was sweet, savoury with a potent spicy kick at the end.
While the heat can be a bit unbearable for those who can’t take pedas, our mum and Ming continued to slowly lap up the gravy for days to come, haha.
A touch of bunga kantan
This paste is superb for quick meals (blending spices is a lot of work), and we like the addition of bunga kantan, which add citrus-y notes to the paste.
This is great as some consider bunga kantan to be an important accent to asam pedas – but choose to omit this herb (it’s quite pricey as well).
Hence, we only needed to add protein, veggies, and a bit of daun kesum for the final touch.
Personally, we prefer a bit more tart in our asam pedas, but this can be remedied with a touch of asam jawa.
We cooked this with 1.2kg of ikan pari durka (blue-spotted ray) from Fish For It.
Overall, we enjoyed this dish very much. Thanks, Saucery, for sending these over. Can’t wait to try the other pastes next!
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Check out our Ikan Pari Asam Pedas
If you have time on your hands and want to make your own asam pedas paste from scratch, check out our recipe in the link below.
However, it does take a bit more work and time. For something quick and equally satisfying, definitely check out Saucery’s Assam paste.
Key steps in pictures
Ikan Pari Asam Pedas (Saucery)Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: MalayDifficulty: Easy
We cooked ikan pari asam pedas with Saucery’s assam paste.
600ml Saucery assam sauce
1.2kg stingray, cut into 10 pieces
1 tomato, cut into wedges 1 big brinjal, cut into bite-sized pieces
8 okras, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cups water (750ml), or according to preference
a bunch of daun kesum (Vietnamese coriander leaves)
- Add Saucery assam sauce into wok over medium heat.
- When it starts to boil, add brinjal and 2 cups (500ml) of water. Allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the sting ray and mix well. Cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the okras, daun kesum and tomato wedges. Add another 250ml water or adjust to get the preferred taste.
- Allow to simmer until okras are cooked. Serve with white rice.