Nutmeg fish soup recipe, an Indonesian food recipe is really easy to make. The main difficulty is nutmeg that usually hard to find at another region outside Moluccas. But, you can substitute is with almond.
First step is choosing fresh fish. The exciting fish is grouper fish or red fish, that has tender meat and can absorb spices. After cleaned, prepare the spices, those are shallots, galingale, red chili, and terasi (condiment made from pounded and fermented shrimp or small fish). Pestle the spices and condiment until refined.
Next step is boil the water, after boiled, put in the pestle spices. After that, put in the fish along with thin meat sliced that wrap the nutmeg. Add little bit salt and pounded lemongrass or citronella for the taste and fresh aroma. Pick up after fish and nutmeg cooked.
For cuisine variation (side dish) papaya leaves can be served after the bitter taste vanishes. The method, papaya leaves boil with clay water. After boiled clean it and sliced thin. Prepare spices; garlic, shallot, chili, and terasi (condiment made from pounded and fermented shrimp or small fish), and mill until refined.
Papaya leaves and spices sauté on small fire, add salt, milled canari, and half glass of water. Fry until cooked, and served with the fish soup.