Spiced tomato stew with tamarind and lemongrass + jasmine rice
Asam Pedas is a melting pot of spicy and sour sensations. Originating in the tropical archipelagoes of Southeast Asia, Asam Pedas borrows flavours such as punchy tamarind and aromatic lemongrass from ancient monsoon trade routes. Typically cooked with seafood (but equally tasty with mushrooms), Asam Pedas is a mariner’s feast and celebrates Singapore’s culinary connections to the sea.
Gluten free, suitable for vegans.
2 hand-crafted Singaporean spice mixes
Easy recipe card
You need to add:
250g white fish or ready-to-cook prawns (if you don't eat meat, use 250g sliced mushrooms)
Two eggs (optional)
Cooking time 35 mins
Ingredients: tomatoes, tamarind paste, jasmine rice, dried lemongrass, lime leaves, turmeric powder, ginger powder, chili flakes, palm sugar, salt