Quick-and-Easy-Gluten-Free-Kecap-Manis-Recipe

Kecap manis is a sweetened Indonesian soy sauce. Sadly, most commercial versions are not gluten-free, but it doesn’t take long to make your own. We put kecap manis fish back on the menu with this quick and easy gluten-free recipe.

Kecap Manis Fish

Kecap manis is a sweetened Indonesian soy sauce. Sadly, most commercial versions are not gluten-free, but it doesn’t take long to make your own. We put kecap manis fish back on the menu with this quick and easy gluten-free recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indonesian
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

KECAP MANIS

  • ¼ cup soy sauce gluten-free
  • cup coconut sugar grated
  • 2 tablespoons water

FISH

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 x blue-eye trevalla fish fillets or other firm-flesh white fish

STIR-FRIED CHOY SUM

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 birds eye chilli seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches choy sum stems roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce gluten-free, extra
  • jasmine rice to serve, optional

Instructions
 

KECAP MANIS

  • Combine soy sauce, sugar and water in a small saucepan, stir over medium-high heat to dissolve the sugar.
  • Simmer for 1 minute or until sauce thickens slightly. Set aside.

FISH

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place fish fillets in pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.
  • Pour kecap manis over the fish and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
  • Transfer fish and pan juices to a plate and cover with foil to keep fish warm.

STIR-FRIED CHOY SUM

  • Heat sesame oil, ginger and chilli in a wok or large frying pan over high heat.
  • Add choy sum and stir-fry for 1 minute or until tender.
  • Add extra soy sauce, stir to combine.
  • Serve with the fish.
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This gluten-free recipe first appeared in Issue 9 of Australian Gluten-Free Life magazine as Blue-Eye Trevalla in Kecap Manis with Stir-Fried Choy Sum. Pick up a copy today for more gluten-free in a flash dinner ideas.

Kecap Manis Fish recipe by Cara Boatswain and photography by Brandee Meier.

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