Fried Ikan Bilis [Sprats/Haal Masso] with peanuts
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Posted by Llewellyn Isaaks on October 17, 19107 at 17:06:27:

This recipe serves 4-6.

5 tablespoons oil
150g (2 cups) cleaned and dried ikan bilis (anchovies)
75g (1/2 cup) raw peanuts
6 shallots, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chilli powder /or chillie pieces
1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
Lime juice if desired.

Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a wok. Add the ikan bilis and stir-fry over medium heat until crispy and golden brown. Remove from the wok and drain on paper towels. Discard the oil and wipe the wok.
Reheat the wok over low to medium heat and dry-fry the peanuts until browned, about 8 minutes. Remove from the wok and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in the wok over low heat and stir-fry the shallots for 2 mi8nutes, then add the sugar, chilli powder and turmeric, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Return the ikan bilis and peanuts to the wok and mix thoroughly. Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool. Squeeze a little lime juice over the dish just before serving.

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