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Tam Ra Ahan Thai (Thai Recipes) ตำราอาหารไทย

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Pla Khem Thot (Fried Sun-Dried Fish) ปลาเค็มทอด

Recipe from: Syd Bigger
Servings: 4

The South is known for its abundance of seafood and supplies much of the seafood of Thailand. This is one of the many easy but delicious recipes for simply prepared fish. Sun-dried mackerel is available already prepared, but its flavor may be too strong for Western palates. Other fish may be substituted if desired.

4 sun-dried mackerel steaks cut from sun-dried fish
3 tablespoon oil
2 thinly sliced shallots
1 tablespoon chopped prik ki nu
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Rinse the mackerel steaks and dry them thoroughly with paper towels, removing as much moisture as possible. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Carefully lay the mackerel steaks onto the oil and fry for 5 minutes on each side, or until the outside of the fish is golden brown and the inside is hot. Remove the steaks to a serving dish and scatter the shallots and chile peppers on top. Drizzle with lime juice and serve immediately.

Pla Khem (sun-dried fish) is soaked in a brine solution before dried in the sun.

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