Clay's Kitchen : Tam Ra Ahan Thai (Thai Recipes) ตำราอาหารไทย

Tam Ra Ahan Thai (Thai Recipes) ตำราอาหารไทย

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Tom Khlong Pla Krob (Smoked Dried Fish Soup) ต้มโคล้งปลากรอบ

250 grams smoked dry fish, or fresh fish fillets
2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate
3 dried chiles, sliced
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 to 5 red shallots, grilled and smashed
2 lemongrasses, cut into 2 inch long pieces and smashed
50 grams tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon sugar
8 pieces of sliced galangal
5 kaffir lime leaves
½ cup holy basil
2 cups soup, or water
tamarind leaves for garnish

Heat soup in a pot over medium heat. Add galangal, lemongrass, and red shallot. Wait until boiling, then add smoked dried fish (or fresh fillets). Season with tamarind concentrate, fish sauce and sugar. Then add dried chile, tomato, holy basil and kaffir lime leaves. Wait until the soup is boiling again, then stir until all ingredients mixed well. Remove from heat.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with tamarind leaves. Serve immediately with hot steamed rice.


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