Besides the pretein from the fish, the herbs used in the sauce are also very good for your health. Even children enjoy this food, as long as you go easy on the chilli.
Tips for making a delicious Pla Rad Prik include: the fish should be soaked in a mixture of soybean sauce, salt and water before you fry it. Also, dipping the marinated fish into corn flour before frying it in hot oil (meium heat) will stop the fish sticking to the pan.
The sauce can be made well in advance and kept refrigerated for several days.
By frying the fish at a hig tempereture, a pleasant crust is obtained without drying the fillets.
600 g. fish fillet, sliced
80 g. flour
150 g. cooking oil
8 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbs. sugar
5 red chilli, chopped
4 shallots, chopped
30 g. coriander roots, chopped
3 tbs. lime juice
3 tbs. fish sauce
30 g. palm sugar
1 lb. chicken stock (standard recipe)
Cover the fish with flour and deep fry in a wok until done.
Combine garlic, chillies, shallots, coriander, sugar and chicken stock in a saucepen and simmer.
Pour over the fish and serve.