The main food in Thailand is rice. Everyone has eaten it since they were born. But we can't really eat rice alone so we have to have something to go with it. There are many dishes of food to go with rice. Most of them are hot and spicy and that is what Thai food is famous for.
วันจันทร์ที่ 3 มิถุนายน พ.ศ. 2556
Steamed Fish in Banana Leaf
While these folded packets are a delight to serve in small numbers, for a larger group the leaves can be folded into a large boat shape and the mixture steamed in larger portions with an extended cooking time.
1 lb (500 g) white fish fillets, cut into chunks 1 large banana leaf, cut into 4 pieces, each 8 X 8 inches 1 cup shredded lettuce, blanched 1 cup sliced zucchini/courgette, blanched 1 cup sweet basil leaves (bai horapa) 2 green jalapeno peppers (prik chee fa), sliced 1/4 cup cilantro/coriander leaves (bai pak chee)
1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) red curry paste (nam prik gaeng ped) 2 cup (16 fl oz/500 ml) coconut milk 4 egg yolks (reserve whites for topping) 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour
1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) coconut cream 4 eggs white
How to cook:
1. Marinate the fish chunks with the combined sauce ingredients and place in the refrigerator to chill for about 15 minutes.
2. Beat the topping ingredients together with a fork.
3. Wipe each piece of banana leaf with a damp cloth before use. Place a quarter of each of the blanched vegetables and of the fish in the center of each piece of banana leaf. Spoon on a quarter of the topping. Top with a scattering of basil leaves, pepper slices and cilantro leaves.
4. Bring the sides of each square together and fold in the ends. Secure with a small piece of wood or a toothpick.
5. Arrange the packets in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes or until done. Alternatively, the packets can be baked in the oven at 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius) for 20 minutes.