Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fish stuffed with Thai & Lao herbs

The recipe describes how fish stuffed in Thai and Lao herbs can be baked, steamed in banana leaves or grilled over a barbecue. Although Thai and Lao people would steam or grill the fish, in my video, I baked a red snapper fish.

Barbecue Recipe: Fish stuffed with Thai & Lao herbs
1 tablespoon chopped lime kaffir leaf
1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
1 tablespoon chopped galanga
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons squeezed lime
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 red snapper or any white flesh fish
Sprinkle of salt

In a small bowl mix, Thai and Lao herbs with squeezed lime and fish sauce. Rinse fish under cold water to remove any debris. Cut the sides of fish. Sprinkle salt and rub into fish. Stuff fish with Thai Lao herbs.

To bake, place in the oven in 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, flip and bake for another twenty minutes. To steam, wrap in banana leaves and steam for 40 minutes. To barbeque, place over grill for 40 minutes and flipping fish over a couple of times.

Serve with sticky rice or Thai jasmine rice and the Classic Thai / Lao Hot Sauce .