( Spiced Mullet in Sour Soup )
- 400 grams mullet (about five fish)
- 1/2 cup tamarind juice
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. palm sugar
- 1 tbsp. thinly sliced lemon grass
- 1 tsp. minced mature ginger
- 2 tbsp. cut lengths of spring onion
- 1 tbsp. coriander leaves
- 2 tbsp. shredded young ginger
- 1 spur chilli
- 1 tsp. shrimp paste
Thai Sea Food Blog : Preparation
1.Scale, clean, and wash the fish.
2.Pound the lemon grass, mature ginger, and shrimp paste together in a mortar until thoroughly ground and mixed. Rub the fish with this mixture and allow to marinate for an hour or so.
3.Place 3 cups of water in a pot, heat to boiling, add the fish, and season with tamarind juice, palm sugar, and fish sauce so that the taste is, firstly, sour, secondly, sweet, and then, salty.
4.When the fish are done, sprinkle with the young ginger, spring onion, coriander leaves, and long, thin slices of the chilli, dip into a bowl, and serve hot.