Story of my popular dish
Actually! This Thai dish is steamed fish with red curry paste in banana leaf cup.
When I came to United States I really missed my Thai cooking ! I really love this dish from my mother but she loves to make it from scratch …She get’s the coconut from the tree to get coconut milk. Make’s her own curry paste, catches and cleans then prepares the fish by her-self and cuts the banana leaves to make a banana cup!!! Finally put them in a huge , 15” Wide 12” Height steamer. Ooooh much of work!
That was long processed but they came up really good and really impressed people who have eaten her cooking! ( don’t mind to do that in Thailand too)
How about me? , here I can’t get the big steamer(expensive) and I don’t want frozen banana leaves ( the shape can change when you bake in the oven) for my delicious dish.
Then I just adapted my way to cook .The way was changed and I incorporated the American muffin pan. “ Ooops sorry mama” I told her . My mother said “ It doesn’t matter how are they look as long as it test good I’m happy.
So, I created these recipes for myself and my husband’s family. It succeeded from the first time I tried. They really enjoyed the fish cakes . And later on I did it again for their friend’s parties ( Thai dinner party)and they talk a lots about me and my fish cake.
OK now I’ll let you guys go ahead and cook ’em
Baked Fish with Red Curry Paste( Hoh Mok Pla)
FOR 24 cups muffin pan
Fish mix : 2 pounds Sliced fish , 5 Eggs, 5 Shredded Kaffir lime leaves , 1 Tb. Sugar, 1 pound Sliced Cabbage,10 Tbs.Fish sauce, 1 small bunch Basil leaves 10 Tbs. Red curry paste( Mea sri brand), 1 can Coconut milk
Coconut topping : ¼ cup Corn starch + ¼ cup water ½ can Coconut milk + 1 cup water+ 1 tsp salt,5 Shredded Kaffir lime leaves, Shredded Red pepper, Cilantro or Basil leaves
preheat the oven 375 F
Put Eggs ,Red curry paste, Coconut milk,Fish sauce, Sugar, Shredded Kaffir lime leaves
In a bowl and mix well and put meat at last
Put Sliced Cabbage + Basil leaves in bottom of muffin pan
Drop the fish mix in, then cover with aluminum foil
Bake 375F for 15 -20 minutes
Make coconut topping
Put coconut ,water, salt ,and corn starch, cook and keep simmering at low temperature
Drop coconut topping on baked fish cake and garnish the cake with shredded kaffir lime
leaves , red pepper and basil or cilantro leaves
Eat ‘em up with jasmine rice
DON’T FORGET TO COOK THE RICE BEFOR YOU COOK THE FISH .
This is a one of my fusion dish.Italian egg noodle with Thai style grilled pork and spicy limy sauce.
So quick and delicious
Pork + choped garlic, pepper ,cilantro and,dark soy suace
Pasta (any kind you like)
Topping Sauce= chopped garlic+Thai chillies+lime + fis sauce