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Pla Jian

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Pla Jian is a tasty seafood dish that is simply irresistible. The tasty dish will taste perfect with warm rice. Try this wonderful Pla Jian recipe especially if you are cooking a seafood based dinner!
Ingredients
  Whole fish 700 Gram, preferably one without a very strong flavor
  Vegetable oil 15 Milliliter
  Garlic 10 Gram, finely chopped
  Spring onions 20 Gram, diagonally into 2 cm lengths
  Galangal/Ginger 15 Gram, finely chopped
  Sugar 20 Gram
  Turmeric powder 15 Gram
  Chicken stock 250 Milliliter
  Tamarind pulp 15 Milliliter
  White pepper powder 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Fish sauce 15 Milliliter
  Cornflour 15 Gram
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Capsicum 20 Gram, julienned
  Onion 40 Gram, finley sliced
  Coriander leaves 20 Gram, chopped
Directions

Remove the scales from the fish and wash thoroughly.
Pat dry.
Steam in a colander over a pan of boiling water, till the fish is cooked and tender.
Set the fish aside under cover to stay warm.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add the chopped garlic, the spring onions, chopped galangal and the sugar.
Stir-fry for a few minutes.
Reduce heat and continue to cook for several minutes to allow the flavours to blend well.
Stir in the turmeric powder, the chicken stock, tamarind pulp and pepper powder.
Add the fish sauce and check for seasoning.
The sauce should be sweet-salty, with a tangy undertaste.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the cornflour paste.
Return the pan to low heat and stir for a few more minutes till the sauce has thickened slightly and has a smooth texture.
Add the julienned capsicum and the sliced onion.
Stir for a few minutes, them remove from heat.
Place the warm fish on a platter.
Pour the hot sauce over the fish, coating it thoroughly.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Quick

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