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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Herb Soup with grilled smoked Fish [Tom-Klong-Pal-Krob] (ต้มโคล้งปลากรอบ)

Herb Soup with grilled smoked Fish


1. Smoked Cryptoperus Impok fish, big size (re-grilled for aromatic smell) 2 pieces

2. Tamarind juice concentrated 2 tablespoons

3. Dried red chili, big size, grilled, cut into small pieces 3 pieces

4. Fish sauce 4 1/2 tablespoons

5. Red shallot (medium), grilled, peeled, slightly beatem 5 pieces

6. Lemon grass cut into 2 inches length, slightly beatem 2 pieces

7. Sugar 1 teaspoon

8. Galanga cut into oval shape 10 pieces

9. Young tamarind leaves (for sprinkle) 1/2 cup

10. Kaffir lime leaves 7 leaves

11. Clear soup (ready made soup) 2 1/2 cups


1. Put soup into the pot over heat, add galanga, lemon grass, red shallot, and heat until boiling, add smoked fish.

2. Add young tamarind leaves, season with tamarind juice, fish sauce, palm sauce, wait until boiling.

3. Add dried chili, kaffir leaves, re-boiling, and remove, serve immediately.