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Cambodian style fish poached in coconut milk Recipe

Cambodian style fish poached in coconut milk is a popular Cambodian Curries
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On :
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Cambodian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 450 gm - fish (firm, white fleshed, cut into 2 cm chunks)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (peeled)
  • 1 red Onion (small, roughly chopped)
  • 3 cm - Galangal (fresh, peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 2 lemongrass (stalks trimmed and finely sliced)
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric (finely sliced or 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp - paprika
  • 2 tbsp - fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp - Brown sugar
  • 400 gm - Coconut Milk
  • 4 kaffir Lime leaves
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • How to Make Cambodian style fish poached in coconut milk:

    1. Place garlic, red onion, galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, paprika, fish sauce and brown sugar in a blender and process until finely blended.
    2. Add the coconut milk and process until thoroughly blended.
    3. Transfer the coconut mixture to a pan.
    4. Crush the kaffir lime leaves in your hand to release their aroma, and add them to the pan.
    5. Bring the coconut mixture to the boil and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook for 10 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse and the liquid to reduce slightly.
    6. Add the fish chunks and poach gently for 4-5 minutes.
    7. Stir through the lemon juice and then transfer to serving dish.


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