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Burmese Dry Fish Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg

2 teaspoons


3 cloves

1 teaspoon

1 stalk

3 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


Firm white fish

Fish sauce

Medium onions


Finely grated fresh ginger

Lemon grass

Vegetable oil

Salt or to taste

Ground turmeric

Green chili, split and seeded, optional

Fresh chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Method :
  • Cut fish into serving pieces.

  • Marinate in fish sauce.

  • Grind to a puree the onions, garlic, ginger and lemon grass.

  • When the pureed is smooth, add turmeric and salt.

  • Heat the vegetables oil in a wide-based saucepan until smoking hot.

  • Carefully put in the ground ingredients (the hot oil will splutters violently).

  • Cover pan and simmer the mixture, lifting the lid frequently to stir and scrape the base of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • When the ingredients are well cooked and still sizzling, put pieces of fish in the pan.

  • Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side and add the green chili if using..

  • Then turn and cook the other side.

  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves.

  • Serve warm.


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