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       Title: JUNGLE CURRY WITH CATFISH - GAENG PAA PLA DOOK *
  Categories: Thai, Fish
       Yield: 4 servings
  
 --------------------------------CURRY PASTE--------------------------------
       2 tb Chopped Lemon Grass
       8    Shallots
       6    Cloves Garlic
     1/4 c  Chopped Lesser Ginger
       8    Dried Jalapeno Peppers
       1 ts Canned Peppercorns
       1 ts Shrimp Paste
     1/2 ts Salt
 
 --------------------------------PREPARATION--------------------------------
       2 tb Oil
   1 1/2 lb Catfish, Cut Into 1 Slices
     1/4 c  Fish Sauce (Nam Pla)
       3 c  Water
     1/2 c  Thai Eggplant
     1/4 c  Sliced Green Jalapeno Pepper
     1/2 c  Sweet Basil Leaves
      10    Whole Kaffir Lime Leaves
  
   In the days when travel through various parts of Thailand required
   journeying through areas of jungle, the people had to make do with what was
   available there.  This recipe is so named because the ingredients and
   cooking method made it a suitable dish for the jungle.  Best eaten in the
   presence of monkeys, tigers and snakes to keep it more authentic.
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   Combine all the ingredients for the curry paste, using a mortar and pestle
   or a blender.
   
   Heat a large saucepan and add the oil and curry paste.  Stir-fry for 1
   minute on medium-high heat.
   
   Add the fish,  fish sauce, water and eggplant and heat to boiling.  Cook,
   stirring, for 3 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients and remove from the
   heat.  Serve.
   
   From: Thailand The Beautiful Cookbook.  Typed by Syd Bigger.
  
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