*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              PLA NUNG HORAPA
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Seafood
                 Thai                             Asian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -Gail Shimizu BWHT68A
    2       lb           Whole red snapper or
                         -white fish
    1       t            Galanga -- finely chopped
      1/2   tb           Lemon grass -- *
    6                    Medium fresh red chilies
    2       tb           Red onions -- chopped
    1       tb           Preserved soy beans,
                         -(Tao Geo Kao)
    1       tb           Fish sauce (Nam Pla)
    1       t            Kaffir lime leaves
                         -thinly sliced
      1/2   c            Basil leaves,
                         -(Thai basils preferred)
   (Thai Steamed Fish with Basil)
    * Sliced thinly-crosswise (use the base only, about 2
   or 3 inches from the
   DIRECTIONS: Chop coarsely--the Galanga, lemon grass,
   onions, chilies and soy beans in a blender or food
   processor (add a tbsp of water if necessary). Wash,
   clean and pat dry the fish well. Cut 3-4 deep slits
   crosswise on both sides and cover with the spice
   mixture pushing the mixture into the slits. Place the
   dressed fish in a platter deep enough to accommodate
   extra liquid when the fish is cooked.
    Place the platter in the steamer. Sprinkle basils and
   Kaffir lime leaves. Place 2 pieces of paper towels
   over the top but not on the fish to catch any excess
   moisture while steaming. Cover and steam over high
   heat for 20 minutes or until fish is fully cooked.
   Serve immediately with cooked rice.
    NOTE: All the listed ingredients can be found in any
   Thai grocery stores.
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