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       Title: Gaeng Paa Pla Dook (Jungle Curry with Catfish
  Categories: Thai, Seafood, Fish
       Yield: 4 Servings
 MMMMM------------------------CURRY PASTE-----------------------------
    2.00 tb Chopped Lemon Grass
    8.00    Shallots
    6.00    Cloves Garlic
    0.25 c  Chopped Lesser Ginger
    8.00    Dried Jalapeno Peppers
    1.00 ts Canned Peppercorns
    1.00 ts Shrimp Paste
    0.50 ts Salt
    2.00 tb Oil
    1.50 lb Catfish, Cut Into 1 Slices
    0.25 c  Fish Sauce (Nam Pla)
    3.00 c  Water
    0.50 c  Thai Eggplant
    0.25 c  Sliced Green Jalapeno Pepper
    0.50 c  Sweet Basil Leaves
   10.00    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.
   ~----------------- 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.