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Jules's Blurb: There are many Thai Barbecue Fish Recipes, this has got to be the definitive Thai BBQ Fish Recipe simply because it's the simplest and easiest method there is (probably on the planet) to barbecue virtually any fish within reason.
It is such a simple recipe it almost does not even require a recipe, however as usual Khwanjai has a few slick tricks up her sleeve to share with our members.
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Also in our range of fish recipes you'll probably enjoy Fish Three Flavours (Par Sam Lot) with it's unique Three Flavour Sauce or Fried Fish with Garlic also with its own unique Sea Food Sauce a spicy, sour and sweet sauce that dances on your tongue and of course this BBQ Fish recipe is no exception with its Spicy Sour Sweet Peanut Sauce
BBQ Fish is mostly served as a snack or part of a Thai Banquet Meal.. See Serving Suggestions below to discover why this is great BBQ party food
BBQ Fish Recipe
How to Barbecue Fish Thai Style
Serves 2 (with rice)
1 Fish 7-900g (Pretty much any fish will do)
12 Assorted Thai Chillies (pik ki noo)
5-6 Cloves Garlic
2 tbs Sugar
2 tbs Fish sauce
1 tbs Chicken Stock Powder
3-4 tbs Lime Juice
1/3 Cup Chopped Toasted Peanuts
1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Water
Butter or Margarine
Tomato, Coriander and Lettuce and cucumber for dressing
Wash the fish and dry
Peel outer layers off the lemon grass and bash the ends a bit
Stuff 2-3 Stalks of Lemon Grass down its throat and its ready to cook
Cooking:You need a mature barbecue ie. Not too flaming hot!
Throw on the whole fish and paint it with butter and sprinkle on salt
Turn over and repeat leave for about 3 minutes and turn back over for another 3 minutes
Now stand your fish up on its belly for about 10-15 minutes
The next step is to prepare the very special Spicy Sour Sweet Peanut Sauce..... below
Preparing The SauceUsing a Cruk Sak (Pestle and Mortar) pound the chillies and garlic as per video
Blender? Our advice? Don't do it! Be very careful not to over do it if you use a blender, we really recommend NOT using one, its too easy to ruin the balance of flavours.
Next add 1-2 tbs lime juice, some chicken stock powder, fish sauce and a good tbs of sugar mix well together and do a taste test, adjust as required
Now add some water and mix in the peanuts the resulting mix should not be too water nor too thick see video Spicy Sour Sweet Peanut Sauce Recipe
Back to The BBQ Fish:
Lay it on its side for about 5 minutes, turn for another 5, checking to ensure fully cooked
Timings are relevant to the size and type of fish, the video tutorial gives by far the best turning pointers
Take yer fish off the barbecue carefully and remove the charred skin from one side of the fish then......
Serving Suggestion: Serve up the fish on a bed of Lettuce on a large plate with sliced Tomato and Cucumber, and a small bowl of the delicious Spicy Sour Sweet Peanut Sauce and you can even serve with hot Jasmine rice but here's a different very traditional suggestion.
Thais will share a fish like this over a beer or whisky and chat as they dig in to this very tasty BBQ Fish recipe. Using a piece of lettuce leaf, make a small parcel of fish, coriander and the sauce and pop it in you mouth in one go. Even when served with rice as part of a banquet they will still use this style of eating in addition to eating with rice
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