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Steamed Fish with Chilli Paste



2 portion(s)

  • 2 Red Chillies, deseeded
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2.5 cm galangal, peeled (or use ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass
  • 450 g white fish fillet, cut into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons nam pla (Thai fish sauce)
  • 2 leaves thai or sweet basil

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place red chillies, garlic, shallots, galangal and lemongrass into mixing bowl and blend 1 min/speed 6 to work ingredients into a paste.

  2. Remove mixture from mixing bowl and place in a heat proof bowl.

  3. Add the basil and fish sauce and stir fish into the mixture.

  4. Fill TM bowl with 900g of water.

  5. Place heat proof bowl containing fish mixture into the Varoma dish.

  6. Steam for 15 min/Varoma temperature/speed 2.


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Galangal is slightly harder than ginger, used in the same way, but with a more lemon flavour.

This dish can be served with steamed jasmine rice.

If you are looking to add more colour to the dish, you can garnish the dish with de-seeded, shredded red chillis and coriander before serving.

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  • Have you made this chilli

    Submitted by foody4eva on 21. April 2013 - 17:39.

    Have you made this chilli paste and kept it in the fridge for any length of time? I have an abundance of chillis and looking to make a chilli paste to keep for a few months.  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Melinda.  Step 3 indicates

    Submitted by Alison Bell on 24. April 2012 - 07:55.

    Hi Melinda.  Step 3 indicates you should stir the fish into the mixture.  It is then cooked in step 5.

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  • When do you cook the fish???

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 23. April 2012 - 18:55.

    When do you cook the fish??? tmrc_emoticons.~

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