Sarin’s Thai: Spicy Catfish Curry

 

Ingredients:

1lb catfish filets

2 TBS rice or white flour

Salt & pepper to taste

Fresh basil leaves

3 TBS olive oil

Curry paste* (Ingredients below)

Preparation:

Prepare Curry Paste (Recipe below)

Prepare pan with heated oil.

Wash fish, blot with paper towel

Season with salt and pepper

Dredge fish in flour

Pan fry 5-7 mins. on each side until fully cooked and crisp.

Add curry paste and cook thru (Recipe below).

Add basil till cooked lightly

Curry Paste Ingredients:
5 cloves shallots peeled skin off and chopped
5 cloves garlic peeled skin off and chopped
3 dry chillies
1 fresh coriander use everything and chopped
*4 slices galangal  (Chinese grocer) Optional
*1 tea spoon shrimp paste (Optional)
1 tea spoon salt
* 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded (Optional)
1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon white pepper corn
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
To prepare yellow curry paste.
:Soak dry chillies in a cold water 5 minutes.  After that, just chop them
: Heat white pepper corn, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds roast about 1 minutes ( for the flavor)
: Pound in mortar (the most essential cooking utensil in Thai cooking) or blend all the spice paste ingredients until smooth.

 

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