For this dish, I used fried hake, although cod or similar white flesh fish would work equally as well. The 3 tastes of this dish are spicy, sweet and sour. It is served on a bed of coriander leaves, peanuts and deep fried kaffir lime leaves. The fried kaffir provides a crispy citrus taste when you eat them.
400 gms Fish (Hake, Cod Haddock or Similar)
50 ml Tamarind Water
2 Tablespoons Sugar
5 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
2 Tablespoons Chopped Chillies
2 Tablespoons Chopped Spring Onions
1 Tablespoons Peanuts
1 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander leaves
4 Kaffir Citrus Leaves
Oil For Deep Frying
1. Slice the fish across ways, into 3cm fish steaks. Deep fry in pre-heated oil, until the fish is golden brown.
2. Boil the tamarind water with the sugar and fish sauce together for 2 minutes to create a sauce.
3. Deep fry the peanuts and kaffir leaves for a few seconds. The kaffir leaves will become crisp.
4. Onto a serving plate, place the coriander leaves, the chopped chillies and chopped spring onions to make a bed to sit your fish on.
5. Place the fried fish on top.
6. Pour sauce over the fish, and top off with the peanuts and kaffir leaves.
Hot Fragrant Rice