Category Archives: Single Dish
Today I made the classic dish “Pla Tod Nam Pla”, ปลาทอดนํ้าปลา – it’s a fried fish with fish sauce. It’s very simple to make and tastes delicious. I’m so satisfied.
How easy is this recipe?
1. Heat the pan and add 2 cups of vegetable oil.
2. Put flour in the bag and season the flour with white pepper.
3. Lightly coat the fish with flour and shake off the excess flour.
4. Pan fry until golden brown, then remove to the plate.
5. Mix 1 tablespoon of fish sauce with a pinch of sugar and 1 tablespoon of leftover oil from frying the fish. Then pour it over the fried fish and serve with rice!
Had to come up with something special for a “foodie” party last week, and this was the result. Tri-color fettuccine with loads of fresh mixed seafood. It was a hit. I mean, check it out below — does this look like a party pleaser or what?
First I went to our local restaurant supply and got plenty of mussels, scallops, whole tiger shrimp and some squid. They have loads of fresh and frozen seafood there.
Anyway I decided to go for colorful, so I made three colored fettuccine. For a sauce I made by Thai basil sauce that seems to go so well with darn near anything. I picked some of my red basil from out back — it grows so well here!
But the really tricky bit was timing. The party was over a half hour away, and so I would need to reheat. But reheating pasta and seafood is tough because they both get overcooked so easily. I slightly undercooked them both and hoped for the best.
When at the party I could not let this get served undercooked, but by the time it gets fully hot it’s pretty much cooked already, so the timing needs precision. I think it came out ever so slightly overcooked, but the people seemed to like it a lot. One giant dish was eaten by about 20 people there and it was a great success.