Tom Som Pla

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by AmandaInOz

Sour fish soup. From a Thai cooking class by Meera Freeman. You can use any firm fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar, pound the coriander root, shallots, salt and peppercorns to a smooth paste.
  2. Add shrimp paste and pound well to blend.
  3. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the paste mixture for a few moments until fragrant.
  5. Add the fish to the frying pan and coat with the paste, but do not allow the fish to cook through.
  6. Add the fish mixture to the boiling water and stir.
  7. Season with the sugar, fish sauce and tamarind water and bring back to a boil. By this time the fish should be cooked.
  8. Add the ginger and spring onions.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro.

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