Catfish in Turmeric-Coconut Sauce

This is a modification of a really wonderful recipe, Catfish Rounds Simmered in Turmeric-Flavored Coconut Sauce (Dtom Kem Gkati Bplah Doog) which is located here: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/recipes/turmcatcoc.html . I modified it to use ingredients which were more readily available to me. Fresh turmeric is available at indian groceries stores and Whole Foods (where I found it). Frozen stuff works well too and you can freeze the fresh stuff if you find it. The original recipe mentions the possibility of using 3 tsp. of powdered turmeric and add an extra 1/2 tsp. of sugar. I have not tried this and they mention that it won't be as good. I also cut down on the amount of fish sauce.

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  • Smash turmeric with the flat blade of heavy knife.
  • Cut the trimmed lemongrass stalks into two segments, and smash to bruise.
  • Bruise shallots
  • Add coconut milk, lemongrass, shallots and galanga to the pot, along with the salt and sugar.
  • Heat over medium heat and slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook for 5 minutes to flavor the broth.
  • Add fish pieces, return to a boil and add fish sauce.
  • Simmer over low to medium heat uncovered for 10-15 minutes turning catfish occasionally.
  • Serve warm over jasmine rice.
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"This is a modification of a really wonderful recipe, Catfish Rounds Simmered in Turmeric-Flavored Coconut Sauce (Dtom Kem Gkati Bplah Doog) which is located here: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/recipes/turmcatcoc.html . I modified it to use ingredients which were more readily available to me. Fresh turmeric is available at indian groceries stores and Whole Foods (where I found it). Frozen stuff works well too and you can freeze the fresh stuff if you find it. The original recipe mentions the possibility of using 3 tsp. of powdered turmeric and add an extra 1/2 tsp. of sugar. I have not tried this and they mention that it won't be as good. I also cut down on the amount of fish sauce."

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  1. Wu  Newt
    This is a modification of a really wonderful recipe, Catfish Rounds Simmered in Turmeric-Flavored Coconut Sauce (Dtom Kem Gkati Bplah Doog) which is located here: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/recipes/turmcatcoc.html . I modified it to use ingredients which were more readily available to me. Fresh turmeric is available at indian groceries stores and Whole Foods (where I found it). Frozen stuff works well too and you can freeze the fresh stuff if you find it. The original recipe mentions the possibility of using 3 tsp. of powdered turmeric and add an extra 1/2 tsp. of sugar. I have not tried this and they mention that it won't be as good. I also cut down on the amount of fish sauce.
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