Minced Fish Salad (Koy Pa)

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    12 ounces yellowtail red snapper (minced) or 12 ounces other white-fleshed fish (minced)
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh lime juice, more as needed
  • 1
    tablespoon fish sauce, more as needed
  • 1
    tablespoon toasted rice powder (available in Asian food markets) or 1 tablespoon uncooked sticky rice (toasted and ground to a powder)
  • 34
    cup green beans, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1
    red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2
    tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass
  • 2
    garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12
    teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8
    stems cilantro, half the leaves chopped and half left whole
  • 8
    stems mint, half the leaves chopped and half left whole
  • 1
    scallion, green tops only, sliced
  • sliced cucumber, watercress, and additional cilantro, mint and green beans, for serving
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, combine fish, lime juice and fish sauce. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • If necessary, drain fish. In a mixing bowl, combine fish mixture, rice powder, sliced green beans, chili, lemon grass, sliced garlic, minced garlic, cilantro, mint and scallion. Toss to mix well.
  • To serve, place fish salad in a serving bowl. Serve with cucumber, watercress and additional cilantro, mint and green beans offered separately.
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