Wednesday, September 10, 2008

yum pla-tuu : spicy fried mackerel salad

Yum Pla Tuu: Spicy Thai-Fried Mackerel Salad

I do like "Pla Tuu". I think 90% of Thai people like Pla Tuu. It’s something we have always eaten since we were young.
I really like Yum Platuu but for some reason I dont cook it very often. I guess its because of the reason that it needs to be "fried" that puts me off (too lazy to do it & I try to avoing cooking something that needs to be deep-fried).

I remember I used to cook this dish for my mates who were from Paris 6-8 years ago. They loved it and asked for a recipe. I felt very flattered.

Find below a recipe of “Yum Pla Tuu”

4 of medium fried Thai Mackerel -aka “Pla Tuu”, boned
1-2 of medium Raw Mango, finely shredded
2-4 of Red Chilies, finely chopped (deseeded if you can't handle hot & spicy)
2-3 of Lemon Grass, finely sliced
2-4 of Red Shallots, finely sliced
¼ Cup of Lime Juice
2 -3 Tablespoons of Fish Sauce (depends on how salty of the Platu)
¼ Cup of Coriander & Spring Onion, finely chopped
A handful of fresh Mint Leaves
A Dash of Brown Sugar


In a big Salad Bowl, add Pla Tuu fillet
Add chopped raw Mango, Charlotte, Red Chili, Lemon Grass, Coriander & Spring Onion
Stir gently to mix everything well
Add Fish Sauce, Lime Juice & Brown Sugar
Toss lightly to combine well
Leave it to set for 5 mins
Remove into a serving plate
Sprinkle with Mint Leaves
Serve with Steamed Rice


eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Oh how interesting! I love mackerel, fried or grilled. Bookmarked this. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i'm guessing you don't visit your blog much anymore, but i wanted to try asking a question anyway.

what are red charlottes? i've googled this and haven't found anything.


Riya said...

My apologies, I meant "Red Shallots".

Thanks for visiting my blog.