Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicey sauce. Chu Shi, served with rice and a selection of vegetables

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Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

In Thailand this sauce is cooked with river fish or white fish, But in Europe and the US salmon makes this a very tasty dish.

Serve with Thai steamed jasmine rice.

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Ingredients: Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

One salmon steak for two people 200 grams

Coconut milk cream - 3 tablespoons from the top

Coconut milk 50ml

Water 250 ml

Chilli 1 table spoon to taste

Chinese ginger sliced 100 grams

Basil fresh to garnish

Camphor leaf, two leaves shredded for decoration

Camphor leaf two leaves shredded in the sauce

Fish sauce 2 drops to taste

Sugar to taste ( 1 or 2 teaspoons )

 

 

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Instructions: Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

Simmer the coconut cream in the pan and simmer gently until it reduces and becomes oily. About 20 minutes. Stir regularly.

Add the chilli paste, and fry for about 10 minutes gently.

Add the Chinese ginger and half the camphor leaf and continue to simmer until soft.

Add the coconut milk and water and bring to the boil, stir, season to taste.

Place the fish in the simmering sauce over gentle heat.

Cover with a lid.

After 5 minutes turn the fish over.

and cook for a further five minutes.

 


2013-02-21-16-35-32_p1100147_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Cook over a gentle heat and stir to prevent burning, until it becomes oily

Coconut milk cream being simmered in the pan to reduce

Cook over a gentle heat and stir to prevent burning, until it becomes oily


2013-02-21-16-36-06_p1100148_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Sliced camphor leafBasil for garnishChilli paste (prepared from a packed of dried chilli)

Ingredients for a Thai fish sauce

Sliced camphor leaf

Basil for garnish

Chilli paste (prepared from a packed of dried chilli)


2013-02-21-16-41-54_p1100149_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  This is now ready to add the chilli paste

Coconut milk cream being simmered in the pan

This is now ready to add the chilli paste


2013-02-21-16-46-17_p1100150_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Mix the chilli paste with the reduced coconut cream and add the shreaded camphor leaf and shredded chinese ginger.Continue to cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes

Mix the chilli paste with the reduced coconut cream

Mix the chilli paste with the reduced coconut cream and add the shreaded camphor leaf and shredded chinese ginger.

Continue to cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes


2013-02-21-16-48-44_p1100152_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Now add the coconut milk liquid to the cooked pasteAbout 50 ml from the can of coconut milk and 250ml of water.Add salt or a drop of fish sauce to taste. (not both or it will be too salty)Add a spoonful of sugar if you wish.

Now add the coconut milk liquid to the cooked paste

Now add the coconut milk liquid to the cooked paste

About 50 ml from the can of coconut milk and 250ml of water.

Add salt or a drop of fish sauce to taste. (not both or it will be too salty)

Add a spoonful of sugar if you wish.


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Thin salmon steaks - enough for two people

( always descale the skin before cutting into steaks)


2013-02-21-17-01-29_p1100156_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Place the fish in the simmering sauce over gentle heat.Cover with a lid.After 5 minutes turn the fish over. 

Cooking the salmon steak in the sauce

Place the fish in the simmering sauce over gentle heat.

Cover with a lid.

After 5 minutes turn the fish over.

 


2013-02-21-18-00-28_p1100158_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served


2013-02-21-18-00-40_p1100159_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served


2013-02-21-18-10-19_p1100163_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served with Thai Jasmine rice

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served with Thai Jasmine rice


2013-02-21-18-12-18_p1100166_thai-cookery-blog.jpg  Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi

Salmon cooked in a Thai coconut and ginger spicy sauce. Chu Shi ready to be served