Thai Fish Grilled in a Banana Leaf (วิธีทำ แอ๊บปลานิล)

By Mark Weins

 

2 tilapia fish (pla nin ปลานิล) –  deboned them  about 600 grams of deboned fish meat – so you could also use fillets
Banana leaves for cooking (bai tong ใบตอง, substitute foil if you need to)
Toothpicks used to fasten the leaves together (fastening stick ไม้กลัด)

Here are the ingredients for the curry paste:
2 lemongrass stalks (takrai ตะไคร้)
1 head of garlic (kratiem กระเทียม)
5 Thai shallots (hom daeng หอมแดง)
10 – 20 dry Thai chilies (prik haeng พริกแห้ง)
3 – 5 fresh Thai bird chilies (prik kee noo พริกขี้หนู)
½ kaffir lime peel (pew makrut ผิวมะกรูด) – from a kaffir lime
½ finger of fresh turmeric (kamin ขมิ้น) – Turmeric is sometimes used in Thai aeb recipes and other times it’s not.
1/2 tsp salt (kleua เกลือ)

Ingredients to mix with the fish:
All the fish
1.5 tsp salt (kleua เกลือ)
All the curry paste

Some more additions to add to eat banana leaf package:
kaffir lime leaves (bai makrut ใบมะกรูด)
sweet basil leaves (bai horapa ใบโหระพา)
lemon basil leaves (bai mengrak ใบแมงลัก)

Get full recipe:

https://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-fish-grilled-in-banana-leaf-recipe

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