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Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk - Ca Chep nau voi nuoc dua



Ingredients :
 
15 ml
1 stalk
1/2 teaspoon
1 clove
1
1/2 tablespoon
4
30 ml
120 ml
1
1 tablespoon
1
Vegetable oil
Lemon grass, peeled and finely chopped
Peppercorns, bruised
Garlic, chopped and crushed
Red chili pepper, thinly sliced
Ground cinnamon
Whole cloves, bruised
Fish sauce (Nuoc Mam )
Coconut milk
Carp, large enough to serve 4, cleaned and gutted
Fresh coriander, finely chopped
Lime, rind and juiced

Method :

  • In the oil, gently fry the lemon grass, peppercorns, garlic, chili, cinnamon and cloves until the flavor is released - 2 minutes at the outside.
  • Add the fish sauce (Nuoc Mam) and stir in gently.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut milk.
  • Place the carp in a pan and pour over the coconut milk mixture. Add the lime juice and fresh coriander and stir.
  • Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
  • Remove the fish and place on a serving dish. Garnish with the strips of lime rind. Heat the sauce and boil for a few minutes to reduce and thicken.
  • Strain until a plain milk is left.
  • Pour this over the carp.

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