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Turmeric Fish with Nam Pla Prik

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2


    •    5 cloves garlic
    •    2 tbsps sea salt
    •    500ml vegetable oil
    •    1 tbsp black pepper
    •    1 knob fresh turmeric
    •    4-5 coriander roots, washed and scraped
    •    1 whole barramundi (about 400g), cleaned and scaled

Nam pla prik dressing:

    •    2 tbsps lime juice
    •    4 tbsps fish sauce
    •    2 eschalots, finely sliced
    •    3 small red chillies, finely chopped


  1. Combine turmeric, garlic, pepper, coriander roots and salt in a mortar and pestle and pound to a paste.

  2. Spread over both sides of the barramundi and rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Heat enough oil in a wok to cover fish and cook over medium heat until skin is crisp and barramundi is cooked on both sides.

  4. Combine dressing ingredients.

  5. Serve fish with nam pla prik dressing.

This great family recipe is thanks to Good Food Recipes at


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