Authentic Thai Grilled Fish Recipe (Pla Pao ปลาเผา) – Thai Recipes

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Get all the details for this Thai grilled fish street food recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา) right here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2fu

One of my favorite ways to eat a whole fish is by grilling it the Thai way. On the streets of Thailand you’ll find pla pao (ปลาเผา), or Thai grilled / roasted fish, all over the places. It’s a common meal, and especially goes well with a plate of som tam (green papaya salad) and a couple of baskets of fresh sticky rice.

For this Thai grilled fish recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา), I made the two most common types of fish which you’ll find on the streets of Thailand: a a red hybrid tilapia known in Thai as pla tabtim (ปลาทับทิม), and a snakehead fish known as a pla chon (ปลาช่อน). Both of them are common and widely found in Thailand, but most of the time, and especially when I make it myself, I overall prefer the pla tabtim. In the US when I went to the Asian supermarket, I also found both of these fish available, so hopefully you’ll be able to find them wherever you are. You could also substitute this recipe for other types of firm whole fish.

If you buy your fish from the butcher, you should try to have them (or you can do it back at home) remove the gills and guts from the gills, and not cut open the belly – that way you can stuff the fish with the extra ingredients without everything falling out the bottom of the fish. Another tip for this recipe is that if you can keep the fish with the scales on, that’s better for the grilling process. So keep the scales on

Along with the fish itself, one of the most important components of a Thai pla pao is the seafood sauce, which in Thai is known as nam jim seafood. The sauce is pretty simple to make, but it has so much incredible flavor from the garlic, chilies, and fish sauce.

For the fish
2 whole fish (also 1 fish works fine, just reduce ingredients)
½ kilo of salt (big grain if possible)
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
About 1 tablespoon of water
4 – 6 stalks lemongrass
small handful of kaffir lime leaves

For the sauce seafood
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
15 cloves of garlic
20 Thai bird chilies (prik kee noo suan พริกขี้หนูสวน)

This Thai grilled fish street food recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา) should take about 15 or 20 minutes to get everything ready, and then it will need to be on the grill cooking for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how hot your fire is, and how big your fish are.

Enjoy this Thai street food recipe, and let me know how yours turns out!

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network.

Check out my full Thai pad see ew recipe for further ingredients and instructions: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2fu
Authentic Thai recipes: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/
Free Thai street food guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/free-bangkok-dollar-menu-guide/
Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/
Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/
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Comments

Mark Wiens says:

One of my favorite #Thai street food meals is a whole grilled fish, with
som tam, and sticky rice.

Here’s a brand new video showing you how to make Thai grilled fish (Pla Pao
ปลาเผา)!

#recipe #Thailand #food 

tony jack says:

why does the salt keep the fish moist and juicy?

buanheng says:

errr… fish dont have lungs ;D

Kowit Charoenratchatabhan says:

It’s to sweet seafood source.

Caroline Muna says:

I’m currently on vacation in pattaya and I am loving the food! I looked up
spicy thai basil chicken and came across your page. Thanks so much, I’ll
leave here with more recipe ideas when I get home! !

Barnali's Kitchen says:

I love this fish recipe so so so much..May be i watched this video 25 time
lol !! Thanks for the great recipe !!

t2boo3amra says:

Best fish ever but i did it in the oven very practical for a student but
one mistake i did was i layd it on tin foil and the top side was perfect
but the bottom got wet and and was kinda salty on that side but thanx for
the recipe awesome 

Milo Miller says:

Perfect way to prepare fish … Sauce too! 

Amjad Q says:

Very nice 

Deppybeater says:

“Dinosaur Looking Snake Catfish” lol

SYD NEY says:

The street Thai grilled fish is one very good reason for me to return to
Thailand.

Hong Khou says:

Hey Mark, thanks for sharing this. You make it looks easy and tasty. 

Sunnii Pim says:

Love your kitchen! 

wednesdayblues88 says:

I tried this recipe but w a diff fish, called ikan susu in Malay. V fatty
fish and tasted amazingggg! The sauce is soooo wow. Thanks mark!

Henrik Haraldsen says:

I love your videos man. Keep up the good work.

Diosa Jonota says:

I love the facial expression everytime you taste the food, esp the massive
eye,, hahahaha you are so funny to look at and my mouth water bcoz I want
to try your recipe.. thanks for sharing

Jason Yu says:

Would the skin be edible?

dima lvnus says:

Mark I notice the facial expressions you make in every video after tasting
the food lol xD

Ritankar Sasmal says:

the music is also awesome here like the food

poonyisa Sitthisin says:

สุดยอด :)

luckydesu says:

pla pao & som tum :D

somtot says:

Hi Mark, try using palm sugar in the sauce instead of cane sugar, it will
round the taste better !!

Cane sugar is rather new to Thai culture, most of the sauce originally used
palm sugar.

Try it and you’ll see the difference.

Mal Milligan says:

Great vid. Yeah I also eat shrimp with the shells and legs when I’m in
Vietnam. I know prices are steep in Hawaii but for 13 balloons I would hope
they would peel the things. Next time I’m there I will be fishing my butt
off and hopefully hook into something I can eat. As in eat cheap. lol A
friend told me the unwritten minimum wage in Hawaii is 15 bucks an hour for
any job so I guess it translates to expensive food trucks even when there
is competition.

deepcell says:

Yeah Mark! This fish was my favorite dish during almost two years of living
in Thai. Red or White Tilapia! So delicious!

Mark Panya Wienands says:

Awesome recipe! Going try it myself this weekend

Chandan Giri says:

nice technique mark :)

Drafter073 says:

ลงไปกินอาหารทางตอนใต้ของไทยบ้างได้น่ะครับคุณมาร์ค ผมแนะนำ
นอกจากได้ชมธรรมชาติแล้วยังมีเมนูเด็ดจากแดนใต้อีกมากมายเลยครับ ^^

Sam G says:

The expression on your face show you all. Isn’t it a bit salty

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