1 piece (about 300g) of mackerel or any other firm fish of your choice
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
1 lemon grass - sliced thinly
4 shallots - sliced thinly
1 red/birds eye chili - sliced thinly
1/4 inch ginger - chopped
3-4 sprigs of mint leaves - just the leaves
3-4 kaffir lime leaves - sliced thinly
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp lime juice
Salt if needed
Rub ginger and salt over the fish.
Deep fry fish, dish out and place on a plate.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
Sauté shallots, ginger, lemongrass and chili.
Pour in soy and fish sauce; add salt (if needed), sugar, lime juice and 3-4 tbsp of water.
Let it simmer and drop in mint and lime leaves.
Pour over the fish.
Like nava-k’s facebook page for other lifestyle reviews.