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Deep Fried Fish With Garlic Sauce, 'Pla Kapong Keemao'

Deep Fried Fish With Garlic Sauce, 'Pla Kapong Keemao'

In Thai "kimao" means drunk. However unlike the Chinese "drunken" dishes, which are marinated in alcohol, Thai "kimao" dishes not marinated in alcohol but typically consumed with alcohol. You can use any sort of fish. You want one weighing about a pound. Thais leave the head on.

The fish is cleaned, the sides slashed and the fish is either dredged in flour or coated with a light batter, and then deep fried in fairly hot oil for about five minutes each side. The fish is then removed to a large plate or serving platter.


For 4 Person(s)


  • 8 Cloves Garlic Chopped Finely
  • 1/4 Cup Coarsely Chopped Green Jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 Cup Coarsely Chopped Red Jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 Cup Thinly Cliced Green Onions (scallions/spring onions)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Coriander [cilantro] including the roots if poss
  • 1/3 Cup Fish Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Palm Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 5 Kaffir Lime Leaves, Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Sweet Basil Leaves.
  • 3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
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Method for Deep Fried Fish With Garlic Sauce, 'Pla Kapong Keemao'

In a medium skillet on medium heat, heat the oil, then add the blended ingredients. Stir continuously for about 3 minutes. Add the lime leaves and the basil, and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Pour the sauce over the fish to serve.


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  • Sue

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    This was a very easy recipe to follow - and this was the result!! Very pleased with myself. Friends were happy too! Thanks so much for the recipes and the videos, please keep them coming!!

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    thanks for the recipe, thanks too for having Thai stores in our country
    you are helping me make an ordinary fried fish especial.

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    love this recipe! i have been making it for years & everyone who tastes it, loves it!


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