Herbed Catfish Laap

Laap Pla

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 or 5

    • Difficulty


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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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From the old Tai Koen capital Chiang Tung, also known as Kengtung, in the mountains of eastern Shan State comes this wonderful take on fish.

Laap dishes are made of chopped fish or meat dressed with aromatics. Here the fish is poached whole in a little broth flavored with lemongrass and galangal, then flaked off the bone and finely chopped. The cooking broth is combined with a flavor paste of grilled aromatics to make a dressing for the fish. The list of ingr