Persuade your fishmonger to clean and prepare the seafood for you. Cut any fish fillets into
Whizz together the garlic, chillies and coriander root in a food processor or blender to make a rough paste, or use a mortar and pestle and pound them instead.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the blended paste for a minute or so. Tip in the seafood and Stir-fry carefully for 2 minutes to avoid breaking up the fish. Add the oyster and fish sauces, then cover and simmer for 3–4 minutes. Add the pepper and spring onions and cook, stirring gently, for 2–3 minutes, then stir through the fresh herbs. Season to taste with black pepper.
Arrange in a large shallow bowl, garnish with more fresh herbs and serve with lots of plain, boiled rice – sprinkle a few herbs on this too.
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