Catfish Fillets Fried with Turmeric, Southern Style

Plah Toht Kamin

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Appears in
Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

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Warm and golden as sunset on the island of Koh Samui, this spectacular dish is yours for only a bit of chopping and a few minutes at the stove. A brief time in the marinade is fine, but if you need to cover and refrigerate it for a day, no problem. Plah is Thai for “fish,” and kamin means “turmeric.” This dish is also called plah kluk kamin, kluk meaning “pounded in a mortar,” whereas toht means “fried.” If you have a mortar and pestle, you could try grinding the herbs and spices to an arom