Catfish Fillets Fried with Turmeric, Southern Style

Plah Toht Kamin


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Quick & Easy Thai

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 aromatic paste the traditional way. Serve this scrumptious fish with small bowls of fish sauce spiked with chopped fresh hot chilies or dried chili flakes.