Grilled Fish with Esarn Seasoning


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Simple but amazingly flavorful, this way to prepare fish comes from the Esarn region in northeast Thailand. To be strictly authentic, you’ll need cilantro roots, which taste like a cross between cilantro and celery root. Asian, Indian, and Hispanic markets sell cilantro with the roots intact, but if you can’t find the whole plant, cilantro leaves produce a highly tasty spice mix, too. I like to use small whole fish, like sea bass or snappers, for this recipe. Serve the grilled fish with