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Thai Steamed Curreid with Prawn (Ho Mok Goong)

This recipe I adapted from popular Thai steamed recipe "Ho Mok Pla" Thai curries are delicious at the best of times but this one is one of my favourites. But I using prawn for this time. It is quite simple to prepare and takes very little cooking time also.

  • 5-8 medium-sized cleaned shrimps, shelled, and deveined
  • 1/2 cup fish fillet cut into thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup shrimp cut into thin pieces
  • 1/3 cup red curry paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red chili, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (for topping)
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon kaffir lime leave, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leave
  • bananaleaf cups (or small cups)
  • Prepare the topping by heating coconut milk (1/4 cup) in a pot over low heat. Wait until boiling, add rice flour.
  • Stir until mixed well then remove from heat.
  • In a big bowl, mix together fish fillet, shrimp (thin pieces), red curry paste, egg, fish sauce, and sugar. Stir until all ingredients mixed well.
  • Fill the mixture in the bananaleaf cup and then place the shrimp on the top.
  • Put banaleaf cups in the steamer for 15 minutes or until cooked well.
  • Remove from the steamer.
  • Before serving, pour the prepared coconut milk on top of each cup and sprinkle with red chili, kaffir lime leaves, and coriander leaves.
  • Serve immediately with hot steamed rice.


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    banana blossom said…
    Hi Tan,
    I love how you cook this dish. I have never had curry made this way before. I would love to make it someday. Using banana bowl is special too.
    Anonymous said…
    Very nice post!!!
    Anonymous said…
    another incredible dish - I cannot make too many or my husband will say we have no reason to eat out. Thanks for sharing Tan
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    Anonymous said…
    Wow, another wonderful dish, that I cannot wait to try, thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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