Fish with fresh chili, garlic and coriander, or Pla rad prik

This dish is highly popular all over Thailand, in restaurants as well as at street stalls. It's often prepared with freshwater fish but we highly recommend you to use saltwater fish such as red snapper, sea-bass or barracuda.

Serves 2

500 g whole fish (such as red snapper) or 300 g fillets

2 fresh red chillies, chopped

2 fresh green chillies, chopped

1 coriander root

2 cloves garlic

4 shallots, finely sliced


2 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons tamarind juice

2 tablespoons fish stock

1 teaspoon lime juice