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Salt-encrusted Fish (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, May 13th, 2009

Nah Gkin! (Looks Good to Eat!)

Salt-Encrusted Fish

Salt-Encrusted Fish

This is a picture of three fish being grilled in Nong Kai in Northeastern Thailand (Isahn). Prior to grilling, they have been stuffed with an herb mixture and then the (unscaled) fish is covered with salt. The result is a succulent, moist fish with herb flavor that is simply delicious.

One of the great joys of traveling in Thailand is going to the open-air and local markets. One of the joys of going to the markets is seeing all kinds of appetizing and wonderful food that you never knew existed.

Kasma taught her version of this recipe as Charcoal-Grilled Salt-Encrusted Fish Stuffed with Crushed Herbs, Served with Hot Thai Chilli-Lime Sauce (Bplah Yad Sai Samunplai Pao) in her weekend Advanced Series Set E (class 1).

The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

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