Kaeng Som

Thai Sour soup with vegetables and fried fish (Kaeng Som). The taste of the dish is led by the sour taste from the tamarind followed by saltiness and just a little bit of sweetness.

Ingredients for chilli paste25 big dried chillies
8 small dried chillies
1/2 cub shallots
2 clove garlic
1 finger root (about 5cm long)
1 tsp shrimp paste
Pinch of salt
Optional add boiled fish meat.
Vegetables: as your choice such as long bean, white radish,Chinese cabbage (Wombok), carrot, bok choy, cauliflower, orkra.
Seasoning: Tamarind sauce, fish sauce, sugar and stock powder (optional)
Protein: Fried fish or fish or prawns.
Note: this chilli paste recipe can use up to 1 litre of water. Today I only used half of it.

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