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Khanap pa - Grilled fish in banana leaves

Updated: Jan 9, 2021

Khanap pa can be prepared with a whole fish or fish fillet. In this recipe, I propose you the version with the whole fish.

For 4 persons


800 g of fish

4 tablespoons minced shallot

3 tablespoons of minced lemongrass

50 g of kiep mou (pork rind chips)

2 chili peppers

50 g Thai basil, detailed then sliced

½ teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of fish sauce

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

banana leaves


Gut, wash the fish and make cuts on the sides.

In a large mortar, crush the shallots, lemongrass, kiep mou and chili peppers until you get a homogeneous mixture.

In a salad bowl, mix the crushed herbs with the fish, Thai basil, salt, fish sauce and oil.

Wrap the preparation firmly in banana leaves and grill for about 30 minutes.

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