Authentic Thai Grilled Fish Recipe (Pla Pao ปลาเผา) – Thai Recipes

Get all the details for this Thai grilled fish street food recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา) right here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2fu

One of my favorite ways to eat a whole fish is by grilling it the Thai way. On the streets of Thailand you’ll find pla pao (ปลาเผา), or Thai grilled / roasted fish, all over the places. It’s a common meal, and especially goes well with a plate of som tam (green papaya salad) and a couple of baskets of fresh sticky rice.

For this Thai grilled fish recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา), I made the two most common types of fish which you’ll find on the streets of Thailand: a a red hybrid tilapia known in Thai as pla tabtim (ปลาทับทิม), and a snakehead fish known as a pla chon (ปลาช่อน). Both of them are common and widely found in Thailand, but most of the time, and especially when I make it myself, I overall prefer the pla tabtim. In the US when I went to the Asian supermarket, I also found both of these fish available, so hopefully you’ll be able to find them wherever you are. You could also substitute this recipe for other types of firm whole fish.

If you buy your fish from the butcher, you should try to have them (or you can do it back at home) remove the gills and guts from the gills, and not cut open the belly – that way you can stuff the fish with the extra ingredients without everything falling out the bottom of the fish. Another tip for this recipe is that if you can keep the fish with the scales on, that’s better for the grilling process. So keep the scales on

Along with the fish itself, one of the most important components of a Thai pla pao is the seafood sauce, which in Thai is known as nam jim seafood. The sauce is pretty simple to make, but it has so much incredible flavor from the garlic, chilies, and fish sauce.

For the fish
2 whole fish (also 1 fish works fine, just reduce ingredients)
½ kilo of salt (big grain if possible)
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
About 1 tablespoon of water
4 – 6 stalks lemongrass
small handful of kaffir lime leaves

For the sauce seafood
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
15 cloves of garlic
20 Thai bird chilies (prik kee noo suan พริกขี้หนูสวน)

This Thai grilled fish street food recipe (pla pao ปลาเผา) should take about 15 or 20 minutes to get everything ready, and then it will need to be on the grill cooking for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how hot your fire is, and how big your fish are.

Enjoy this Thai street food recipe, and let me know how yours turns out!

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network.

Check out my full Thai pad see ew recipe for further ingredients and instructions: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2fu
Authentic Thai recipes: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/
Free Thai street food guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/free-bangkok-dollar-menu-guide/
Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/
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19 comments

  1. Hawaiian Punch

    That sauce is the diggity. I always add a fruit to it like a mango or an apple.

  2. Chan Gamemre

    อร่อยไม

  3. Is there any fish that is not from thailand that you could recomend, or how should the fish be like?

  4. ทำหน้าแบบ อร่อยมาก เลย อ่ะ 5555

  5. Duangrat Kanlob

    Authentic Thai Grilled Fish Recipe (Pla Pao ปลาเผา)

    Here is an authentic Thai way to eat and grill a whole fish. On the streets of Thailand you'll find Pla Pao (ปลาเผา), or Thai grilled / roasted fish, all over. It's a common meal, and especially goes well with a plate of som tam (green papaya salad) and a couple of baskets of fresh sticky rice.

    #Thaifood   #TasteOfThainland   #authenticstreetfood   #grilledfish  

  6. Rajput pisces

    i had always been looking for that recipe and blime it's yummie, thanks for the tutorial..and i am most grateful for every recipe you share in english, other wise i would have been totally naive to Thai Cuisine…

  7. Y do everyone who cooks says stuff is good and then say they needed to add for things

  8. omg yummy… 

  9. Larry Fournillier

    Authentic Thai Grilled Fish Recipe (Pla Pao ปลาเผา)

    Here is an authentic Thai way to eat and grill a whole fish. On the streets of Thailand you'll find Pla Pao (ปลาเผา), or Thai grilled / roasted fish, all over. It's a common meal, and especially goes well with a plate of som tam (green papaya salad) and a couple of baskets of fresh sticky rice.

    #Thaifood   #TasteOfThainland   #authenticstreetfood   #grilledfish  

  10. Karen “KarenCastablanca” Simtoco

    Mark, could you please include a video on how to gut a fish without cutting its body?
    Thanks so much! It would be very useful.

  11. KarInRealLife

    Do you have a video of how to clean fish from the gills?

  12. Authentic Thai Grilled Fish Recipe 

  13. Pattarakamon Tianchai

    One Of My Favourites! Yummy.

  14. ศุภชัย คิดอ่าน

    คุณทำปบาเผาเก่งโครต

  15. Like if u cri evritime ;-;

  16. I have to admit…I was kinda skeptical about how much salt you put on there but in the end, it looks so amazing! Especially that garlic lime fish sauce. Drooling. 

  17. Claudia Mills

    Im a little worried that I cant get the salt mixture to stick ,its my first time so in about 40 mins I will let you know wether a success or not

  18. Indy Jukebox

    คุณ Mark ทำอาหารไทยเก่งมาก
    ผมคนไทยยังทำไม่เป้นเลยน้ำจิ้มซีฟู๊ดเนี่ย

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