Friday, September 4, 2009

Seafood fried rice with chilli paste : ข้าวผัดทะเลน้ำพริกเผา

Fried rice is one of the beloved one-plate dishes in Thailand. There are maybe a hundred different kinds of fried rice you can cook, and this one is my favorite.

Ingredients : for 2 person
  • 4 prawns
  • 4 green mussels
  • 1 squid
  • 2 stick surimi
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 chilli
  • 40g frozen green peas
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. roasted chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce or thin soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 300g cooked rice
  • tomato, cucumber and lemon
Instructions :

Clean prawns, cut the head, peel shells and devein. Clean squid, cut one side to open out flat and lightly cut inside of the body like a crisscross, then cut in 3cm piece. Clean and pry mussels, then remove meats from shells. Cut surimi sticks in 3 pieces. Peel carrot and cut into small cubes. Peel onion and cut in stripe. Peel Garlic and finely chop. Wash chilli and chop it also finely.

Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat. Fry onion, garlic, carrot, green pea and chilli until fragrant. Add prawns, squid and mussels. Stir until the color of prawns are changing and squid is getting curl. Then add in oyster sauce, fish sauce, chicken stock and sugar, stir well.

Turn the heat to high heat, add cooked rice, stir until all ingredients are well combined. Serve warm with tomato, cucumber and a piece of lemon.

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