Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk
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  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 carp, large enough to serve 4, cleaned and gutted
  • 1/2 tsp. peppercorns, bruised
  • peel and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped and crushed
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves, bruised
  • 2tbsp. fish sauce

1. In the oil, gently fry the lemon grass, peppercorns, garlic, chili, cinnamon, and cloves until the flavor is released 2 minutes at the outside.

2. Add the fish sauce and stir in gently. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut milk.

3. Place the carp in a pan and pour over the coconut milk mixture. Add the lime juice and fresh cilantro and stir. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked.

4. Remove the fish and place on a serving dish. Garnish with the strips of lime peel. Heat the sauce and boil for a few minutes to reduce and thicken. Strain until a plain milk is left. Pour this over the carp.

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