Vietnamese Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole carp, large enough to serve 4, cleaned and gutted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, bruised
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped and crushed
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves, bruised
  • 2 tablespoons Nuoc Mam sauce
  • 4 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, rind and juiced
How to cook Vietnamese Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk:
  • In the oil, gently fry the lemon grass, peppercorns, garlic, chili, cinnamon and cloves until the flavor is released - 2 minutes at the outside.
  • Add the Nuoc Mam sauce and stir in gently.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut milk.
  • Place the carp in a pan and pour over the coconut milk mixture. Add the lime juice and fresh coriander and stir.
  • Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
  • Remove the fish and place on a serving dish. Garnish with the strips of lime rind. 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.

Notes:

The Vietnamese name for Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk recipe is Ca Chep Nau Voi Nuoc Dua.


This recipe for Vietnamese Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk serves/makes: 4

The Vietnamese Carp Cooked in Coconut Milk recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Carp (more Carp recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Vietnamese (more Vietnamese recipes)

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