Spicy crispy red tilapia salad (Larb Pla Thap-thim)

The red-hybrid Oreochromis niloticus is known in Thai language as Pla Thapthim (Thai: ปลาทับทิม), meaning "pomegranate fish".  This type of Tilapia is very popular in Thai cuisine where it is prepared in a variety of ways.  The white tilapia Pla nin (Thai: ปลานิล), meaning "Nile fish", is commonly salted and grilled or boiled with lemon called “Pla Nin Nueng Ma-now” but this recipe I present red-hybrid called “Spicy crispy red tilapia salad” or in Thai “Larb Pla Thap-thim”
Ingredients :
  • 2 fishes fillet,  
  • 1 tbsp shallot , finely sliced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp  roasted ground rice power
  • 1 tbsp spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • ½ cup mints leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp fried shallot (option)
  • some fresh vegetables such as lettuce, long green beans (side dishes)
  1. Steam fish fillet or boil just for cook and pad dry.
  2. Place the fish fillet on a cutting board and, using 2 forks, break up the fish into very small pieces.
  3. Heat up the oil in a wok or skillet on medium low heat and deep fry the fish until golden brown.
  4. It takes a few minutes to brown all the pieces to be very crispy. 
  5. Drain the cooked fish on paper towel and set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl add shallot, chili powder, roasted ground rice power, spring onion, Spiny coriander, lemon juice, fish sauce together and toss gently until mix well and taste.
  7. Add cooked fish and softly toss 2-3 times only. The cooked fish should still crispy while serving.
  8. On a serving  plate spoon on a spicy fish salad and sprinkle with mints leaves and fried shallots.
  9. Serve immediately with fresh vegetable.
Enjoy ka! ^^