Spicy Canned Fish Salad: Yum Pla Krapong


Today, I present to you an easy and quick recipe for Spicy Canned Fish Salad which is called Yum Pla Krapong (ยำปลากระป๋อง) in Thai. This dish is a nice condiment and easy to prepare because you only need to make the salad sauce. If you have no idea what to cook today, you will love this menu.

Spicy Canned Fish Salad

Spicy canned fish salad (photo: cooking.kapook.com)

Spicy canned fish salad (photo: cooking.kapook.com)

Here is what you need to prepare 2 portions:

  • 300g canned fish (e.g. mackerel in tomato sauce)
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4-5 shallots
  • 2-3 lemongrasses
  • 8 red chilies (less or more, as to taste)
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves
  • 2 TSP fish sauce
  • 3 TSP lime juice
  • 1 TSP sugar


First, cut the kaffir lime leaves, shallots, chilies and lemongrass into thin slices. Cut the lemon and squeeze out the juice. Take a plate and arrange the canned fish. Set the plate aside and prepare the salad sauce: mix sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Add chilies, shallots and lemongrass slices. Mix everything together well and pour this mixture over the fish. Finally, garnish with mint and kaffir lime leaves. You’re ready to serve!

This recipe comes from the marvellous cooking channel WhatRecipe.tv. In the following video, you can easily learn how to prepare this dish 🙂

Hope you’ll give Spicy Canned Fish Salad a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

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