Thai Food: Mackerel in Dried Red Curry


How about an easy but hearty Thai dish? Perhaps you’d like to try this one: mackerel in dried red curry (ฉู่ฉี่ปลาท). This dish is popular throughout Thailand. The main ingredients are mackerel, red curry paste and coconut milk.

Mackerel in dried red curry

Mackerel in dried red curry (photo:

Mackerel in dried red curry (photo:

Sounds good?! Here is what you need to prepare two portions:

  • 2-4 mackerels
  • 3 TSP of red curry paste
  • 1 TSP fish sauce
  • 2 TSP sugar (or less, as to taste)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 350g coconut milk
  • 1 red chili


First, slice the kaffir lime leaves, then cut the chili into small pieces. Take a wok, heat the coconut milk and add the curry paste. Season with fish sauce and sugar, then put in the mackerels. Coat them with the sauce and stir-fry until the fish is done.

Now it’s time to serve! Take a plate and arrange your dish nicely, topping it with sliced kaffir lime leaves, a bit of coconut milk and red chili.

The following video shows you how to prepare this easy Thai meal. Enjoy!

I hope you’ll give mackerel with dried red curry a try! 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

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

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