Salmon Souffle in Banana Leaf Cup

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Salmon Souffle in Banana Leaf Cup



Coconut milk1/2cup
Red curry paste, (Kaeng phet curry paste) 2 tbsp.
Fish sauce1tbsp.
Sugar1 - 2tsp.
Salmon fillet, sliced 5oz.
Sweet basil leaves, (bai horapha)1/4cup
(Makes 1 banana leaf cup. / 1 serving)

1. Mix the curry paste and the coconut milk together in a bowl until you have a smooth mixture.
2. Add egg and blend in well. Season this mixture with fish sauce and sugar. Mix this into a batter, and add pieces of salmon which have been sliced. This process is very much like making a custard or batter for quiche.
3. Prepare a baking dish and line the bottom of the dish with fresh basil leaves and spoon the batter and fish pieces into the dish. Steam or bake in bain-marie until done. lt takes about 30 - 40 minutes depending on the size and depth of the container. To test that the custard is done, insert a skewer into the center of the custard. If it comes out clean, the custard is done.

Substitutions : lt may be difficult to find fresh Thai basil, so please use fresh local basil or even fresh green leaf lettuce or spinach or kale. When buying Thai curry paste which comes either in a can or vacuum packed in a plastic container, read the label carefully to check that you are getting the correct type of curry paste.
Thai main dishes are usually eaten with plain steamed rice. If you eat some of these dishes by themselves the flavors may be too strong.