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Pla-O-Tom-Waan

Zone South

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Pla-O-Tom-Waan

 

 

Background

Having some sweet food among all spicy foods can balance the food consumption among southern people whose local taste is mostly spicy. There are plenty of Pla-O or mackerel, so stewed mackerel in sweet soup for this recipe is based on sweet taste, stewed and seasoned with sugar and black soy sauce.

 

Nutrition facts

Pla-O is one kind of mackerels that has red meat, always made canned fish as having stable texture.  We can gain Omega 3 fat from mackerel which is at the high level of sea fish. The health benefits of good fats mainly to provide oxygen to organ systems for red blood cell production.

 

Ingredients

300 gramsPla-O, steak cut

10 grams garlic, crushed

20grams shallots, crushed

30 gramslemongrass stalk, crushed

2 cups water

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 teaspoonsdark soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

 

 

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