In a food processor add all the paste ingredients, add a little water to make it easy to blend then blitz.
On a low heat in a heavy pan heat the oil then add the paste you’ve just made, add the lemon grass and the bay leaf and fry – but keep stirring for about 10 mins, then add water and cook for further 5 mins.
Now add the fish and cook for another 5 mins. Add the coconut milk then cook for a further 5 mins and turn the heat off. Serve with boiled rice. Heaven
You can see the kencur next to the galangal – it’s very tiny and looks like baby ginger, very aromatic.
You can use chicken if you wish.
Always chop your veg before you add them to the food processor.