Sashimi of Fluke with Sweet Shrimp
- 16 slices sashimi-grade fluke, sliced thinly on the bias
- 16 cilantro leaves
- 32 chive tops
- 16 cooked sweet shrimp
- 1/4 cup nam plah fish sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup shaved fresh cilantro roots*
- 1 cup shaved variety small chiles
- *substitute 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Lay the slices of fish over a cutting board. Roll 2 cilantro sprigs and two chive tops into four of the slices, so the tops of the herbs are exposed. You should have sixteen fish rolls that can be stood on end with the herbs coming out the top. Arrange the rolls and sweet shrimp on a chilled plate.
Sauce: Combine the nam plah and lime juice in a small glass mixing bowl. Add the shaved cilantro, and steep for 2 minutes. Add the peppers and steep until desired flavor. Strain through a double cheesecloth. The longer the peppers steep, the hotter the sauce will become. Serve in small bowl as a dipping sauce.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Michel Nischan