Galangal stalks

Galangal shoots and stalks in Vietnamese cuisine

Galangal is the rhizome of Alpinia officinarum (and some relatives), a plant in the ginger family. It has a hot spicy taste and used as a spice in Vietnamese cuisine. Galangal is known as a spice that enhances the flavor of dishes and is also a valuable medicine, but few people know that galangal leaves,

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Grilled Catfish With Galangal and Fermented Rice View Ingredients
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  • 4 wild-caught walking catfish, about 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • 3 teaspoons fermented rice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 100 g (3½ oz) galangal rhizome, pounded
  • 10 lemongrass stalks, 7 stalks pounded and 3 thinly sliced
  • 30 g (1 oz) turmeric powder, or pounded fresh turmeric
  • 5 g ground black pepper
  • spring onion, dill, chilles for garnishing
  • sugar, fish sauce, salt, msg, cooking oil

Grilled Catfish With Galangal And Fermented Rice…

The catfish type in this grill dish is the wild-caught walking catfish (Clarias batrachus, Vietnamese: cá trê), which is smaller and…

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