Continuing with green curry, we have David Thompson’s green curry with fish dumplings and eggplant from Thai Food. The fish is chopped finely, flavored with cilantro root, garlic, ginger, white pepper, fish sauce, and a touch of sugar before being formed into little balls that get poached. They are spiced to the level of wonton filling and are tender when broken. The fish is white sea bass from our favorite fish supplier Catalina Offshore. They’re a wholesaler, so they have very fresh fish, and for whatever reason they actually sell it to the public.
This coconut milk-based curry uses essentially the same curry paste that we used for our green curry with beef with a touch of krachai and tumeric. Krachai, also known as fingeroot and lesser ginger, is strong like ginger, but with a different flavor. It tastes almost medicinal and seems to give strength to fish and vegetable curries. We’ve gotten ours frozen at Minh Huang.