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  1. 2 tablespoons chopped lemon grass

  2. 8 shallots

  3. 6 cloves garlic

  4. 1/4 cup chopped lesser ginger

  5. 8 dried jalapeno peppers

  6. 1 teaspoon canned peppercorns

  7. 1 teaspoon shrimp paste

  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt --preparation--

  9. 2 tablespoons oil

  10. 1 1/2 pounds catfish -- cut into 1" slices

  11. 1/4 cup fish sauce -- (nam pla)

  12. 3 cups water

  13. 1/2 cup Thai eggplant

  14. 1/4 cup sliced green jalapeno pepper

  15. 1/2 cup sweet basil leaves

  16. 10 whole kaffir lime leaves

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  1. Preparation : In the days when travel through various parts of Thailand required journeying through areas of jungle, the people had to make do with what was available there. This recipe is so named because the ingredients and cooking method made it a suitable dish for the jungle. Best eaten in the presence of monkeys, tigers and snakes to keep it more authentic. Combine all the ingredients for the curry paste, using a mortar and pestle or a blender. Heat a large saucepan and add the oil and curry paste. Stir-fry for 1 minute on medium-high heat. Add the fish, fish sauce, water and eggplant and heat to boiling. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and remove from the heat. Serve.


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