Thai Pike with rice

Pike is not my favourite fish. But I tend to get them quite often. So many good pike recipes are needed. My three favourite ones are Garlic-shrimp-pike-soup, Pike in a Curry Sauce and Thai Pike. If you get a better fish than Pike, there are even more delicious things to do with it (eg. Sushi, Sashimi, Pickeled Raw Fish).

Pike doesn’t turn into a salmon with this recipe. But the recipe goes well with salmon too. 

Ingredients for two:

  • about 350 g fresh fish files (eg. half of a pike, don’t use too large one, small ones taste better)
  • 1 dry stem of lemon grass
  • 1 dry red chili pepper (without the seeds)
  • 6 g dry onion
  • a little bit of dry garlic ships (or one fresh clove)
  • 1 dry stem of (thai) basilica
  • 11 g dry champignons / shiitake
  • 4 g dry mixed vegetable chips
  • 15 ml thai fish sauce (note, this has a lot of salt)
  • 30 ml lime juice (pack this is the same 5 cl plastic bottle with the fish sauce)
  • 10 g vegetable oil
  • 7 ml sugar
  • 2 ml white pepper
  • 125 g whole grain rice (10 min cooking time)
  • touch of salt

Weight: c. 210 g 
Water: < 5 dl


  1. Clean the fish and cut it in file pieces. If you plan to cook a bit later, put the fish in pot with the spices and keep it cold (if this takes over night, add a touch of salt).
  2. Rehydrate the dry champignons, onions, lemon grass and vegetables for at least 30 min in a small amount of clean water.
  3. Put the spices (scrape and shake them off the fish if you put them there first) on a frying pan with the vegetables and champignons and the remaining liquids. Bring to boil and add oil. Let it waite a while.
  4. Cook the rice.
  5. Add the fish on the frying pan. Cook few minutes with the rest of the incredients, turn the fish around, cook few minutes more.
  6. Warm up the rice if it’s cold by now.
  7. Dish out and enjoy!


About Piritta

This is blog is written for lovers of nature, beauty and pleasure. Upgrade your hiking experience by exploring great cooking in landscapes! I'm hooked in fishing and hiking in Lapland. Since 2005 I've spent most of my holidays in the wilderness, at least a week per year, some years much more. Dreaming about it and planning the trip months ahead makes the experience last longer! It is great to share my passionate hobby with you. I hope this blog and my wilderness cooking books will offer you plenty of inspiration.
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