Mawk Mak Phet (Stuffed Chile Peppers)


  • 8 Poblano or fresh New Mexican green chillies
  • 350 gm (~3/4 lb) Founder, snapper, or any white fish fillets (flaked)
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) Cooked rice
  • 4 Green onions (chopped including the green portions)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 Lemon (juice)   
  • Banana leaves or aluminium foil


1.    Slit each chillie from the stem to the tip being careful not to cut completely through the chile to the other side
2.    Remove the membrane and the seeds
3.    Combine the remaining ingredients and toss until thoroughly mixed
4.    Stuff each chillie with the mixture and wrap the chillies, two to a package, tightly in the aluminium foil.
5.    Place the packets in a bamboo steamer or colander over boiling water
6.    Cover and steam for 20 to 25 minutes