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Khmer Tomato Salad

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Trying to add different dishes and salads to the
“Saturday Lunch at the Farm” crowd brought the dawn of new tastes and
new ways of devouring lunch. This salad goes particularly well when
“Tommy the Beefsteak Tomato” or “Penelope the Plum tomato” when in the
summer you can actually smell the tomatoes maturing and growing big
right before you eyes. The use of fresh mint really highlights this
simple salad along with the use of fresh scallions, and cucumbers. Even
during the cold winter, to bring this bright salad to the table can
bring smiles and salad bowls handed down to add just a little more. This
is a rustic salad that jumps up and grabs you to behold it. Hey, who
said the “Farm” can’t be healthful too. Don’t hesitate to change the
ingredients (such as not using “Fish sauce” you may want to sub a light
soy sauce instead) or using fresh green or red peppers instead of the
chilies. Go ahead….it’s ok! Enjoy mostly……and have fun
*Note* my friend Maito tried this and her suggestions were so good I
incorporated the into this recipe. I think it was perfect, thank you
  • 1

    boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked
    (shredded, or 2 small)

  • 2

    tomatoes, sliced thinly

  • 2

    scallions, sliced thinly

  • 1

    cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon

    fresh mint, torn in smaller pieces
    (optional, fresh parsley in place)


  • 1 tablespoon

    fresh basil, torn in smaller pieces

  • 1

    jalapeno chile
    (add to taste only, I add Serrano chilie personally)

  • 3 tablespoons

    unsalted dry roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
    (or cashews)

Kampot Sauce

  • 2

    limes, juiced and pulped

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    scallions, diced thinly

  • 1

    jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
    (seeded and devined, to taste)

  • 3 tablespoons

    fish sauce
    (optional light soy sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon



  • 1 Using a small mixing bowl ~ but
    ingredients of Kampot sauce together and whisk gently.(Makes
    approximately 1/2 cup to use on salad to taste).
  • 2 In large bowl combine the chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, mint (if using) and basil.
  • 3 Add the Kampot sauce, and chilies to taste, top off with nuts.
  • 4 Toss and serve immediately.
  • Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Cambodian Grilled Prawns With Lemongrass

    May 14, 2011 Leave a comment
    Half a cup of tuk trey,
    a popular Khmer sauce, and some lemongrass is all it takes to turn some
    king prawns into a hearty Cambodian treat. These prawns are a great
    match for plain white rice, and you can also eat them with a salad.

    (This recipe serves 2)


    • 14 King Pawns with shells intact
    • 3 finely chopped lemongrass stalks (use only the bottom 3 inches of the stalk, with the hard bottom bit discarded)
    • ½ cup tuk trey dipping sauce
    • 1 Tbsp oil
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 2 tsp salt


    1. Using a pair of sharp scissors, trim off the sharp end of the prawn
      heads. This will prevent your fingers and hands getting pricked by the
      sharp prawn head during your meal. Cut off as much of the prawn legs as
      possible without damaging the body.
    2. Marinate the prawns with the salt for at least 30 minutes.
    3. Put the lemongrass, oil and sugar into the bowl of tuk trey
      sauce. Mix this well and pour over the prawns. Leave the prawns in the
      fridge for at least 2 hours, tossing the prawns after an hour, so that
      they get marinated well.
    4. Cook the prawns on a barbeque or under a grill in an oven for 6
      minutes, turning over after 3 minutes. The prawns are ready when they
      turn pinkish red.
    5. Serve with plain boiled rice and a side salad or fried vegetables. 

    Source: Southeast Asian Food

    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Poat Dot – Cambodian Grilled Corn

    May 8, 2011 Leave a comment
    This is the easiest Khmer dish and everyone can do it!  It’s so popular in Cambodia….Go to the lesson together now 😀 


    – 6 ears

    corn, husks and silk removed  

    – 2 tablespoons

    vegetable oil

    – 2 tablespoons

    fish sauce 

    – 2 tablespoons


    – 1 1/2 tablespoons


    – 1 teaspoon


    – 2

    green onions, white parts only, thinly sliced 

    – vegetable oil, for brushing
    – Prepare charcoal grill or preheat an ungreased cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

    – Very lightly brush the corn with oil and set on the grill rack or in the skillet.

    – Cook, turning every 2-3 minutes, until the kernels are tender and nicely charred, 12-15 minutes total; keep warm.
    – Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together the fish sauce, water, sugar and salt until it is dissolved.
    – Heat the 2 tbsp oil in a saucepan over medium heat until very hot but not smoking.

    – Carefully pour liquid mixture in (it
    may sputter a bit so watch out); add the green onions and simmer  until
    the sauce begins to thicken, about 30 seconds; remove from heat and
    – Brush cooked corn with the sauce and serve.

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    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Traditional Khmer Amok Fish Recipe

    March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
    A Cambodian dish of curried monkfish or codfish gently seasoned with
    coconut milk, turmeric, paprica, ginger, garlic, chili and fish sauce.
    The pale yellow curried fish sits prettily in a lettuce leaf. 
    • 1 pound monkfish or cod fillets
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup coconut milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, optional
    • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh Thai chili pepper, seeds included
    • 2 teaspoons Southeast Asian fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
    • 12 baby bibb lettuce leaves
    • 1 tablespoon shredded fresh kaffir lime leaves, if desired.


    1. Cut fish into 1/2-inch chunks. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

    2. In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, turmeric, paprika, curry
    powder, ginger, garlic, chili pepper and fish sauce. Mix well. Add fish
    pieces, and toss until well coated. Let marinate 15 minutes.

    3. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat oil, and add
    onions. Saute onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add fish
    mixture, and saute until fish is opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove from
    heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.

    4. Spoon into lettuce cups, and place three cups on each of 4 plates. Garnish with kaffir lime leaves, and serve. 

    Recipe by Asia Recipes
    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Grilled fish with pickle [ Pahok Kreoung Ktis Recipe]

    March 28, 2011 Leave a comment
    This is the most popular Khmer recipes event in the city or countryside. Think about Prahok, think about Cambodia. Well, now try this recipe together and enjoy the taste.

    -Smoked fish
    -Coconut cream
    -Lemon grass
    -Red chili
    -2 Cloves garlic, Mince
    -Fish sauce
    -Peel of kaffir lime( kind of Orange)
    -Chinese parsley
    -Scrip eggplant( king of eggplant)
    -String bean

    1-Mix together pahok (mince) and pork.

    mortal and pestles to pounded, and crushed garlic, red onion, Chinese
    parsley, lemon grass, chili pepper, turmeric, red Chili powder and
    pounded krasang ( a large spiny tree with flat, round, sour fruit) with
    kreoung (all of the species that you already pounding).
    3-Grind meat of smoked fish, and roast peanut powder.
    coconut cream then, stir pork , kreoung ( all of the species that you
    already pounding), smoked fish, peanut, pour fish sauce, sugar,
    seasoning till dry water (non water).
    5-Put it in bowl and serve with rice.
    Recipe by 123 Recipez
    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Pumkin Custard (Sangkhya Lapov)

    January 30, 2011 1 comment

    • 1 small Kabocha pumpkin, about 5  inches across and 4 inches tall
    • 4 duck eggs, about 1 cup eggs or chicken eggs
    • ½ cup evaporated cane sugar or palm sugar
    • ½ cup coconut milk
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 2 pandanus leave, torn into 4 pieces lengthwise from each leaf


    Clean outside of the pumpkin well and
    dry with towel. Insert the knife on the top pumpkin to make a lid of
    about 2 inches wide (please see photo from a slide show). Remove all
    seeds from the inside the pumpkin until completely clean.
    Add water to a steamer to 1 ½ inches tall and bring to a boil while preparing the custard.
    To make custard, place egg, sugar,
    coconut milk  into a medium-size bowl. Use torn pandanus leaves to
    massage and mix the custard mixture by hand constantly for 8 minutes.
    This is a Thai  tradition way to make a custard instead of whisking.
    Pandanus leaves helps the mixing process, at the same time pandanus
    flavor is infused into the custard mixture.
    Strain and fill the custard into the pumpkin, make sure to leave a 2/3 inch free space from the top.
    Steam the pumpkin custard in the
    steamer, also the lid but separately. Do not cover pumpkin with the
    lid. It should be done between 40 to 45 minutes. To tell the custard is
    cooked when shake the custard is not moving except 1 inch in the
    center. And that is when to turn off the steamer and remove the lid and
    let the pumpkin custard sit until cool down.
    Cut into wedge and serve cold or at room temperature.
    Prepared by Khmer Dessert
    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes

    Pumkin And Pork Soup (Sngor Lapov Sach Chrouk)

    January 30, 2011 Leave a comment
    Delicious pumpkin and
    pork soup is Khmer country food. Khmer loves pumpkin for many reasons.
    Pumpkin not only taste great but rich with potassium, vitamin A and
    high beta-carotene. Pumpkin is an ancient vegetable that has been in
    Cambodia for thousands of years. In the ancient time, the villager’s
    medicine men took sun dried pumpkin and crushed in to medicine powder
    to treats headache, fever and other diseases. Today, the medical
    researchers has proven that pumpkin is indeed a natural medicine that
    can help fight cancer.Also prevent hardening arteries which main causes
    for stroke and heart attack, because pumpkin contains high

  • Ingredients :
    • ½ lb pork
    • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
    • ¼ Teaspoon salt
    • ½ Tablespoon sugar
    • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 Stalk green onion, minced
    • 4 Cups water
    • 1½-2 lbs Pumpkin, peeled,seeded and cut bite sizes cubes
    • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
    • ½ Tablespoon sugar
    • Dash of black pepper
    • 2 Stalks green onion,chopped
  • Procedures :
    In a small bowl, mix pork with fish sauce, salt, sugar, black pepper
    and green onion, makes small pork meat, when done set a side.
    Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
    Drops pork meat in boiling water, cook till meat tender.
    Add pumpkin, cook till pumpkin tender.
    Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
    Top with green onion.
    Serve hot with rice.
  • Prepared by Malinh’s Recipes

    Categories: Khmer Recipes, Recipes