Amok Trei – Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

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If there is one item of Cambodian food that incites real passion amongst tourists to Cambodia, it is fish amok (amok trei). The mousseline fish curry steamed in a banana leaf container is one of the few Cambodian foods that consistently strikes a chord with foreigners from everywhere.

Amok Trei - Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

Amok Trei - Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

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Course: Curry
Cuisine: Cambodian
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 5 cm fresh galangal, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemongrass, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 400 g can coconut milk
  • 450 g snapper fillets
  • 4 - 8 banana leaves <em>, or 8 large dark green cabbage leaves</em>

Instructions

  • Place the garlic, onion, galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, paprika, fish sauce and sugar in a blender or food processor and process until well blended
  • Add the coconut milk and process again until thoroughly mixed
  • Transfer the coconut mixture to a medium saucepan and bring to simmering point, stirring
  • Continue to cook gently for about 10 minutes until thickened
  • Meanwhile, if using cabbage greens, place them in a large saucepan, cover with boiling water and set aside to soften. If using banana leaves, cut into pieces about 20 cm square
  • Place the fish in a bowl, season with a little salt then pour over half the hot coconut sauce and mix well and set the remaining sauce aside
  • Place 1/8 of the fish mixture in the centre of each leaf and fold the edges over to form secure parcels, making sure you tuck the edges under
  • Steam the parcels for 1 hour
  • minutes before the end of the cooking time, gently reheat the remaining sauce
  • To serve - make a small opening down the centre of each parcel and spoon the remaining coconut sauce into the opening
  • Serve immediately with rice

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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