Cambodian Caramelized Trout

January 15, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Cambodian Caramelized Trout

Cambodian Caramelized Trout (Trey Khor) is Southeast Asia style of caramelized fish and it is very common in Asian countries like Cambodian, Thai and Vietnam. You can use any kind of fish even salmon. It is very easy to make and eat, and full of calories.


1 bl (450 gram) of small trout clean and cut to about 11/2 inch long
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoon of thick soy sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 tablespoon of brown sugar or palm sugar (25 gram)
2 tablespoon of water (30 ml)
1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger
1 cup of water (240 ml)

Directions to make Cambodian Caramelized Trout (Trey Khor)

  1. In mortar pound garlic, salt, and pepper together to paste set aside
  2. In a medium sauce pan put sugar, 2 tablespoon of water, thick soy sauce, and turn the heat on until it is bubble and the sugar turn dark brown in color.
  3. Add the garlic paste and ginger to it stir well then gently add cut fish to the sugar mixture, with 1 cup of water. Handle the fish carefully so the meat won’t break. Let the fish cook in sugar sauce about 10 minutes or until the fish is done and meat is soft.
  4. Turn the heat off.

Serve Cambodian Caramelized Trout (Trey Khor) with porridge (bor bor sab) with sliced lime juice, chili and thinly sliced cucumber on top.

Thank you and enjoy it.


Related Recipe: Cambodian Beef Jerky Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 485

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏13g 5%
Cholesterol ‏167mg 56%
Total Fat ‏19g 24%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏61g 122%
Sodium ‏2220mg 97%
Sugars ‏9g 18%


30 min


1 hr




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