Cambodian Lemon Grass Salmon Patty

January 1, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Lemon Grass Salmon Patty

The Cambodian Lemongrass Salmon Patty is a straightforward and delicious dish, celebrated for its ease of preparation and high nutritional value. This Cambodian food has gained popularity, particularly among Khmer people, with a special affinity in the countryside. The recipe utilizes fresh salmon paste, cornstarch, and a blend of seasonings, making it one of the favored Cambodian recipes within the Khmer community.

To create these flavorful patties, the fresh salmon paste is mixed with lemongrass paste, Kreoun (a type of Asian herb), Knorr chicken bouillon, cornstarch, baking powder, water, sugar, fish sauce, and seasoning soy sauce. The mixture is chilled in the refrigerator for at least an hour, allowing it to firm up. The patties are then formed and fried in a nonstick pan with vegetable or olive oil until each side achieves a golden brown crispiness.

The accompaniment to these salmon patties is a zesty Lime Juice Sauce, featuring fish sauce, chopped bird’s eye chili, white parts of green onions, and freshly squeezed lime juice. This lime juice recipe adds a burst of citrusy freshness that complements the richness of the salmon patties. It is a popular choice among those who enjoy a tangy kick with their savory dishes.

In conclusion, the Cambodian Lemongrass Salmon Patty is a testament to the diverse and delicious offerings in Cambodian cuisine. Loved for its simplicity and nutritional value, this dish has become a staple, especially in the countryside. Enjoy these savory patties with the refreshing Lime Juice Sauce for a delightful and well-rounded culinary experience.


1 lb of fresh salmon paste
1/2 cup of kreoun
1 tsp of Knorr chicken bouillon
2 tsp of cornstarch
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of water + 1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of fish sauce
1 tsp of seasoning soy sauce
Lime Juice Sauce
1 tsp of fish sauce
1 birth eyes chili chopped
Half of green onion chopped white part
Squeeze half lime in to a bowl
Note: Usually people like to serve this food with lime juice recipe.

Note: Usually people like to serve this food with lime juice recipe.

Directions to make Cambodian Lemon Grass Salmon Patty

  1. Mix the fish paste and lemongrass paste and the rest of the seasoning together include water.
  2. The fish paste may look soft, but don’t worry because it will firm up in the refrigerator.
  3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  4. Then form into patty
  5. Put ¼ cup of vegetable oil or olive oil in nonstick fry pan
  6. Fry each side of the salmon patty for 4 minutes each or till golden brown
  7. Take it out and let it cool down on paper towel.

Thank you and enjoy it

Related Recipe: Khmer Salmon Burgers with Cucumber

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 213

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏4g 1%
Cholesterol ‏67mg 22%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏2g 10%
Dietary Fiber ‏-1g -4%
Protein ‏30g 60%
Sodium ‏233mg 10%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


30 min




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