Cambodian Red Curry Beef Skewers

January 27, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Red Curry Beef Skewers

The Cambodian Red Curry Beef Skewers recipe offers a flavorful and convenient option for a family-friendly meal. With its aromatic blend of ingredients, this dish is sure to become a household favorite.

To begin, boneless beef is thinly sliced, providing a tender foundation for the dish. The marinade is crafted using a mortar and pestle to create a paste from lemongrass, galangal, garlic, Mexican chili, and kaffir lime leaves, along with a touch of salt. This mixture is combined with the beef, along with coconut milk, red curry paste, oyster sauce, fish sauce, olive oil, and sugar. The result is a rich, fragrant marinade that infuses the beef with a delightful medley of flavors.

The marination process is crucial to the success of this dish, and allowing the meat to marinate for at least four hours, or even overnight, ensures that it absorbs the full spectrum of flavors. This step contributes to the tenderness and depth of flavor that defines the final dish.

When it’s time to cook, the marinated beef is threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection. Each side is grilled for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until the meat reaches the desired level of doneness. It’s important to brush the grill with oil to prevent sticking.

The Cambodian Red Curry Beef Skewers are served alongside a refreshing carrot and green papaya salad, providing a balanced and satisfying meal. This recipe exemplifies the artful combination of aromatic ingredients in Cambodian cuisine, resulting in a delicious and accessible dish for the whole family to enjoy.


2 lbs (1800 gram) any good boneless beef slice thin
1/4 cup of minced lemongrass
3 kaffir lime leaves slice thin
4 cloves of garlic
2 sliced of galangal (1 1/2 tablespoon of minced)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of red curry paste
3 tablespoon of oyster sauce
3 tablespoon of fish sauce
3 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sugar

Directions to make Cambodian Red Curry Beef Skewers

  1. In mortar and pestle pound lemongrass, galangal, garlic, Mexican chili, kaffir lime leaves with ½ t of salt to paste.
  2. Spoon spice ingredient into a big bowl adds meat and the rest of the ingredients mix well by hand.
  3. Let the meat marinate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Grill your meat (make sure brush the grill with oil) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or till it is done.

Serve lemongrass beef with carrot and green papaya salad.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 570

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏10g 4%
Cholesterol ‏172mg 57%
Total Fat ‏32g 41%
Saturated Fat ‏13g 65%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏61g 122%
Sodium ‏1777mg 77%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


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