Fish and Asian Purple Spinach Soup

Fish and Asian Purple Spinach Soup



Calories in serving



30 min


45 min

Asian purple spinach with sweet potato and fish soup flavor with lemon grass and *mam* fermented fish is tasty Khmer country food. For this recipe I used catfish nuggets instead of tradition Asian catfish (trey naing)that we usually cook back home. Catfish nuggets are pieces of belly flaps, it is cheapest and taste great. Fresh catfish nuggets has very mild odor and light pink color. It is one of the best Asian recipes in South East Asia. Cambodian people like  to prefer cooking this kind of food for serving their family and friends. Let’s start to make Fish and Asian Purple Spinach Soup with me. To learn more Cambodian recipes Please visit: Cambodian Cooking


Tablespoon vegetable oil1
Cloves garlic, minced2
Cup minced fresh or frozen lemon grass¼
Tablespoons roasted rice powder3
Finely chopped hot chili pepper (option)2
Cups water4
Cup sweet potato( already peeled and cut to cubes)1
Catfish nuggets0.50 kg
Tablespoons fish sauce2
Tablespoon sugar½
Teaspoon black pepper¼
Tablespoon creamy style mam, or creamy style pahok, (option)1
Bunch (approx 2 lbs) Asian purple spinach, removed leaves from it stems, washed and drained1
Stalks green onion, chopped2

Directions to make Fish and Asian Purple Spinach Soup

  1. Pre-heat a soup pot.
  2. When soup pot is hot, add oil, garlic, lemon grass, rice powder and hot chili pepper, stirs well.
  3. Add water, sweet potato and fish, cook till fish and sweet potato tender.
  4. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, and *mam* or *pahok*.
  5. Add Asian purple spinach leaves and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Top with green onion before serve.
  7. Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it with me

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