Grapefruit Mussel Salad

November 11, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Grapefruit Mussel Salad

Grapefruit with green papaya and mussel is one of Khmer favorite appetizers *mahope sar*. Apple snail and Cherrystone is very good with this recipe also.


2 lbs (900 gram) of mussel, scrubbed and cleaned shells
1 grapefruit
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 green papaya, approx 2 lbs (900 gram), peeled, seeded and shredded, or 4 cups already shredded green papaya
A handful chopped fresh mint and sweet basil
2 hot chili pepper, chopped (option)
1/4 cup of unsalted roasted peanut, crushed

Directions to make Grapefruit Mussel Salad

  1. Put mussel in a large pot, pour water enough to cover the mussel and boiled till it shells opened, drained. Removed mussel meat from shells and set it a side.
  2. Peeled and seeded grapefruit, separate each segment into chunks bite sizes and set a side.
  3. In a small bowl, mix fresh lime juice with sugar, salt and fish sauce, set a side.
  4. In a large bowl, mix shredded green papaya, mussel, grapefruit and fresh herbs together, pour lime sauce on top and mix well.
  5. Top with roasted peanut and chili pepper before serve.
  6. Serve with sweet fish sauce
  7. or with Khmer favorite pickle fish dipping sauce (tirk pahok)

Enjoy it


Related Recipe: Squid and Mango Salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 479

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏56g 20%
Cholesterol ‏64mg 21%
Total Fat ‏17g 22%
Saturated Fat ‏10g 50%
Dietary Fiber ‏6g 21%
Protein ‏33g 66%
Sodium ‏1175mg 51%
Sugars ‏29g 58%


15 min


15 min




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