Khmer Fish Amok Recipe

February 3, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Khmer Fish Amok Recipe

This authentic Khmer Fish Amok Recipe is a traditional Khmer dish usually made with fish, it can also make from chicken and beef. Amok recipe is a Khmer Royal dish and it is dating back to the Khmer Empire. The food is traditionally a bit like a curry stew served in a boat made of banana leaves.


1 lbs of fresh white fish sliced to bite size
1 tablespoon of fish sauce (more or less up to you)
1/4 cup of palm sugar (more or less up to you)
1/2 cup of coconut cream
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of salt

For lemongrass paste

1/3 cup of lemongrass
2 tablespoon of galangal
1 tablespoon of Rhizome root
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder or fresh turmeric
3 kaffir lime leaves
6 big cloves of garlic
3 big shallots
1 dried Mexico chili soak and wash cut to strips

Directions to make Khmer Fish Amok Recipe

  1. In a large bowl combine lemongrass paste with fish cause, palm sugar, coconut cream, egg, salt, together
  2. Add fish and Chinese broccoli leaves (or slek Nknor and mix it well together) add MSG if you like.
  3. Spoon the mixture of fish into a bowl that you can steam , steam for 25 minutes or until the fish is cooked
  4. Take the Amok out the steamer, garnish with kaffir lime leaves and red chili strips; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of coconut cream.

Serve fish amok with fresh vegetables and steam rice



Related Recipe: Cambodian Prohok Kreoung

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 835

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏22g 8%
Cholesterol ‏274mg 91%
Total Fat ‏31g 40%
Saturated Fat ‏17g 85%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏115g 230%
Sodium ‏3107mg 135%
Sugars ‏4g 8%


30 min


30 min




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