Preserved Lime Soup with Roasted Pork

October 29, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Preserved Lime Soup with Roasted Pork

Preserved Lime Soup with Roasted Pork is a flavorful Khmer ethnic dish, providing an ideal solution for repurposing leftover roasted pork from significant celebrations, events, or holidays. This delectable recipe not only maximizes the use of roast pork but also creates a delightful and easy-to-prepare soup that captures the essence of Khmer cuisine.

To prepare this dish, the ingredients include a preserved lime cut in half, a small yellow onion sliced, a stalk of lemongrass cut into 3-inch lengths and tied into a small bundle, 4 cups of water, and 1/2 pound (225 grams) of roasted pork cut into bite-sized chunks. The cooking process begins by placing the preserved lime, yellow onion, lemongrass bundle, and water in a soup pot, allowing it to simmer for 10 minutes.

Afterward, the roasted pork is added to the pot, and the mixture continues to simmer for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. The soup is then seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper to achieve a harmonious balance of savory and aromatic elements. The final touch involves topping the soup with chopped green onions, enhancing both the presentation and the overall flavor profile.

Preserved Lime Soup with Roasted Pork is best served hot alongside a side of rice, offering a delicious and convenient way to enjoy the rich taste of roasted pork in a comforting and aromatic broth. The simplicity of this recipe makes it accessible to home cooks looking to create a satisfying Khmer dish with minimal effort.


1 preserved lime, cut in half
1 small yellow onion, sliced
1 stalk lemon grass, cut 3 inches length and tie to a small bundle
4 cups of water
1/2 lb (225 gram) of roasted pork, cut to chunks bite sizes
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalk green onion, chopped

Directions to make Preserved Lime Soup with Roasted Pork

  1. Put preserved lime with yellow onion,lemon grass and water in a soup pot and cook it for 10 minutes.
  2. Add roasted pork and simmering for another 10 minutes.
  3. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  4. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 270

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏38g 14%
Cholesterol ‏43mg 14%
Total Fat ‏6g 8%
Saturated Fat ‏2g 10%
Dietary Fiber ‏8g 29%
Protein ‏21g 42%
Sodium ‏3424mg 149%
Sugars ‏19g 38%


30 min


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