Pumpkin Soup with Fish

November 4, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Pumpkin Soup with Fish

Making Pumpkin Soup with Fish is a simple and delightful process that requires just a few key ingredients: basa or catfish fillets, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, green onions, water, pumpkin, and cilantro. The first step involves marinating the fish in a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, and chopped green onions, allowing the flavors to infuse.

To begin the cooking process, water is brought to a boil in a soup pot. The marinated fish and pumpkin chunks are then added to the boiling water, creating a fragrant and flavorful base for the soup. The ingredients are stirred and cooked until the pumpkin reaches a tender consistency, infusing the broth with the essence of both the fish and the pumpkin.

Once the soup is ready, it is topped with a generous amount of chopped cilantro, adding a fresh and aromatic touch to the dish. The finished Pumpkin Soup with Fish is served hot, making it a comforting and satisfying option to enjoy with rice.

This Khmer soup is not only easy to prepare but also offers a delicious combination of flavors, with the sweetness of the pumpkin complementing the savory fish and the aromatic cilantro enhancing the overall appeal. It’s a perfect recipe for those looking to create a wholesome and flavorful soup with minimal effort.


1 lb (450 gram) of pieces basa or catfish fillets, cut chunks
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
3 stalks of green onion, chopped
4 cups of water
2 lbs (900 gram) of pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut small chunks
1 cup of chopped cilantro

Directions to make Pumpkin Soup with Fish

  1. In a large bowl, marinated fish with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper and green onion , set a side.
  2. Cook water in a soup pot till water bubbling, a pumpkin and marinated fish to boiling water, stirs and cook till pumpkin tender.
  3. Top with cilantro.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Opo Squash with Fish Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 705

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏91g 33%
Cholesterol ‏176mg 59%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏28g 100%
Protein ‏80g 160%
Sodium ‏3730mg 162%
Sugars ‏44g 88%


30 min


30 min




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