Sadao Meat and Seafood Salad

November 11, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Sadao Meat and Seafood Salad

My family favorite crisp *sadao* and cucumber salad with grilled fish, boiled pork meat and shrimp savory with tamarind sauce is absolutely delicious Khmer food. *Sadao* is edible leaves and flowers of natural insecticide Neem trees. In medicine, *sadao* is rich with calcium and fiber. The villagers use *sadao* as natural laxative for treats constipation.


4 cups of water
1 lb (450 gram) of fresh *sadao* or 2 packages frozen *sadao* ,removed tough stems, washed and drained
2 large cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
1 teaspoon of salt
1 medium snakehead fish or ½ lb (225 gram) of fillet basa
1/2 lb (225 gram) of pork belly *sach chrouk bei choen*
1/2 lb (225 gram) of Shrimp
A handful fresh Asian coriander leaves, chopped (option)

Directions to make Sadao Meat and Seafood Salad

  1. Boiled 4 cups water in a large pot, put sadao in boiling water, stirs quickly and immediately pour sadao in to colander to drained, set it a side.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sliced cucumber and salt together, squeezed liquid out from cucumber and set it a side.
  3. Cooked fish on hot grill, when fish cooked set a side to cool then cut it to bite sizes and set a side.
  4. Boiled meat with 4 cups water till meat tender, removed cooked pork meat from boiling water, sliced thin and set a side.
  5. Add shrimp to remaining boiled water, cook till shrimp turns darkers pink color, drained cooked shrimp in a colander, rinsed under cold water, peeled, deveined and set a side.
  6. In large bowl, mixed sadao with cucumber, Asian coriander leaves, pork meat, fish, shrimp and ½ cup prepared tamarind sauce.

Serve immediately with rice and remaining tamarind sauce.

Enjoy it


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