How To Make Fish Pate with Peanuts and Tamarind Cambodian Khmer Recipe

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Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Another Cambodian Recipe adapted from the French during the French Colonization Period. This dish uses the elements of a Crudite Dip. This dish is very complex and delightful!

Although Delicious, this dish is rather easy and quick to make. Traditionally, this dish is served with the Khmer Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate (Click Link for Recipe)

Let's Have a look at the Ingredients:

Fish Pate with Peanuts and Tamarind Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount
How To Prepare
Tender White Fish Fillet (Whiting, Cod, Sole, or Flounder)
7 oz. (200 g)
 
Tamarind Pulp
1 tablespoon
 
Garlic Cloves
4 whole
Peeled
Roasted Peanuts
1/4 cup (45 g)
 
Fish Paste (Prahok)
1 teaspoon
Chopped Fine
Fish Sauce
3 tablespoons
 
Palm Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon
 
Green Onions (Scallions)
3
Sliced Thinly
Holy Basil Leaves
Small Bunch
Chop and Discard Stems
Lemon
1 Whole
Sliced
**Khmer Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate
 
**See Recipe Link Above**
Cooking Oil
 
 
Grill or Skillet
 
 
Hot Water
1/2 cup (125 ml)
 
Pestle and Mortar
 
For Grinding (Food Processor can be used as a substitute)


Let's Look at the Recipe:


Fish Pate with Peanuts and Tamarind Recipe

  • Grill the Fish Fillets on a well-oiled grill or skillet over medium heat (sear).
  • Soak the Tamarind Pulp in the Hot Water until soft, then strain and reserve the Pulp.
  • Combine the Cooked Fish Fillets, Garlic, Peanuts and Fish Paste into a Mortar and Pound into a smooth paste with the Pestle.
  • Add the Strained Tamarind Pulp, Fish Sauce, Sugar, Green Onions (Scallions) and HolyBasil.
  • Serve with slices of Lemon and the Khmer Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate **(See Recipe Link in first Section Above)**

That's It!

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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

You're making me hungry again. This sounds wonderful.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks homesteadbound! I hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for stopping by...again!

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AnnNoE 4 years ago from Roswell, New Mexico

I have never seen such interesting recipes. I might even be able to do this one.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello AnnNoE! I am happy that you like my recipes. I will continue to post more. Let me know what you think once you try this! Thanks for stopping by.

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anglnwu 4 years ago

I'm bookmarking this so I can make my own fish cakes. Looks like it's not too difficult, so I'm going to give it a try. Thanks and rating it up.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello again anglnwu! It really isn't that hard and it's pretty quick! I always appreciate your comments! Thanks again for stopping by and let me know what you think after you try this recipe!

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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

This sounds delish! The only problem will be getting hubby to try some as he is not a fish lover, but my little guy and I love fish:) I'm looking forward to your next recipe...


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello DonnaCosmato! Try making it for yourself and your little guy and maybe your hubby will try it and like it! Fish isn't for everyone, especially if you weren't raised on it growing up. I appreciate you stopping by again and I shall post another recipe soon...

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formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Sounds really interesting.


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imkd 4 years ago

nice recipe.sounds so yummy :P but i don't like fish so much.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@formosangirl: Thanks! I appreciate your comment!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@imkd: I am not a huge fish fan but I do enjoy some dishes. This one isn't bad at all. You should try it! Thanks for stopping by!

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