How To Make Cambodian Sweet and Sour Fish With Green Mango: Khmer Southeast Asian Recipe
- Prep time: 25 min
- Cook time: 35 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: Serves 4
Sweet and Sour Fish With Green Mango Recipe
In Cambodia, Srok Khmer Southeast Asia, Mangoes are a favorite fruit and are very healthy to eat. Many Cambodian and Southeast Asian Recipes call for Mango, particularly, Green or Unripened Mangoes.
The reason is that because of the hot and humid climate, Mangoes are only ripe for about a month.
What to do with all the extra Mangoes? Use them before they get ripe! No Mangoes go rotten in Cambodia! They are a little sour and tart but they are very delicious.
You have to try Green Mangoes for a different taste experience! This is a great recipe to get started!
Cambodian Cuisine is quite different from many other Asian and Southeast Asian foods and the Ingredients are very unique.
This recipe is for Sweet and Sour Fish with Green Mangoes and is sure to delight!
This dish offers a perfect balance of Sweetness from the Palm Sugar, and just the right amount of Sour from the Tart Green Mangoes.
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Let's look at the Ingredients used to make this delicious and healthy recipe. Most of these ingredients are available at your local grocery store on found in Specialty Asian Markets:
Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Fish with Green Mango Recipe
How to Prepare
Cooking Oil (Olive Oil Recommended)
Firm White Fish Fillet with Skin (recommend Sea Bass, Haddock or Tilapia
1 1/4 lbs (600g)
Cut into medium pieces
Peel and Chop
Palm or Brown Sugar
Quartered (cut into 4 pieces)
2 small unripened mangoes
Peel and Chop
Sugar Cane (optional)
about 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Cut into "Matchsticks"
Thai Basil Leaves
1 small bunch
Coriander (Cilantro) Leaves
1 small bunch
Wok or Skillet (recommend Cast Iron)
medium sized pan
For Frying the Fish
To Drain Oil from Fish
Sweet and Sour Fish with Green Mango Cooking Instructions:
- Heat the Oil in the Wok or Skillet over High Heat.
- Once hot, add the Fish (with skin on) until Golden in color.
- Remove Fish and drain on Paper Towels.
- Add Garlic to the pan and stir occasionally until Browned.
- Add the Sugar and the Fish Sauce and continue cooking until the mixture starts to Caramelize.
- Add the Tomatoes, Green Mangoes and Sugar Cane and Stir-Fry for a few minutes.
- Add the Fish and Mix Well.
- Cook for an additional 15 minutes over Low Heat, without stirring again.
- Garnish with the Basil and Coriander (Cilantro) Leaves and Serve Hot!
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