Sach ko la-ngo ang.
(Grilled sesame beef)
Ancient sesame seeds made way from India to Kampuchea thousands years ago. Back then, only the royal and the rich could afforded sesame oil for light source. During Khmer Empire, thousands of King’s concubines and his queen were very furious and jealous because for many nights the King asked for only same one concubine. Not until the queen and all other concubines discovered the secret that the King was addicted to the exotic fragrant of sesame oil that the young concubine rubbed on her body. At one time, the royal sesame oil supplied was empty, because the royal women took all the sesame oil. :)
Ancient Khmer people used sesame oil to smooth out skin wrinkles and treated chronic skin and heart disease. A few drops of sesame oil on burn area will aid with smoothing and healing skin.
Grilled beef with Khmer spices and toasted sesame seeds is one of many delicious appetizers from Khmer people in Kampuchea Krom.
- Ingredients :
- 1 lb Sirloin beef, sliced thin
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 Teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 Tablespoon palm sugar or light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ Teaspoon cayenne pepper, (option)
- 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- Procedures :
In a large bowl, mix beef with garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar, sesame oil, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together, mix well.
Covered bowl with lid and refrigerated meat over night or at least 4 hours before grill.
Cook beef on hot grill with high temperature to your liking.
When meat cooked sprinkles with toasted sesame seeds before serve.
Serve hot with rice or as appetizer *mahope-sar*.
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.