Nhoam sadao nung sach krup muk .
(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 ethnic 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.
- Ingredients :
- 4 Cups water
- 1 lb. Fresh *sadao* or 2 packages frozen *sadao* ,removed tough stems, washed and drained
- 2 Large cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Medium snakehead fish or ½ lb fillet basa
- ½ lb Pork belly *sach chrouk bei choen*
- 4 Cups water
- ½ lb Shrimp
- A handful fresh Asian coriander leaves, chopped (option)
- Tamarind sauce,(please follow recipe)
- Procedures :
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.
In a large bowl, mix sliced cucumber and salt together, squeezed liquid out from cucumber and set it a side.
Cooked fish on hot grill, when fish cooked set a side to cool then cut it to bite sizes and set a side.
Boiled meat with 4 cups water till meat tender, removed cooked pork meat from boiling water, sliced thin and set a side.
Add shrimp to remaining boiled water, cook till shrimp turns darkers pink color, drained cooked shrimp in a colander, rinsed under cold water, peeled, de-veined and set a side.
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 .
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.