Trop char trey ngiet.
Salty dried fish with eggplant and spicy tomato sauce is delicious authentic Khmer country food.
( Eggplant with smoked fish).
Back home, we use only salty dried fish(trey ngiet) for this recipe. But if you canít find salty dried fish subtitute with smoke salmon. Eggplant with smoked or dried fish is very popular with the elder and one with toothache. Due to poverty, many Khmer Krom villagers too poor to own a toothbrush, and because of the poor dental hygienist many teenagers have lost a lot of their permanent teeth. It is sad to see these teenagers lost their teeth because it is cheaper to have a tooth pull than to have a cavity filled. * Sigh! * Eggplant and smoked fish not only taste great is also offer the softness texture which make eating more enjoyable for those unfortunated people that suffering from tooth decay or no teeth.
- Ingredients :
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Yellow onion,chopped
- 1 Stalk celery, chopped
- 3 Large tomato, peeled and chopped
- 4 oz Boneless smoked salmon or any boneless dried salty fish, cut chunks bite sizes
- 2 Asian egg plant,peeled and cut chunks
- 1 or 2 Jalapeno pepper or chili pepper, sliced(option)
- Ĺ Cup water
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- ľ Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Stalk green onion, chopped
- Cilantro for garnish (option)
- Procedures :
Heat up a skillet or wok with high temperature.
When is hot add oil, garlic, yellow onion , celery and tomato, stirs well.
Add smoke fish, eggplants, hot pepper and water, stirs well.
Covered skillet with lid and simmering till eggplant tender.
Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce and black pepper.
Top with green onion and cilantro before serve.
Serve hot with rice.
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.