Saturday, October 20, 2012

Trey Ngeat Phat

Trey Ngeat Phat
Trey Ngeat Phat is old khmer food that khmer Elderly and Monk like to eat with bor bor.  It takes few steps to make. You need to have trey ngeat from srok khmer to do this recipe. Store trey ngeat Phat in the refrigerator for months.

You will need good Trey Ngeat (I use one whole trey ngeat)
6 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 cup of minced shallots
1 cup of chopped green onion
1 cup of minced preserved Radish
1/4 cup of olive oil or vegetable oil
Sugar adds as desire for sweetness
MSG add if you like

Cut trey ngeat to small chuck to fit in the pot
Boil water and add trey ngeat cook until soft then drain water wash until trey ngeat cool down.

Break trey ngeat into small pieces then put in food processor or use mortar pestle to smash it to tiny pieces.

In a fry pan turn the heat to medium then add the fish back, stir fry until it is almost dry then add preserved radish stir fry until golden, but not burn. Take it out set aside.

In the same fry pan add oil until hot then fry garlic, shallots until golden brown.
Now add green onion to it stir fry for 1 minute, then add trey ngeat back to fry pan mix it well then add sugar and msg as desire. Turn the heat off let it cool before storing it in the refrigerator.

Serve trey ngeat phat with bor bor.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Bow Tie Pasta Salad
This recipe makes for 10 people

1 box 12 oz Bow tie pasta (cook with a bit of salt in water)
2 cup broccoli florets (cook and cool with ice water)
1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
1/2 cup of blue cheese crumble or any cheese stick (if you like more cheese add more)
Chopped parsley for topping

Dressing (sorry I didn’t measure it)

Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Sugar to taste
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Minced garlic (1 clove)
Mix them all the ingredients together and set aside
If you like your dressing creamy you can add ½ cup of Mayonnaise to the pasta before serving

Just before serving mix cooked pasta, broccoli, tomatoes and drizzle with dressing, top with blue cheese and chopped parsley.

Serve Bow tie pasta salad with grill salmon, grill chicken or pork chop