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A Cambodian dish of curried monkfish or codfish gently seasoned with coconut milk, turmeric, paprika, ginger, garlic, chile and fish sauce. The pale yellow curried fish sits prettily in a lettuce leaf.



  1. Cut fish into ½-inch chunks.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, turmeric, paprika, curry powder, ginger, garlic, chile pepper and fish sauce. Mix well.
  4. Add fish pieces, and toss until well coated. Let marinate 15 minutes.
  5. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Heat oil, and add onions.
  7. Sauté onions until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add fish mixture, and saute until fish is opaque, about 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  10. Spoon into lettuce cups, and place three cups on each of 4 plates.
  11. Garnish with kaffir lime leaves, and serve.