Khmer Style Pork Ribs (ឆ្អឹងជំនីរជ្រូក)

Khmer Pork Ribs

Ingredients (គ្រឿងផ្សំ)

  • Pork ribs (ឆ្អឹងជំនីរជ្រូក) – 300g
  • Lemongrass (ស្លឹកគ្រៃ) – 3 sticks
  • Garlic (ខ្ទឹមស) x 3 cloves
  • Galangal (រំដេង) – 50g
  • Turmeric (រមៀត) – 50g
  • Salt (អំបិល) – pinch
  • Sugar (ស្ករ) – 2 tsp
  • Stock (ម្សៅសាច់មាន) – 1 tsp
  • Oyster Sauce (ងាវសមុទ្រទឹកជ្រលក់) – 1 tbsp

This week’s cooking video is my take on a worldwide classic: Pork ribs. This recipe uses a Khmer ‘kreung‘ paste for a Cambodian style taste. I love these served with rice but you can have them on their own as a snack. Either way they are easy, delicious and very addictive.

  1. Chop lemongrass, galangal, turmeric
  2. Grind well in pestle and mortar
  3. Add garlic and continue to grind
  4. Chop pork into smaller pieces
  5. Add salt sugar, stock and oyster sauce to season
  6. Add kreung and mix well
  7. Heat pan, add oil and add ribs
  8. Cook until nicely browned