Friday, August 21, 2009

BBC show on Cambodian food - with recipes

I just heard from a Dutch customer turned friend, Kirsten, who pointed to this BBC production: Rick Stein takes the viewer on an epic culinary journey by sea, down rivers and overland to explore the Far East's diverse food cultures, which have soared to the heights of popularity the world over.
"He begins his odyssey in Cambodia, a country still recovering from the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Nevertheless, tourists are beginning to return to this land dotted with sugar palms, paddy fields and small villages. Rick discovers the joys of freshly caught swimmer crabs cooked with green peppercorns from Kampot, once the king of pepper. He learns how to cook the most famous dish in the country, fish amok, made with lemongrass and coconut, and he samples lok lak, an extremely popular and delicious dish made with stir-fried strips of marinated beef. Rick visits the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple before joining a rice barge to take him down the mighty Mekong River to the border of Vietnam.
Click on the link to watch Stein's gastronomical adventures (you have 20 days left to watch!). You will also find recipes for

1. Stir-fried crab with green Kampot pepper
2. Spicy green mango salad with smoked fish and a sweet-and-sour dressing
3. Cambodian marinated beef with a lime and black pepper dipping sauce

Yum. I have not had dinner and this is making me drool.

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