Boneless Fish Hot Pot is a favorite among Khmers. Hot pot is often only served on rare occasions in Cambodia, including weddings or family reunions. The traditional Khmer dish calls for stuffed snakehead fish (trey tok), although any freshwater fish with white flesh will do. It tastes really good to eat stuffed boneless fish with ground pork.
2 lbs (900 gram) of Snakehead fish or trout
1/2 lb (225 gram) of grounded pork
1/2 cup of (already soaked and chopped) bean thread noodle
1/4 Cup of (already soaked and chopped) dried banana flowers
1/4 cup of (already soaked and chopped)black fungus mushroom
2 stalks of green onion, chopped
1/2 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 strings long enough to secure fish
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 cup of already peeled and sliced carrot
1 cup of already peeled and sliced daikon
2 canned of chicken broth
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 lb (225 gram) of watercress, rinsed and drained
Directions to make Stuffed Boneless Fish Hot Pot
Clean fish; remove scales, gut, but leave it head and tail on.Using sharp knife to make an opening on both sizes of fish back to separated meat from the bones but leave one side with the tail on. Carefully cut out bones from fish neck and at tail end with kitchen scissors, remove remaining bones along the fish belly, and set it a side.
In a small bowl, mix grounded pork with bean thread noodle, banana flower, mushroom, green onion, fish sauce, soy sauce and black pepper, mix well.
Stuffs prepared meat in middle of fish and closed it by tie strings on both ends to secured stuffing.
Pre heat a frying pan or wok.
When frying pan is hot, add oil and fish, pan-fry stuffed fish till both sides golden brown.
Arranges onion, carrot and daikon on top fish and pour chicken broth over.
Seasoning with sugar, fish sauce and dash of black pepper.
Top with cilantro and removed string before serve.
Serve hot with rice along with watercress.