Cha Traop Dot - Cambodian aubergine with pork and prawn

This is yet another lovely aubergine (eggplant) recipe. This is a Cambodian recipe. I don't know much about Cambodian cooking. I got this recipe from a friend.

I like the way the aubergine is first chargrilled whole then shredded, the aubergine is sweet and has lovely smoky flavour. I don't have a charcoal grill. I chargrilled the aubergine with direct flame.

Here is what I did.

Chargrill the aubergine on direct flame. Low flame. I do have a perforated griller pan.

** Can also roast the aubergine in the oven if not chargrilled.

Prick skin of aubergine. Skin of aubergine will turn brown when heated. Turning aubergine every few minutes

Skin will turn wrinkly

When aubergine turning soft and collapses somewhat, about 15 minutes. Test with skewer if it can piece through easily it's done. Don't cook till aubergine is mushy soft.

Cover with foil and leave to cool.

Peel the skin and shred the aubergine into pieces.

The aubergine is now ready for the stir fry.


about 500g (with stalk) fresh aubergine, 1 very large aubergine or 2 medium aubergines, chargrilled. peeled and shredded.

about 125g minced pork (ground pork)

about 125g peeled raw prawns (shrimps), cut into small pieces

2 - 4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 - 2 red chillies, chopped

about 2 - 3 stalks spring onion (scallion), chopped

a little coriander (cilantro), chopped

about 1.5 - 2 tbsp fish sauce

few drops of dark soy

2 - 3 tsp sugar

few tbsp crushed roasted peanuts

about 4 - 5 tbsp cooking oil


  • Heat oil, stir fry garlic. Add minced pork and fry till brown and any liquid from pork is drying. Add dash of fish sauce. Stir.
  • Add prawns. Stir fry till prawns changed colour.
  • Add some of spring onion and chilli. Stir
  • Add aubergine. Stir fry till aubergine is heated through.
  • Season with enough fish sauce, dash of dark soy (for colour) and little sugar to taste.
  • Ready to plate up. Sprinkle on remaining spring onion, chilli and coriander. And finally some crushed peanuts.


  1. Very yummy and great to be served as a main or starter.
    Have a great Sunday ♥

  2. I think I a looking at tomorrow's dinner! ;-)


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