Thailand

Pork Salad

image :  Pork Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass
  • 2 small red chilies, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 lbs (1kg) ground pork
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz (125g) bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • lettuce leaves to serve
  • chopped toasted peanuts to serve

  • DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small red chilies, finely chopped


Directions

To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a jar and shake until combined.

Heat peanut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add lemongrass, chilies, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Add ground pork and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. Add half of the dressing and cook until hot. Remove from the heat.

Add cucumber, onion, sprouts, mint, cilantro and remaining dressing and toss to combine. Serve on lettuce and sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Serves 6.