This simple, colourful yet super tasty meal was super easy to prepare, made the whole house fragrant and even the kids ate it (minus the coriander !).
I picked up some minced pork from M&S a couple of weeks back for 45p and popped it into the freezer, so when I had this collection of limes, mushrooms and chilli’s in the fridge, I thought it would all be a fab mix for a Thai dish.
I have often seen fresh Thai curry packs wearing a reduced sticker in the supermarkets, and these often contain a stick of lemon grass, chili’s etc, so a pack could be used to make this meal, however, I used some minced Lemon Grass and Thai ginger as I had it in my dry herb stash.
I did not use any salt with this dish as I used dark Soy sauce, A tip that I was recently given with Thai food, was if you put too much soy sauce in, you can sweeten it up with some extra fish sauce.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my latest recipe and if you have any green beans, aubergines or baby corn, chop them up and pop them into the mix.
YOU WILL NEED…….(4 servings)
500g minced pork
1 red chili chopped finely
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 packet of mushrooms chopped
Juice from 1 lime
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp crushed lemon grass
2 tbsp thai basil
1 good handful of coriander finely chopped
3 spring onions finely chopped
pullet of cherrys tomatoes chopped finely
4 cups of rice
In a small dish, combine the lime, soy , fish sauce and sugar. Stir this and put to the side.
Put the chilli and garlic into a pestle and mortar, break them down and crush them together.
Heat some oil into a wok or pan and add the garlic and chili. Cook this for about 1 minute and then add the pork.
Cook the pork until all the pinkness is gone, and then add the mushrooms, lemongrass and basil. Cook for a further 3 minutes and add the soy liquid mix.
Stir the liquid in well, making sure all the meat is coated, and turn down the heat to a gentle simmer, by now your kitchen should smell fantastic and several people should be asking when is food ready !.
Plate this pork over your cooked rice and garnish with your tomato and coriander salad. If you have any lime juice left, a nice touch is to mix it in with the salad, to give it an extra kick.
I hope that you have fond this recipe easy and the food deliciouso……..ENJOY x