Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thai Food Rocks!

I rocked a Thai kitchen tonight. Thanks to the random guy's recipe I found on the internet. It is awesome!!! I made a couple of small changes because I was trying to replicate a dish we've had before. One of our favorite Thai restaurants here in Dallas closed, and this was one of the things we usually craved of theirs. Luckily random guy cooks a lot like Star of Siam...Thanks, Random Guy!

Nam Sad (Thai Pork Salad)
Yield: 4 Servings with lettuce leaves

3 Boneless pork chops -- trim fat, grind - or use 1 lb lean ground pork
1/4 c Red onion -- chopped
1/4 tsp Red Cayenne pepper
1 Tbl Fresh ginger root -- about 1 " long
10 Stalks Cilantro - Chopped
1/4 c Peanuts, unsalted, chopped
3 Tbl Lime juice - from 3-4 limes
2 tsp Nam Pla (Thai fish sauce)
1 sm Serrano chile -- chopped fine
1/4 tsp Salt
crisp lettuce leaves

In a skillet, sauté the ground pork. Add peanuts when pork is almost cooked, stirring often. When pork is done, drain and discard the liquid. In a glass bowl, combine pork, peanuts and other ingredients. Salt to taste. Place lettuce leaves on serving plate and put mixture on lettuce. Garnish with cilantro.

Serve while Nam Sad is warm.

Nam Pla can be purchased in Asian food stores.

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