Spicy pork with peanuts, lime and basil

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Spicy pork with peanuts, lime and basil
Spicy pork with peanuts, lime and basil
Spicy pork with peanuts, lime and basil & sticky coconut rice
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:577
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st October 2012

A classic Vietnamese-style dish that would work equally well with chicken.

When I came to cook and photograph this dish, I discovered that we had a glut of odd vegetables from the garden, so I halved the amount of meat and added a few baby courgettes, baby sweet peppers (both chopped and stir fried before being added back in at the same stage the meat would be added back), and French beans, (boiled for 3 minutes and added at the end).


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  1. In a hot wok with 2 tablespoons of the oil, sear the pork strips until brown
  2. Reserve the juice and the pork
  3. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and heat the remaining oil
  4. Add the chillies, spring onions, ginger and garlic and stir-fry for a few minutes
  5. Add the peanuts and stir-fry for a few minutes more
  6. Return the meat and its juices to the pan, add the lime zest and juice, nuoc mam , herbs and coconut
  7. Stir fry for a few minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve with sticky coconut rice and a green salad

Chef's notes

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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