Thai-Inspired Pork Salad
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 tbsp lard or other solid fat
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 11/2-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 5 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lime
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ packed cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ packed cup thai basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ packed cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Extra lime wedges to serve
  1. Heat the fat on a fairly high heat in a large skillet or wok and tip in the pork.
  2. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the liquid has all but evaporated and the pork is beginning to brown.
  3. Whilst this is happening, break down the ground meat's tendency to clump with a long handled wooden fork or spoon.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic and shallots and cook for 3 minutes, stirring very frequently. You want the pork to crisp up but not burn on the bottom of the pan so keep that fork/spoon moving.
  5. Now stir in the lime zest and juice, together with the green onions, and cook a further minute.
  6. Tip in the fish sauce and coconut aminos and cook one minute more, scraping the sediment off the bottom of the pan all the while.
  7. Remove from the heat, throw in the herbs, give it all a good mix and serve with a decent wedge of lime on the side.
Delicious hot, warm or cold -- served with kelp noodles or in lettuce boats.
With noodles included, this recipe serves three.
Recipe by Autoimmune Wellness at