Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thai Pork Noodle Salad

After a celebratory evening out for Stokesy's b-day we needed a day of rest and hangover food. Some more than others, mentioning no names, but I managed to watch Basil at his track day whilst Stokesy 'rested' on the sofa.
To make this deee-licious salad you will need:
2 portions of egg noodles - cooked according to packet instructions
350g minced pork - fried until crispy
20 pods of peas, podded by your hungover boyfriend
1 handful of green beans, boiled for 4 minutes (blanched being the fancy-pants chef term)
1 red onion - finely sliced
a big handful of peanuts
2 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Dressing -
1" ginger grated
1 clove garlic grated
1/2 red chilli
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp peanut or sunflower oil
Combine main salad ingredients in a big bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in a jam jar and shake well. Add the dressing to the main salad, give it a good stir and leave for 5-10 minutes so that the flavours from the dressing can be absorbed by the rest of the salad. I also pour over the pan juices from cooking the pork.....mmmm yummy pig fat. *Note* if you are one of my nutrition clients then I'd prefer that you ignore that last line
Here you can see Stokesy mentally portioning out the salad.....hmmmm 2 spoonfuls for Kathryn, the rest for me.