Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thai-Style Ground Pork with Chiles and Basil

The original recipe calls for ground turkey or dark ground chicken, but I opted for more flavourful pork. I also doubled the spice level to end up with a very quick dish perfect for a weeknight. Serve with rice or lettuce wraps.

Thai-Style Ground Pork with Chiles and Basil (from Cook This Now)

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 finely grated lime zest
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 scallion, white and light green finely chopped, greens reserved for garnish
225g ground pork
1/4 chopped Thai or regular basil

1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, lime zest, lime juice, and sugar.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, jalapeno, and chopped scallion. Cook until slightly softened, 1 minute.
3. Add meat and cook until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Stir in soy sauce mixture and cook for a minute or so.
5. Remove from heat, stir in basil, and top with sliced scallion greens.

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