Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sticky Pork

There are so many version of this Thai favourite.  We recently cooked this version of Slow Cooked Sticky Pork which was delish. I have purchased a new cook book so I am trying out another recipe.  The new cookbook is Takeaway At Home available from Weight Watchers.

This is not the meal that I had menu planned for tonight but as I couldn't find any Gummy Shark that meal will have to wait for another night. I wanted something quick, simple but jam packed with flavour.  Not to mentiom dished up in lettuce leaves finger dinner never tasted so good.

While the meal itself was nice both Noel and I found it very sweet not having all the usual qualities of a Thai dish.  The acutal sweetness overpowered the chilli component and the lime flavour.  We will cook again as it was pleasing to eat but add some kaffir lime leaves and fresh red chilli to the mix.

Sticky Pork
(recipe sourced from WW Takeaway At Home Cook Book)
Serves: 4
ProPoints per Serve: 8
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 green shallots, thinly sliced
1 green capsicum, finely chopped
500 grams lean pork mince
1/4 cup lime juice
227 gram can sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
2 small carrots, grated
1 celery stick, finely sliced
280 grams baby cos lettuce leaves

Heat a wok over high heat.  Add oil and heat for 5 seconds.  Add shallots and capsicum and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until sofetened.  Add pork and stir fry, breaking up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned.

Add juice, water chestnuts and sweet chilli, soy and hoisin sauces and stir fry for 2 minutes or until heated through.  Stir in carrot and celery.  Spoon pork mixture into lettuce leaves. Serve.

Serve with: Brown Rice: Add 3 ProPoints values per serve for 1/2 cup steamed rice.

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