Tickle your taste buds

imageThis is a totally different blog to what I normally write, but hey ho, I feel like doing something a little different.

My brother in-law made me a delicious meal awhile ago.
I thought it may be nice to share it with you all in a hope that it may tickle your taste buds to.
So here goes

Thai Ground Pork with Salad or Rice.
2 pounds ground pork

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 small shallots, minced

1 large jalapeño, seeded and minced, plus sliced jalapeño for garnish

Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges, for serving

2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

1 teaspoon Chilli sauce, plus more for serving

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup chopped basil

1/2 cup chopped mint

1/2 cup chopped coriander

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup chopped salted peanuts (I leave these out)

1 large head Boston or other leafy lettuce, separated into leaves or rice.


In a bowl, mix the pork, garlic, shallots and minced jalapeño.

In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of Chilli sauce.


In a skillet, heat the oil.
Add the pork mixture and cook over high heat, stirring to break up the meat, until no pink remains, about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Stir in the lime juice mixture.

Let stand for 5 minutes.
Transfer the meat to a bowl and stir in the herbs.

Season with salt and pepper.


Top with the peanuts and sliced jalapeños. Serve with lime wedges, Salad or rice.



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