This is really quick and healthy, with nice fresh flavours.
Asian Pork Noodle Salad – to serve 2
- 100g rice noodles
- 2 stalks of lemongrass, chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 200g lean minced pork
- ½ tsp soft brown sugar
- small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
- small bunch mint, roughly chopped
- ½ garlic clove, crushed
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp soft brown sugar
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
Pour boiling water over the noodles and leave to soak according to the pack instructions. Drain and cool under running water.
Cook the lemon grass and shallots for a couple of minutes, then add the pork and cook until browned and cooked through. Stir in the sugar and stir to dissolve.
Mix the dressing ingredients together and toss with the noodles and pork, then add the coriander and mint and serve.
Drink with: a glass of Riesling – try with one of the slightly off-dry New Zealand styles.
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)