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Recipe For Thai Ground Pork Salad

Monday Leftovers: Thai Ground Pork Salad

If you gave the barbecued pork burger recipe a shot yesterday, you may have some leftover ground pork on your hands.

Here's a sweet and spicy salad — lettuce wrap style — that utilizes the weekend's meaty leftovers but won't weigh you down after a beer and BBQ-filled Father's Day.

Get the recipe after the jump.

Thai Ground Pork Salad

From Food & Wine

Recipe For Thai Ground Pork Salad 2010-06-17 16:09:11


  1. 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 Sriracha (chile sauce), plus more for serving
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    1/2 cup chopped mint
    1/2 cup chopped basil
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    1 cup chopped salted peanuts
    1 large head Boston or other leafy lettuce, separated into leaves


  1. In a bowl, mix the pork, garlic, shallots and minced jalapeño. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and the 1 teaspoon of Sriracha.
  2. 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, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer the meat to a bowl; stir in the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the peanuts and sliced jalapeños. Serve with lime wedges, Sriracha and lettuce for wrapping.

Serves 6.

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