I am officially declaring May to be Thai food month! I would have started earlier this week, but I’m still catching up from a long weekend at the beach :) So, it being a weeknight of a busy week, I wanted something quick and easy. I turned to a not-so-traditional cookbook called “From Bangkok to Bali in 30 Minutes”. Recipes are simplified but still retain the delicious flavors of Southeast Asia. This recipe for Thai-style Sweet Pork was adapted from that cookbook, with a slight twist of my own (the lime juice). I served it with rice and stir-fried bok choy seasoned with a bit of soy sauce and sesame oil. A quick, healthy and tasty meal – though maybe not the most traditional and recognizable Thai dish.
Thai-style Sweet pork
2 cloves garlic
1/2 lb. boneless pork, cubed or sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. lime juice
Saute the garlic briefly in a non-stick pan in a Tbsp. of vegetable oil. When the garlic starts to brown, add the pork and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir fry until the pork is cooked through. The total pork cooking time will probably be about 5 minutes, but it depends on how small you’ve cut the pork pieces. Serve with rice and garnish with cilantro.