Thai Red Curry Pork Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Lemongrass stalk/1 tablespoon dried lemongrass/1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel1
 Boneless pork1 Pound
 Dried mushrooms/One 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained10
 Fresh green beans/One 9-ounce package frozen cut green beans2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into 1-inch lengths
 Serrano chilies2 , seeded and cut into strips or finely chopped
 Fish sauce4 Teaspoon
 Water1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Cooking oil2 Tablespoon
 Red curry paste1 Tablespoon
 Hot cooked rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Red chili pepper3 , sliced

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1393 Calories from Fat 614

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 69 g105.7%

Saturated Fat 16.9 g84.7%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 290.3 mg

Sodium 2686.4 mg111.9%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g27.8%

Dietary Fiber 13.1 g52.3%

Sugars 11.7 g

Protein 108 g216.9%

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C 83.2%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 28.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

For fresh lemongrass, remove and discard outer leaves and upper 2/3 of stalks.
Thinly slice remaining stalk.
For dried lemongrass, soak in enough warm water to cover for 2 hours, then drain and finely chop.
Set aside.
Partially freeze pork.
Thinly slice, across the grain, into bite-size pieces.
For dried mushrooms, in a medium bowl combine mushrooms with enough warm water to cover.
Let stand for 30 minutes.
Drain well.
Trim off stems and slice mushrooms.
Set aside.
If using fresh green beans, cook in a small amount of boiling water, covered, for 4 minutes; drain. (If using frozen beans, thaw.)
Set aside.
In a small bowl combine chilies, fish sauce, water, and sugar.
Set aside.
Preheat a wok or large skillet.
Add the cooking oil. (Add more oil as necessary during stir-frying.)
Add fresh green beans to hot oil.
Stir-fry green beans 2 minutes.
Add lemongrass, soaked dried or canned mushrooms, and curry paste.
Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Remove from wok.
Add half of the pork and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or till pork is done.
Remove pork from wok and stir-fry remaining pork for 2 to 3 minutes.
Return all meat and the green bean mixture to wok.
Push mixture from center of wok.
Stir fish sauce mixture into center of wok.
Stir-fry for 1 minute more.
Serve with rice.
Garnish with chili pepper, if desired.
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