Thai Stir-Fried Pork With Lime and Mint

Thai Stir-Fried Pork with Lime and Mint

D.Schmidt

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
334 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1782mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 87mg 434%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 867mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This traditional Thai dish features the popping flavors of lime and mint with pork and vegetables. It is served with plenty of Thai jasmine rice and sometimes a fried egg on top of the rice. The egg isn't necessary with so much good protein in this dish, but try it if you enjoy experimenting with traditional cuisines and tastes—the recipe is simply divine either way. Once you have the stir-fry sauce mixed together (super easy!), the vegetables and meat chopped, and the fresh herbs prepared, this dish cooks up in no time. The fresh mint is folded in at the end for the freshest flavor, and then you're ready to sit down to some true Thai cooking from your very own kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean pork, chopped into small pieces

  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, or Thai galangal, minced or grated

  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red chile, minced

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 2 bell peppers, red and green, sliced or diced

  • 1 generous handful fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix the stir-fry sauce ingredients together in a cup. Set aside.

  2. Heat a wok or frying pan over high heat. Drizzle in oil and swirl around, then add the ginger, garlic, chile and onion. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes to release the flavors.

  3. Add the pork, and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, adding 2 tablespoons stir-fry sauce as you go.

  4. Add the bell peppers, and continue stir-frying, gradually adding all remaining stir-fry sauce until the dish is cooked to your liking.

  5. Remove dish from heat. Chop up the mint, and fold in. Taste-test the dish for a balance of flavors, adding more fish sauce if you'd like a deeper or saltier taste. More chile can be added for more spice. Serve with Thai jasmine rice, and enjoy!

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