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  • Pork

  • 1kg boneless pork belly

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup fish sauce

  • 4 star anise

  • 4 shallots

  • 2 red chillies

  • 4 spring onions

  • 1 4cm piece ginger

  • Nahm Jhim

  • 6 large red chillies

  • 4 coriander roots

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 6 limes, juiced

  • fish sauce

  • palm sugar

  • Green papaya salad

  • 1 sml green papaya, peeled and sliced

  • 1 medium mango

  • Chilli to taste

  • 2 cups bean shoots

  • 4 shallots, peeled and sliced

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts, roasted and chopped

  • 1 cup asian herbs

  • 1 lebanese cucumber, de-seeded and sliced


  • Pork:

  • 1.

    Peel and finely slice the shallots, spring onions, ginger and chilli. Pour the sugar into a large, heavy-based pan and place on a high heat. Melt and caramelise the sugar. Once the sugar is starting to smoke slightly, carefully add the vegetables from the previous step, along with the star anise. Stirring continuously, cook for 2 minutes. Add the fish sauce and 500ml of water. Bring to the boil and add the pork. Simmer for 10 minutes, turn, and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Turn once more and place in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees C and cook for 1.5 -2 hours, turning every half an hour. The liquid will reduce down to a sticky glaze.

  • Nahm Jhim:

  • 1.

    Scrape and soak coriander roots. De-seed and finely chop chillies. Peel garlic cloves. Place these three ingredients into a mortar pestle and pound to a fine paste. Add the lime juice. Add fish sauce and shaved pine sugar to desired taste, trying to balance sweet, sour and salty.

  • Green Papaya Salad:

  • 1.

    Serve the pork as a whole piece in a large dish with plenty of glaze. Mix all salad ingredients with nahm jhim and serve along side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (30 servings)

  • Energy 336kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Sodium 773mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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