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Thai pork stir fry with tangy cucumber salad

Ingredients

For the Tangy Cucumber Salad

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Thai Pork Stir-Fry

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 red chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

For the Tangy Cucumber Salad

  1. In a large bowl, add the cucumber, rice vinegar, water, red onion, sugar, and sesame oil. Mix well. Set it aside.

 

For the Thai Pork Stir Fry

  1. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork to the skillet. Cook, breaking it up with the side of a spoon, until it is no longer pink, about five to six minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and chili. Cook, stirring, until it becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the soy sauce, brown sugar, and fish sauce. Add the lime juice and continue to cook until the pork begins to brown, about one to two minutes.
  2. Serve the stir-fry immediately with the cucumber salad and cilantro or store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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