Asian pork noodle salad

Simple and tasty.
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Recipe from: 16 October 2015
Preparation time: 15 min + Standing time
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 500
    pork fillet (or free-range chicken breasts), thinly sliced
  • 2
    sunflower oil
  • 1/4
    fish sauce
  • 1
  • 4
    stalks lemon grass, tough outer leaves removed and very finely chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2
    sesame oil
  • 1/2
    white wine vinegar
  • 1/2
    granulated sugar
  • SERVE:
  • 300
    flat rice noodles (pad Thai noodles), cooked according to packet instructions
  • 3
    large carrots, finely grated
  • 3
    sticks celery, finely sliced
  • 6
    spring onions, finely sliced
  • handful
    coriander leaves (optional)
  • 1/2
    cocktail peanuts
Servings: Change Serving



Mix the fish sauce, turmeric, lemon grass, garlic and sesame oil and toss with the pork. Marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.

Simmer vinegar and sugar, uncovered, until the sugar has dissolved.

Heat a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat, add the pork and stir-fry until golden brown and just cooked.

Divide the noodles between four bowls, top with some carrot, celery and spring onions and then some of the pork.

Spoon 2–3 tbsp of the dressing over each salad, sprinkle with peanuts, garnish with coriander and serve immediately with extra dressing on the side

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