Spicy Thai Mushroom Salad

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 4-6 minutes

Mushrooms, shrimp and ground pork combine in this traditional Thai salad.

Spicy Mushroom Salad Recipe
Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Ingredients

3 1/2 ounces ground pork
8-10 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
11 ounces mixed mushrooms, such as straw, king oyster, and Shimeji
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice
5-6 bird's chilies (or serranos), finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions
4-5 shallots, finely sliced
1 handful of cilantro, coarsely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Blanch the pork in a pan of boiling water for about 2-3 minutes or until cooked.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the shrimp in another pan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  3. Blanch the mushrooms in another pan of boiling water for about 30 seconds, then drain and set aside.
  4. For the dressing, stir the fish sauce, lime juice, chilies, and sugar together in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved.  Set aside.
  5. Put the pork, shrimp, mushrooms, scallions, shallots, and the dressing in a large bowl and mix well.  Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with the cilantro and serve.

Adapted from Thailand: The Cookbook by Jean-Pierre Gabriel (Phaidon, 2014)

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