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Pork and Pineapple with Basil

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  Red shallots 4 , chopped (Or Golden)
  Fresh red chilies 2 , finely chopped
  Galangal piece/Fresh ginger piece /5 slices bottled galangal, chopped 1 1⁄4 Inch, finely chopped (Fresh)
  Kaffir lime leaves 4
  Lemongrass stalk/1/2 teaspoon dried lemon grass, soaked in hot water until soft 1 , finely sliced (Fresh, Tender White Part Only)
  Tamarind concentrate 1 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Shrimp paste 2 Teaspoon
  Dried shrimps 1 Tablespoon
  Pork fillet 11 Ounce, cut into1 1/4 inch cubes (350 Gram)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Palm sugar/Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Coconut cream 12 Fluid Ounce (1 1/2 Cups, 375 Milliliter)
  Coconut milk 4 Fluid Ounce (1/2 Cup, 125 Milliliter)
  Thai fish sauce 2 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)
  Fresh pineapple 6 1⁄2 Ounce, cut into 3/4 inch wide strips (1/2 Small Sized, 200 Gram)
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Ounce (60 Gram)

1. Place shallots, chillies, galangal or ginger, lime leaves, lemon grass, tamarind, 1 tablespoon lime juice, water, shrimp paste and dried shrimps in a food processor and process to make a thick paste, adding a little more water if necessary.
2. Place pork in a bowl, add spice paste and toss to coat pork well.
3.Heat oil in a wok or large saucepan over a medium heat, add pork and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until fragrant and pork is just cooked.
4. Stir in sugar, coconut cream and milk and fish sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until pork is tender.
5. Add pineapple and remaining lime juice and simmer for 3 minutes or until pineapple is heated. Stir in basil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 392 Calories from Fat 162

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.4%

Saturated Fat 13.7 g68.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.18 mg0.06%

Sodium 426 mg17.8%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 35.2 g

Protein 13 g25.9%

Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 40.9%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pork And Pineapple With Basil Recipe