minced pork and tomato chili paste [naam phrik awng]

 

naam phrik awng

naam phrik awng

  • 5 dried red spur chilies, seeded and soaked in water 
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomato 
  • 3 tbsp minced pork 
  • 1 coriander plant, leaves only
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion 
  • 5 cloves garlic 
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic 
  • 1 tbsp finely sliced galangal 
  • 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1/2 cup water, 2 tbsp cooking oil 
  • condiments: pork crackling 
  • fresh vegetables: cucumber, yard-long beans,  small eggplants and dill 
  • boiled vegetables: pumpkin and yard-long beans 
  1. Put chilies, salt and galangal in a mortar, and pound well. Add onion, shrimp paste and whole garlic cloves, pound thoroughly. Follow with minced pork and tomatoes, pound lightly to mix well after each adding . 
  2. Saute chopped garlic in hot oil over medium heat until golden and fragrant, reduce the heat, add the pork mixture. Stir regularly until fragrant and a red film of oil surfaces. Add water, continue cooking until most of the liquid reduces and the chili paste becomes fairly thick. Turn off tile heat. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves, and serve with pork cracklmg,  par-boiled and fresh vegetables. 
Serves 6

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