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Coriander Pork with Pineapples

Sorry I haven't posted anything since 28/2. I just got so caught up in the daily affairs at home. My cool Sister in law came and stayed with us for a week or so before flying back to LA. We enjoyed her company so much that we were so sad to see her go, especially Little One who cried at the train station. A few days after that, I suffered a personal loss (as the saying goes, we never thought it would happen to us), then a few days later, I slipped and fell down the concrete stairs at home (earning myself a big bruise on my back and pigeon size bruises on my right arm). As if to prove that things happens in 3s, I got super lucky and caught stomach flu which lasted for days.:-(

As I was on the mend, Little One caught a virus at the day-care centre (I think). Poor thing (and also poor self) suffered 2 days of fever and the next morning, I gave her water and she cried and stuck her finger in her mouth: 'mommy, bobo. bobo.' (so cute right:-) but so painful to watch her suffer like this). So I had a clingy and cranky baby for 2 days (I was about to pull out all my hairs). Stuck at home for a week as she was super contagious, she got a bit of luck with the doc who prescribed ice cream as medicine. Anyone wants her virus?;-) hmm...think I spoke too soon - I myself caught her super bug. This taught me something: don't eat some chilli while having a really bad sore throat. Duh!

End of my complains and back to food. I would like to share this easy and delicious thai dish that I have prepared for my sister in law with all of you.

Coriander Pork with Pineapples

(Taken from Thai Cooking)

  • 400 g pork loin or fillet (cut into thin slices)
  • ¼ medium pineapple (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 4 spring onions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves
  • ¼ fresh mint (chopped)
Coriander Pork with Pineapples
  1. Heat the oil in a wok, add the chopped garlic and spring onions and stir-fry for 1 minute. Remove from wok.
  2. Stir-fry the sliced pork in a very hot wok in 2 or 3 batches. Cook each batch for about 3 minutes or until the meat is just cooked.
  3. Return all the meat in the wok together with the garlic and spring onions and add the pineapples, fish sauce and lime juice. Mix it well.
  4. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and chopped mint on it and toss lightly just before serving.
  5. Serve with rice.
The Verdict

This is a nice sweet dish, of course the pineapple dominates but the coriander and mint are what makes the whole thing interesting. My Sister-In-Law loves it very much and the dish was completely cleaned out before end of dinner.

#1, by Amanda (04/21/2008)

I'm glad you are back!:-) you never know how many times i visited and yet to see your posting.:-( hee~

#2, by Pamela (04/21/2008)

@Amanda: Oh, I'm so sorry. I have been sick on and off lately. I'll try to post as often as I could in the future. Thanks very much for your support.:-)

#3, by Tyree White (04/22/2008)

I'am not sure about its taste, but I sure would give it a try. --- tyree white.

#4, by teczcape - an escape to food (04/23/2008)

Oh dear, hope things are on track now. The Chinese also believe once you are out of "bad luck", good tidings will be on the way:-D

That pork with coriander and pineapple looks so appetizing. I'm drooling at the sight of it!

#5, by tummythoz (04/23/2008)

Pork + pineapple = guarantee delicious! Obviously my kind of dish.

Hope your bruises subsided.

#6, by Toffeeapple (04/24/2008)

Looks good! I'm wondering how much vitamin C you get since your've been sick quite frequently. Try having at least 1 gram every day to build up your imunity.

#7, by Clockwise (04/26/2008)

Looks and sounds so nice. I feel like having some now with rice. Drooling.

#8, by Bon Vivant (04/29/2008)

I love pineapple but I'm afraid to cook with it, I don't always like sweet and savory together (but find as I get older I am a little more open to the flavor combination.)

#9, by brilynn (05/02/2008)

I'm a big fan of combining fruit and meat, this looks great!

#10, by keeyit (05/04/2008)

I love pineapples

#11, by ovenhaven (05/07/2008)

Oh dear, I hope you're well rested. So sorry to hear about your loss and all the bugs going about in your household. *hugs* Take care!

#12, by beachloverkitchen (05/10/2008)

Hope you're ok now.A nice exotic meal:)

#13, by caroline (05/23/2008)

I liked it! Especially the tenderness of the pork, the mint with pineapple... I tried so many of your recipes, and we liked them so much:-) With the pregnancy I don't cook so often, but your pictures still invites me to do it sometimes.

Bonne continuation et merci pour ce precieux blog !!

#14, by The Cooking Ninja (05/23/2008)

@teczcape : That's what I keep telling myself. hehehe

@tummythoz: It took a while but it finally went away. Thank goodness.

@Toffeapple: Thanks for your tips. I think it was mainly due to my recent loss that had weakened my immunity systems. My system is better now.

@Bon Vivant: I used not to like sweet and savoury stuff together too but as I grew older, my taste buds changed.:-)

@ovenhaven: Thanks.:-)

@beachloverkitchen: Yes I'm feeling better now.

@Caroline: Congratulations ! Happy & healthy 9 months:-) I'm glad you like the recipes in my blog. I hope to post more and often. However these days it is getting harder to find time now that Little One is into everything and demand lots of attention from me.:-(

#15, by Jin Morris (08/07/2008)

hey, i try your recipe again !!;-)) Love this recipe, it turned out very yummy!! Thanks again