Nam Sod is a Thai salad where minced pork is combined and cooked with mint leaves, ginger, peanuts and dried prawns.
It is one of the 3 or 4 well known warm salads that are popular when you travel Thailand.
It is absolutely refreshing, tasty, delicious and healthy. You get the freshness of the mint leaves and ginger contrasted from the saltiness of the dried prawns and the crunch from the peanuts in this Thai dish. These various combined tastes are what differentiate it from the other Thai salads.
It makes a wonderful appetizer to accompany the main meal or even just to take it on its own as snack. You will find that the Thai sticky rice complements this dish really well.
Nam Sod Thai Recipe:
From The Thai Kitchen:
* 200-250g minced pork
* 1-2tbs water
* 1.5 tsp dried prawns (rinse, then drain)
* 35-40g ginger (fine strips)
* 5-6 asian shallots (finely sliced)
* 2 spring onions (chopped)
* 2 fresh coriander (chopped)
* 1-2 sprigs mint leaves
* 2 tbs unsalted roasted peanuts
* 0.5-1.5 dried ground chilies
Seasoning Ingredients to taste:
* fish sauce
* light soy sauce
* lemon juice
* NB: Mix seasoning ingredients in a bowl and start off with 1.25 tsp of sugar, then balance the flavoring by adding the rest to your taste.
1. Prepare the ingredients
2. Heat up the saucepan with 1-2 tbs of water and cook the minced pork together with the dried prawns
3. Remove saucepan from heat and add seasoning ingredients
4. Continue by adding the ginger, shallots, spring onions, coriander, mint leaves, dried ground chilies and unsalted roasted peanuts
5. Test, taste and adjust flavoring to your liking, making sure you have the 4 's' of sweet, sour, salty and spicy blended correctly
6. Serve on a bed of lettuce and fresh coriander
Insider Secret Tips:
Make sure the ginger is really cut into fine strips for this recipe.
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