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Rice Vermicelli Garlic Lime Pork, 'Sen Mee Pad Kratiem Moo Manao'

Rice Vermicelli Garlic Lime Pork, 'Sen Mee Pad Kratiem Moo Manao'

This authentic Thai recipe has a long name: "Sen Mee" = rice vermicelli; "Pad Kratiem" = fried garlic; "Moo" = pork, "Manao" = lime.

We like to load the pork with lots of chopped fresh Thai chiles, and serve it with plenty of sen mee.


For 4 Person(s)


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Method for Rice Vermicelli Garlic Lime Pork, 'Sen Mee Pad Kratiem Moo Manao'

Soak the rice vermicelli in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, sliced garlic, and at least 1 teaspoon finely-chopped fresh Thai chiles (more to add spice). Set aside.

Heat vegetable oil in wok over low/medium heat. Add finely-chopped garlic and fry until golden brown and aromatic. Quickly remove wok from heat, remove the garlic with a slotted spoon or strainer, and set garlic aside. Keep the oil in your wok.

Return wok to burner, over low/medium heat, add the soaked rice vermicelli, thin soy sauce, and cook for a few minutes until noodles are done. Keep stirring the noodles, be careful not to burn them. Transfer your noodles to a serving plate (see pictures at right), topping with fried garlic.

Blanche the green beans in boiling water for 1.5 minutes, set aside. Blanche the sliced pork in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, set aside

Put green beans on the plate, and top with cooked pork. Spoon the sauce mixture over the pork, and garnish with fresh mint leaves and sliced lime. Enjoy!


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