Choko and barbecued pork salad

Choko and barbecued pork salad

Nộm su su thịt nưong

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Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

Choko, also known as chayote, is a pear-shaped fruit native to Central America and particularly Mexico. which was most likely imported into Vietnam by Portuguese or Spanish traders. It belongs to the same plant family as zucchini, pumpkin and gourds, and works well when paired with strongly flavoured ingredients, such as the Chinese pork and chilli used here.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 chokos
1 carrot, cut into long thin strips
3 red asian shallots, thinly sliced
mint
2 tablespoons Fried shallots
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
1 long red chilli, seeded and cut into thin strips
200g char siu pork, cut into 2 cm pieces

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
120g sugar
100ml lime juice
60ml fish sauce
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Method

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the sugar and lime juice until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stir in the fish sauce and garlic.
  2. Peel the chokos and discard the skin. Cut the choko into very thin snips, using a mandoline or vegetable peeler.
  3. Place the choko strips in a bowl, pour the dressing over and toss to combine. Leave to soak for 34 minutes for the choko to soften.
  4. Now add the carrot, shallot, mint, fried shallot, peanuts, chilli and pork to the choko.
  5. Gently toss together, then pile the salad onto a large platter and serve.
Tags:
Real Vietnamese Cooking
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