Saturday, October 29, 2005


This succulent Thai pork stir-fry is quite easy to prepare and is made with simple ingredients, but oh boy, does it taste sooooo gorgeous!

It’s a very delicate dish and at the same time, it is so rich with aromas thanks to the way the herbs blend perfectly together with the sweetness of pineapple and the minty green taste of the snowpeas.

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400g Pork, cut in strips
1 + 4 Cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbs Oyster sauce
1 + 4 Tbs Fish sauce (Nam Pla)
150g Snowpeas
300g Pineapples slices (fresh or in a tin), cut into bite-sized pieces
6 Spring onions, chopped
1 Cup fresh coriander, chopped
2 Cups fresh basil, shredded
1 Tsp Palm sugar
1/2-1 Lime, pressed
1 Medium hot fresh red chilli, chopped (optional)

1. Marinade the pork with 1 clove garlic, the oyster sauce and 1 Tbs fish sauce. Leave for 1-2 hours.
2. Stir-fry snowpeas until translucid and tender, set aside.
3. Stir-fry the meat, in batches, until golden brown and set aside.
4. Stir-fry the spring onions and 4 cloves garlic (crushed) for app. 1 minute.
5. Add the pineapple, continue strir-frying for 2 minutes.
6. Add the meat, snowpeas, sugar, lime juice, 4 Tbs fish sauce and cook for 2 minutes or until all ingredients are heated through.
7. At the very end, before serving, add the chopped coriander and shredded basil. Turn off the heat and stir quickly, serve.

If you don’t want to use pork for this recipe, then chicken breasts would also turn out great.

Serving suggestions:
Eat this dish with jasmine rice or glutinous rice.
You could also serve cellophane noodles (mung bean threads/Chinese vermicelli/woon sen) to accompany this speciality.

(Thai Pork With Pineapple -Pic 1 & 2 by Rosa @Rosa's Yummy Yums)
(Thai Landscape -Pic by Rik Millington


  1. Ever tried making pineapple curry? It's popular in the northern states of Malaysia. Lovely :)

  2. No, I've never tried to make "Pineapple Curry", but it does sound tasty! I think I have a recipe of that dish. I'll have to try it once....

  3. This is quite a refreshing dish and it is easy to be prepared. The combination of sourness, sweetness and saltiness will make this simple dish stand out of the crowd. If you wish to have stir fried pork which melt into your mouth .you probably should opt for tenderloin cut.


  4. SOKELENG: Dear, Lisa,
    Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment! I love this dish. Yes, tenderloin is the perfect cut... :-)

  5. bonjour Rosa !!
    j'avoue que j'ai du mal avec le sucré-salé, pas trop mon truc mais ce plat ressemble beaucoup à une recette que j'aimerais faire à ma façon bien sûr et pour laquelle j'ai craqué ;). Merci en tout cas pour ce partage gourmand qui me donne faim ;) normal il est l'heure :) bizzz et bon week-end à venir

  6. Oh it's like what my mom used to cook us every dinner. But it's different because it has no Pineapples in it. But I love the idea on putting Pineapples on every dishes my mother cook. I will share this to mom! Thanks for this!
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