- 500 GRAM PORK LOIN, in large cubes
- 5 TBSP FISH SAUCE
- 2 TBSP PALM SUGAR
- 2 CHILI PEPPERS
- 1 TSP FIVE SPICES
- 2 BANANAS, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 TSP SALT
- 1 CUP YOGURT
- 1 GREEN CHILI, chopped
- HANDFUL GREEN CORIANDER, chopped
- 1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER, milled
Mix the fish sauce,
palm sugar, five spices powder and chili peppers and marinate the pork
one hour in this mixture. Stir fry in hot oil for 5 minutes, add the
remaining marinade and heat on high heat until it has evaporated.
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Mix all ingredients
well together. Serve chilled.
Bananas are one of
the most consumed fruits in the world, if not the most. They are popular
in tropical countries as well as in Europe and the USA. Which is understandable,
because it is such a convenient fruit: easy to peel, no pits, no problems,
no chewing needed (almost). Bananas contain a lot of potassium.
Bananas grow on something that looks like a tree, but is not; after
producing the banana, the plant will die and disappear entirely, and
a new plant will emerge, producing bananas again.