One of my all time favorite salads
what you need ( makes 1 plate):
1 pound cucumber
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup lean pork boild in broth
1/2 cups fresh prawns peeled
juice of 1 lime
1 lime and 1 chili
1 tablesp. rice vinegar
1 teasp. dark brown sugar
2 garlic cloves ( pressed)
1 tablesp. chopped asian basil
3-4 tablesp. fish sauce
1/2 teasp. salt
1 tablesp. sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
cut cucumber lenghtwise into four parts. remove core and cut diagonally into thin slices. season with salt, toss and place in a colander to drain. boil the bean sprouts in cooking water for 2-3 min, then drain. cut boiled pork into strings, the same size as the sprouts. in a pan heat up some oil. season the shrimp with salt and pepper and cook until the shrimps are dehydrated and cooked through ( do not over cook).
prepare the dressing by mixing together: fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, lime juice, finely chopped chili and garlic. it should be a sour, sweet, spicy and salty taste.
mix the drained, cucumber and bean sprouts together. add the pork and dressing, mix well and let it sit for 2 min. arrange on a plate, lay the shrimp on top and sprinkle with the asian basil.
good luck 🙂
ps: sprinkle some roasted peanuts if you like