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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mince Meat & Tomato Relish (Nam Prik Ong)

I have bookmarked this Mince Meat & Tomato Relish after watching an episode on TLC when Poh travelled to Thailand quite awhile ago.  Oh, you know Poh ~ Poh Ling Yeow, the runner up of Masterchef Australia 1st season.  I'm a big fan of hers; she always have that big beautiful smile on her face!

Though it might not seem anything special about this relish but wait till you cooked and tasted it!

Mince Pork & Tomato Relish (Nam Prik Ong)
Recipe sourced from Poh's Kitchen with slight change

7 dried red chilli  (I added 10 pcs)
1-2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1 shallot
2 teaspoons shrimp paste
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soy bean paste

Tomato and minced pork relish
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
200g pork mince (I used lesser)
2/3 cup chopped tomato
¼ cup (60ml) water
½-1 teaspoon fish sauce
½ teaspoon sugar (optional)
¼ cup roughly chopped coriander
¼ cup roughly chopped spring onion

To make the paste, place all the ingredients together in a mortar and using pestle pound to a smooth paste.

Place a wok over a medium-low heat and heat oil. Add paste and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the pork mince and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add chopped tomato and cook for a further 1 minute.
Add water to the wok, bring to boil and season with fish sauce and sugar. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until relish reduces and thickens.
To serve, sprinkle relish with coriander and spring onions, before serving with sticky rice and condiments

If I am not mistaken, whenever Poh tasted any dishes, her favourite words are "It's so gooooood!".  And here, I can say that this relish is indeed "sooooooo gooooooooood!"