I blogged recently about dinner friends made for us at their house-Thai Dinner Delight. My friend shared her recipe with me and has graciously given permission to share with you. It is a lovely "hands on" way to start a meal.
Mieng Kam Moo/Gai (Pork/Chicken)
1 lb. ground pork or chicken
1 clove of garlic
2 or 3 hot chilies
Boil the water for cooking the carrots. Chop the carrots like small dices. Put the chopped carrots into the boiling water and boil them for 8 minutes or until they are cooked. While waiting for the carrots to be cooked marinate ground pork or chicken with fish sauce and pepper and leave it for 8-10 minutes. Mince the tomatoes and onion. Mince the garlic and the chilies. Put the olive oil in a pan and heat it until it is hot. Put the minced garlic and chilies in the hot pan and stir for 30 seconds. Put the marinated ground pork or chicken and stir until it is cooked. Put the minced tomatoes, onion, and carrots in the pan and stir everything all together. Put oyster sauce and fish sauce and taste it. You can add more fish sauce and taste it until you like it.
How to eat:
You need to use your both hands, so make sure that your hands are clean. Put the cooked ground pork or chicken on a lettuce leaf and add a one or leaf of cilantro, and then wrap it and munch away.