Gwenda's Mango Salad
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Karen Pope
- 1/2 lettuce
- 1 mango
- 1 avocado
- 1/8 red onion
- 1/2 cup walnut
- 5 bacon rashers
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon french mustard
- 2 teaspoons evaporated milk
Gwenda's Mango Salad
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Mince half of the Thai pepper; thinly slice remaining half. Set aside.
In large nonstick skillet, cook pork and salt over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Set aside.
In same pan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook green beans, garlic, ginger and minced Thai pepper, stirring occasionally, until green beans are tender- crisp, about 5 minutes. Add pork, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and 2 tbsp water; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Divide among 4 serving bowls; keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook eggs until whites are set yet yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes.
Arrange 1 egg over each pork bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions (if using) and remaining Thai pepper.
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Makes about 3/4 cup