Northern Thai Style Dip
Ingredients for chilli paste:
130 gram Red onion-quartered
40 gram Red chilli-chunky cut
8 clove Garlic
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
3/4 tablespoon Shrimp paste
Ingredients for the dip:
400 gram Mince pork
250 gram Cherry tomato-quartered
2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon Soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Tomato paste
1 pinch Salt
-Put the red onion, chilli, garlic, shrimp paste, salt and vegetable oil in an electric blender. Blend until all the ingredients turn to a smooth paste.
-Gently fry the paste with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for approx 5 minutes.
-Add the minced pork and fry until it cooked (approx 6-7 minutes).
-In goes the cherry tomatoes, soft brown sugar, white sugar and tomato paste. Cook in medium heat until the tomatoes become soften (approx 18-20 minutes) Keep stirring.
-Lastly, add a pinch of salt and tomatoes paste. Fold all the ingredients together
-You can serve Northern Thai Style Dip either hot or cold. I served it warm with Roman lettuce and Thai Jasmine rice.
-If you can get a hold of dry roast chillies. Replace the fresh red chilli with 5-6 dry chillies.
-Believe it or not, this dip goes well with a good old pork scratching!