Thai Pork Salad
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Thai Pork Salad a try. This recipe serves 2. One portion of this dish contains approximately 33g of protein, 24g of fat, and a total of 400 calories. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 35 minutes. A mixture of cilantro, mint, lime juice, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. To use up the lime juice you could follow this main course with the Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze and Pistachios as a dessert. This recipe is typical of Asian cuisine.
In a small bowl, combine the cabbage, cilantro and mint; set aside.
Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Slice pork and keep warm.
In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender.
Add the cashews, salt, cayenne and pork; heat through. Stir in lime juice and sugar until blended.
Divide cabbage mixture between two serving plates. Top with pork mixture.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chenin Blanc
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Chenin Blanc are my top picks for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Abstberg Grosses Gewachs with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 63 dollars per bottle.
Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Abstberg Grosses GewachsGrunhaus is relatively new to GG production, having only joined the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) in 2015. They make two GGs - Herrenberg and Abstberg. Abtsberg reigns supreme, derived from deep blue slate soils. It exhibits telltale aromas and flavors of white peach, apricot, spring flowers and green herbs. A thrilling streak of citrusy acidity wakes up the palate and reveals the deep mineral and herbal facets of this extraordinary complex Riesling. There is no lack of fruit - the peach, apple and mango shine throughout - but it’s the haunting earthiness and filigreed detail of this wine that makes it unforgettable.