Thai Style Sticky Pork and Broccolini

clock 15 minutes + 10 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 300g pork mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cup grated palm sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
  • 1/2 cup deep fried shallots
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted peanuts
  • 2 bunches broccolini, halved crossways
  • 1 1/4 cups lightly packed coriander leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, sliced thinly


  • 1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add pork and cook, stirring , for about 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Add garlic, cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Drain on absorbent paper.

  • 2. Add sugar, sauce and lime leaves to the pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 2 minutes or until thick. Return the pork to the pan with half the shallots and half the peanuts. Cook uncovered for about 2 minutes or until mixture is sticky but not too dry.

  • 3. Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave the broccolini until just tender, and drain well.

  • 4. Stir 1 cup of the coriander leaves into the pork mixture with the lime juice, remaining shallots and peanuts.

  • 5. Place broccolini on a serving platter, top with the pork mixture, the remaining coriander and chilli. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

  • TIP: This mixture could also be served in lettuce cups, if preferred

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