Pineapple Topped with Pork

Pineapple Topped with Pork
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Pineapple Topped with Pork is a Cambodian appetizer recipe mixed with peanuts.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ c. dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb. lean ground pork
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground red, white, or black pepper
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch combined with 2 tsp. cold water
  • 72 bite-sized pieces of fresh or canned pineapple
  • fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Using electric blender or food processor, chop peanuts very finely and set aside.
  2. Using a heavy medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onions and garlic and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, until soft but still golden.
  3. Add pork and cook, stirring constantly to break up chunks, until no trace of pink remains. Stir in the peanuts, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until mixture is thick enough to hold its shape.
  5. Lay out pineapple pieces on a platter or two. Top each with 1 teaspoon of the pork filling. Garnish each portion with a cilantro leaf.

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