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Pork Mince Burgers with Coconut Relish

Pork burgers with Thai tomato and coconut relish

Published: June 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Check out these pork burgers with punchy Thai flavours, topped with a cooling zesty coconut relish. These easy pork burgers come from chef Scott Hallsworth's Asian junk-food restaurant, Freak Scene

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal757
fat70.8g
saturates19g
carbs21g
sugars18.9g
fibre1.2g
protein8.3g
salt3g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pork belly mince, (see notes below)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 4 tbsp aïoli from a jar
  • a few leaves coriander
  • a few leaves mint
  • sliced to serve (optional) red chilli

COCONUT RELISH

  • 250g tomatoes, ripe
  • 50ml extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 stick lemongrass
  • 3 lime leaves
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm or soft light brown sugar
  • 2 bird’s-eye chillies

THAI PASTE

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • a pinch ground turmeric
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 4 bird’s-eye chillies
  • 6 lime leaves, stalks removed
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • a thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled

Method

  • STEP 1

    For the relish, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6, put all of the ingredients onto a baking tray and toss. Cook for 20 minutes, then cover and cool to room temperature. Remove the lime leaves and lemongrass, and mix well. This will make a little more than you need, but will keep in the fridge for a week.

  • STEP 2

    Put all of the Thai paste ingredients into a food processor and whizz to a purée. Tip into a bowl with the pork mince and mix well. Form into 4 patties then cover and chill for at least an hour.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a non-stick frying pan with a splash of vegetable oil, then cook the patties for 6-7 minutes on each side or until really caramelised and cooked through.

  • STEP 4

    Put a large spoonful of the relish into each lettuce cup, top with the patty, a little aïoli, coriander and mint leaves, and slices of chilli.

Ask a good butcher to mince the pork belly for you.

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