Thai Coconut Lime Dippers
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Nonstick cooking
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced, peeled
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (16 ounce) can chicken broth
cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon grated
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
- To prepare the dippers, trim the fat from the pork.
- Spray a rack that will
fit in shallow roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the pork on the
- Line the bottom of roasting pan with foil; place rack in the pan; set
- In a small bowl, combine the water, vinegar, soy sauce and honey; brush
the mixture over the pork.
- Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the thermometer registers 160 degrees
- Remove from oven, let stand 5 minutes, then cut the pork into bite-size pieces.
- Meanwhile, cook the sugar snap peas in boiling water for 1 minute or until
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- To prepare the fondue, heat the sesame oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high
- Add the ginger and garlic and sauté 30 seconds.
- Stir in the chicken broth,
bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
- Remove mixture from heat.
- Lightly spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife.
- Combine the flour and water, stirring well with a whisk.
- Add the flour mixture,
coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and crushed red pepper
to the ginger mixture; cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until slightly thick
and bubbly, stirring frequently.
- Pour into a fondue pot.
- Keep warm over low
- Dip pork and peas into fondue.
- Spoon the rice into the fondue pot after the dippers are eaten. Heat for
1 minute, and ladle into soup bowls.
Yield: 6 servings
This fondue is really a two-course meal. After you've dipped
all the pork and snap peas, add rice to the pot. It will soak up the flavor of the
seasoned pork and create a delicious, soupy side dish.