Side with Grilled Pork
Hi there. I've been invited to a friend's this weekend and asked to bring a side dish. They are serving grilled pork. I want to do something a little different than the standard potato or pasta salad. Anyone have any suggestions/recipes for a tasty summer side that will go well with grilled pork?
how about vietnamese coleslaw ? leave out the chicken and its a great side.
1 Chili, seeded and minced
1 fat garlic clove
1 tbsp sugar (I left that out as well)
1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 Thai fish sauce
1 1/2 tbsp oil (I left that out)
half a medium onion, finely sliced
200g white cabbage, shredded
1 medium carrot, grated
200g cooked chicken breast
fat bunch of mint, about 40g
In a bowl, combine the chili, garlic, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, oil, onion and black pepper to taste and put aside for 1/2 hour. Then toss everything together and add more mint on top.
Cheryl and Bill Jamison's "Smoke and Spice" has a recipe for a sweet potato salad with a chipotle dressing that is great (Sweet Sally's Sweet Potato Salad); "The Silver Palate Cookbook" has a recipe for an outstanding rice and vegetable salad flavored with lots of dill - people always love this when I bring it to parties and they scarf up the leftover salad to take home for themselves!