KID NOTE: The kids were not a big fan of the napa, but they really liked the pork, rice, and carrots.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the pork with crumbled tofu.
GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
This one made me nervous, having never used ground pork or fish sauce, but it was sooooo good!
Could I substitute ground turkey?
Yum! This was really good.
I can’t believe how good this was! I made it with ground turkey and brown rice. Amazing!!
I was pretty nervous about this one too but glad we did it! I’ve made this one 4 times now including a big batch for a girls weekend get away. My picky son who doesn’t like much LOVES this one.
How would ground beef work?
It would be great.
Is there a substitute for the fish sauce?
You can leave it out or adjust with a combination of soy sauce and Worcestershire.
I made this for my family + visiting family last night, substituting grated cauliflower for the ground pork. Everyone LOVED it, so I made a 4X recipe using ground turkey (1/2 as costly as pork today) today! I have a couple of families to take dinner to this week, and I wanted us to have more, too. It is just fabulous, and a nice change from what people expect when you bring them food. Last night, I didn’t have Napa, but I did have some zucchini that I needed to use up, so I spiralized and cut that- it was a great sub! Today, I used Napa and that was wonderful, too! I just love this meal!
This is going in our book of favorite recipes!!!!
With all of your recipes that call for pork/beef, I always sub ground turkey. I also used up extra veggies I had on hand and sauteed all veggies in the sauce. It had just enough of a kick from the sriracha and jalapeno to keep things nummy without being too potent for me.
Thank you for another great recipe!
This is the first meal I made from the site, and I was super excited! We love Thai food but don’t typically make it so I was excited to try something new! The ground pork had zero flavor as cooked (and I used a huge jalapeno and extra shallots)…I seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and then it tasted pretty good. I didn’t care for the dressing on the carrots/cabbage. My husband and kids thought it tasted fine but smelled awful (with the fish sauce) so they wouldn’t eat it. If you’re on the board about fish sauce, I would emit it (or maybe just come up with a different dressing all together). With seasonings it was an ok meal, but not as good as I was hoping it would be.
Pork was hit with all the family. Needed to double the dressing recipe because we added it over the pork too.
I wasn’t sure about this one when I set it on the table for my family, but I’ve come to trust NMTG as we’ve broken out of our comfort zone quite a bit since starting this program, with great results.
In hindsight, I didn’t need to worry one bit- everyone loved it! (The adults appreciated it more than the kids, but a hit all around nonetheless!)