Asian Pork Kofte With Sweet Limed Slaw

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an Asian take on a Middle Eastern dish. It's best when a mouthful consists of a bit of kofte and a bit of slaw! You could also wrap it up in flatbread to make an Asian kebab. To slice and julienne the salad vegetables use a mandolin grater for the best effect.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crush and finely chop the garlic.
  2. Grind the star anise into powder
  3. Combine both with the minced pork.
  4. Add half of the coriander and half of the mint, the red dried chili, and mix well.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Form meat mixture into four long patties.
  7. Heat oil in deep frypan.
  8. Place patties in frypan and cook, turning when done. Don't press them as they cook because this dries out the meat.
  9. While they cook, do the salad.
  10. Thinly slice the cabbage until you have a cup of it.
  11. Thinly julienne the spring onion on the diagonal.
  12. Peel the carrot and grate it into straws, or chop it very finely.
  13. Finely slice the red capsicum.
  14. Place vegetables with the rest of the coriander and the mint in a large bowl.
  15. Add some salt and pepper.
  16. Mix lime juice and palm sugar in a mortar with a pestle.
  17. Dress the salad with the sweet lime juice.
  18. Serve the patties with the salad on the side.
Most Helpful

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The combination of the red pepper and star anise was a good flavor for the pork kofte (kefte). Five spice powder would be a good substitute and somewhat easier to find--grinding the star anise was somewhat difficult. The slaw went well with the meat.