Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins
Delicious on a hot summer night. You can make it super simple and quick by using just shredded lettuce with the quickly boiled pork slices on top and adding sesame or ponzu dipping sauce. That's delicious, too, but taking just a little more time with the salad and maybe even the sauce makes it even better. This is what I did.
- 250 g thinly sliced pork loin or 1⁄2 lb pork loin
- 1⁄4 head lettuce, thinly shredded
- 1⁄2 medium onion, sliced into rings and halved soaked in ice water 30 mins to make them less overpowering
- 1 -2 bunch mizuna, chopped
- 1 (70 g) package radish sprouts (kaiware, but you can use broccoli sprouts)
- 1 japanese cucumbers, cut into matchsticks or 1⁄2 regular cucumber
Sauce (may want to double)
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons blended miso
- 1 tablespoon japanese mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1⁄3 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 garlic clove
- 5 -10 shiso leaves, thinly sliced (optional but so refreshing!)
- Starting with the onions (and then soaking in ice water while working on the others), carefully cut and prepare the salad ingredients and mix together in a bowl.
- Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil and add the meat slices until cooked (it happens fast if they are thin) and then put them in a bowl of ice water and drain.
- In individual bowls, arrange the salad and place a few slices of cold boiled pork on top.
- Top with sesame dressing, sesame sauce or ponzu sauce made for shabu shabu, or try the delicious homemade sauce in this recipe (just mix the sauce ingredients together, and there you have it!).
- Serve with rice and miso soup as the main dish or with other dishes as a side.