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LEMONGRASS VIETNAMESE PORK NOODLE SALAD WITH ICEBERG AND COLESLAW

Directions

To prepare the pork:  

With a mallet or rolling pin bash the pork loin steaks. Cut the pork loin steaks into smaller pieces. 

To make the marinade. 

Bash the lemongrass stalk with a rolling pin. Dice the lemongrass into smaller pieces. Crush the garlic, zest the lime, and dice the chili. To make the marinade in a bowl combine the lemon grass, lime juice, lime zest, red chili, fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and baking soda. 

Add the pork into the marinade and cover set aside for 4-6 hours. 

To cook the noodles:  

Place the vermicelli noodles into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 5 -6 minutes until soft. Drain and set aside.  

To prepare the salad.  

Shred the LeaderBrand Iceberg lettuce. 

Slice the cucumber. 

Chop the peanuts. 

To make the dressing 

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.  Set aside. 

Cook the pork:  

Heat a large griddle pan or frying pan with oil. Cook the pork on either side for 3-4 minutes until cooked through.  

To assemble:  

Place the noodles down first, scatter over the LeaderBrand chopped Iceberg lettuce and LeaderBrand Coleslaw. Place the pork on top. Drizzle on the dressing. Garnish with fresh herbs, chopped roasted peanuts and lime wedges.  

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COLESLAW

The crisp sweetness of our Classic Coleslaw is complimented by LeaderBrand’s signature Homestyle Dressing – a true dinnertime favourite!

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The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

CONTAINS  EGG. 

Servings per package: 4

Serving Size: 112.5 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  304 kJ 270 kJ
Proton 1.4 g 1.3 g
Fat, Total 2.5 g 2.2 g
– saturated 0.2 g 0.2 g
 Carbohydrates 9.5 g 8.4 g
– sugars 9.2 g 8.2 g
 Dietary Fibre 1.9 g 1.7 g
Sodium 226 mg 201 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

 

WRAPPED LETTUCE

When it comes to lettuce, we cut out the middleman. Every bag of our Wrapped Lettuce is grown, harvested, packed, and delivered to your local store by LeaderBrand. Source of Folate.

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LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Serving size: 40 g Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  22 kJ 55 kJ
Protein 0.3 g 0.8 g
Fat, total 0.0 g 0.1 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.02 g
Carbohydrate 0.7 g 1.7 g
– sugars 0.7 g 1.7 g
Dietary Fibre 0.4 g 1.1 g
Sodium 1.2 mg 3 mg
Folate 22 µg (11% RDI*) 56 µg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily  Intake (NZ Adult)

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Ingredients

For the pork marinade 

  • 500g pork loin steaks 
  • 1 lemon grass stalk  
  • 4 cloves garlic  
  • Zest 1 lime 
  • Juice 1 lime  
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce  
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce  
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • ½ tsp baking soda 
  • ½ red chili deseeded. 

For the salad:   

  • ½ bag LeaderBrand Coleslaw  
  • ½ LeaderBrand Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 small cucumber 
  • 200g vermicelli noodles 
  • 1 cup mixed herbs, fresh mint, coriander, Thai basil. 
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts chopped  
  • 4 lime wedges 

Salad dressing  

  • ½ cup fish sauce  
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar 
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • 3 tbsp lime juice  
  • 3 tbsp white sugar 
  • ½ red chili diced and deseeded 
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