Pork loaf

Pork loaf

Giò lon

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From
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Makes
1 kg
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

Ask your butcher to put the pork through the mincer twice, for en extra-fine texture.

Common variations to this recipe are adding 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon or 200 g young green rice to the pork mixture before cooking the loaf.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 red asian shallots, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1kg minced pork leg
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 banana leaf

Method

  1. Using a mortar and pestle, grind the shallot and garlic to a fine paste.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients, except the banana leaf, in a large bowl. Using a food processor, blend the mixture to form a fine paste.
  3. Remove the mixture to a clean bowl, then cover and refrigerate for 4 hours to allow the flavours to develop.
  4. When ready to cook the pork loaf, bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Cut the banana leaf into 45 cm lengths and drop them into the boiling water for a few seconds to soften. Remove with tongs and pat dry. The leaf portions should now be pliable enough to roll without cracking or breaking
  5. Place two pieces of banana leaf, shiny side down, in a cross pattern on a work surface. Put the pork mixture in the centre of the cross and form into a loaf shape. Fold the banana leaf over to cover the pork mixture, then secure with kitchen string.
  6. Gently lower the loaf into the boiling water. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the loaf from the water and leave to cool before peeling away the banana leaf.
  8. Slice off pieces of the loaf and serve as desired, such as in a crusty Vietnamese baguette or in rice paper rolls. The loaf will keep covered in the fridge for several days.
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