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Hmong Sausage with Purple Sticky Rice and Tiger Bite Sauce

Behind The Dish - "Minneapolis"

Ingredients

Hmong Sausage

  • 2 Lb Pork Shoulder
  • 1 lb Pork Belly
  • 1/4 C Chopped Ginger
  • 1/4 C Chopped Lemongrass
  • 1/4 C Garlic
  • 2 Tsp Thai Chilies
  • 1/4 C Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Pepper

Purple Sticky Rice

  • 3 C of Gluttonous Rice
  • 1C of Black Rice
  • Water

Tiger Bite Sauce

  • 2 C Cilantro Chopped finely
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 3-4 Thai Chilies
  • 1/4 C Lime Juice
  • 2Tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1Tsp Oyster Sauce

To Assemble

  • Hmong Sausage
  • Purple Sticky Rice
  • Tiger Bite Sauce
  • Cucumbers

Steps

Hmong Sausage

  1. Place pork shoulder and pork belly in a bowl.
  2. Add the chopped ginger, lemongrass, garlic and Thai chilies.
  3. Add the fish sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix everything together.
  5. Place in a grinder.
  6. Grind the meat mixture.
  7. Let it cure for at least 24 hours.
  8. Form the sausage into a link shape.
  9. Place it a skewer.
  10. Cook the sausage over a grill.
  11. Rotate the skewers.
  12. Remove from grill and allow to rest.

Purple Sticky Rice

  1. Add gluttonous rice and black rice to a bowl.
  2. Add water to the bowl.
  3. Soak the rice overnight.
  4. Drain the rice and reserve the water.
  5. Place the rice in a rice steamer.
  6. Let the rice steam.
  7. Check the rice after 25 minutes and add the soaking water.
  8. Pull the rice out of the steamer and pour into a bowl.
  9. Aerate the rice by tossing in a bowl.

Tiger Bite Sauce

  1. Place the cilantro, garlic, Thai chilies, lime juice, fish sauce and oyster sauce in a mortar.
  2. Mash with a pestle until turned into a paste.

To Assemble

  1. Take a scoop of purple rice and put it on plate.
  2. Spread the purple rice out.
  3. Lay the sausage on skewers over the rice.
  4. Slice cucumber into slices.
  5. Lay cucumber slices next to the skewers.
  6. Ladle Tiger Bite sauce into a small ramekin.
  7. Serve.