Recipe: Sai oua patties

Recipe: Sai oua patties
Recipe: Sai oua patties
Cutipol Goa chopsticks set, $40 at Hopson Grace. Table runner, $48 at Morningstar Trading Co. Ltd. (BARRY & KIRN)
Cutipol Goa chopsticks set, $40 at Hopson Grace. Table runner, $48 at Morningstar Trading Co. Ltd. (BARRY & KIRN)
Cutipol Goa chopsticks set, $40 at Hopson Grace. Table runner, $48 at Morningstar Trading Co. Ltd. (BARRY & KIRN)
Cutipol Goa chopsticks set, $40 at Hopson Grace. Table runner, $48 at Morningstar Trading Co. Ltd.
(BARRY & KIRN)

Haan Palcu-Chang

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Published Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 6:25PM EDT

Last updated Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 6:25PM EDT

Sai oua is a northern sausage found all over Chiang Mai. It’s usually in a casing, but I’ve altered the recipe so it can be made into burger patties. It’s just as delicious, but more accessible to the home cook. Serve them with rice and veggies.

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Sai oua patties

5 guajillo chilies, deseeded

9 stocks of lemongrass (white parts only), roughly chopped

9 small red Asian shallots, peeled and roughly chopped

18 cloves garlic

3 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp fish sauce

1 bunch coriander, leaves and stems finely chopped separately

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp ground turmeric

2 lbs fatty ground pork

1 tbsp palm sugar or regular sugar

4 to 5 keffir lime leaves, stems removed and julienned

1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

2 limes, zested

Salt to taste

Method

Heat a cup of hot water in a kettle or pot. Place the chilies in a heatproof container. Pour hot water over chilies. When the chilies are soft and pliable, strain thoroughly.

 

In a bowl, mix chilies, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, turmeric and coriander stems. In batches, pound these ingredients in a mortar and pestle or process in a food processor until a rough paste is formed (some small chunks are okay). Mix the paste with the rest of the ingredients, including the chopped coriander leaves, until thoroughly combined.

 

Take a small piece of the mixture and fry in a pan until cooked through. Taste and add more salt if required.

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