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Galloping Horses

Yield 9 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup pork mixture and 4 pineapple pieces)
This traditional Thai appetizer tops fresh pineapple slices with a sweet-savory-nutty mixture of ground pork mixed with green onions, cilantro, and peanuts. Its name, ma hor or mah haw in Thai, literally translates as "horses of the Haw people," a tribe that immigrated to Thailand from China. You can serve this dish at room temperature; for best results, do not prepare the pork mixture more than a few hours in advance.


  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, halved
  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 (1/2-inch-thick) slices pineapple, each cut into quarters

Nutrition Information

  • calories 105
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 8.7 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 229 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place peanuts in a food processor; process until finely ground. Spoon into a bowl; set aside.

  2. Place onions and next 5 ingredients (through chile) in food processor, and process until finely chopped. Spoon into a bowl; set aside.

  3. Place pork in food processor; process until coarsely ground.

  4. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ground pork; cook 4 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Stir in onion mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in ground peanuts and salt. Serve pork mixture over pineapple pieces.