This was second banana to Korean Ground Beef until I learned how to make fried shallots in the microwave. Now it might be ...first banana? Yargh, fried shallots are so good.
1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 lb ground pork
a thumb of ginger
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c soy sauce
2 Tbsp honey
Peel and sliver the shallots. Zap 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave just long enough to liquefy if it's not already liquid, maybe 10 seconds? Toss the shallots in the melted coconut oil and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir a bit and microwave for another 2 minutes. Stir again and then microwave for 1 minute at a time, stirring in between, until the shallots are brown and getting crispy. Remove to a paper towel to continue crisping.
Heat the other more tablespoon of coconut oil (plus any leftover from the shallots, if any) over medium high heat in a saute pan. Brown the ground pork in the coconut oil, about ten minutes.
Meanwhile peel and mince the ginger and add it toward the end of browning the meat.
Add red pepper, soy sauce, and honey, stir and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Stir the crispy shallots into the meat at the end of cooking.