Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pork Kinamatisan

This recipe has circulated on the Female Network site, and every GT sisses who were able to try the recipe said that it is pretty easy to make and really delicious. With the positive comments about the recipe, I wasn't able to try it immediately as I had a hard time backreading the previous posts on the recipes page. Good thing, one of my GT sisses, who also happen to be a former schoolmate, shared it on her blog so I was able to jot down the ingredients and procedure. 

My family's verdict? The dish is really delicious! Even my little sister who happens to be a very picky eater enjoyed eating it. Our driver even said to me that the soup alone can be served as the viand already. 

Of course, being the kitchen scientist wanna be, I tweaked the procedure and had to add some water since my husband is a big fan of "soupy" foods. 

Here are the ingredients you need 

1/2 kilo Pork Kasim, Adobo Cut (Pork ribs is also a good choice) 
6 to 8 pieces of Tomatoes, sliced 
1 sachet of magic sarap 
1 cup of water 
2 tablespoons of fish sauce 
3 pieces of green chili's 

What you need to do

* Put all the ingredients on the wok except of the water. 
* Let it cook for 20 minutes, or until the juice from tomatoes come out. 
* Add the water, you may add more fish sauce if you want. 
* Add water and green chili's  let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
* Serve with love and ENJOY eating! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stir fried pork and veggies in hoisin and oyster sauce

Happy December! This month is extra special because this is the first time that Mark and I would spend Christmas as husband and wife. I can truly say that my cooking skills have improved and being married for almost a year has made me realize that even if cooking is one of my passions, there would come a time that I would feel tired doing it, most especially if you're running of of dishes to prepare for your family. There would come a time that I'd settle for fried foods, or ready to cook dishes, but cooking from scratch is really different. It may require more time and patience with the trial and error phase, but it is really fulfilling if you know that your family loves the dishes you prepare for them. So if there would come a time that you feel like giving up on cooking, just practice! I'm telling you, learning how to cook will make you survive. ;)

Ok, enough with the words of wisdom, let me proceed with the recipe.

What you need:

1/2 kilo of pork kasim, sliced
1 can of pineapple chunks
Dash of salt
Blanched broccoli
1 medium carrot, sliced in to 1/2 inch
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 medium onion, sliced
1 knob if ginger
Garlic, minced
Canola cooking oil

What you need to do:

* Marinate the pork with the pineapple juice and salt for 30 minutes.
* Heat the oil, cook the ginger until it turns brown. Add the onions then garlic.
* Add the pork, cook until it turns medium brown. Add 3 tablespoons of the pineapple marinade as you cook it, so it absorbs the sweetness of the juice,
* Add the carrots, red bell pepper and blanched broccoli. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
* Add the pineapple chunks. Simmer for another 2 minutes.
* Serve while hot. Happy eating!