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Minor Fail + Awesome Recipe

I met a friend for lunch today and right as we were ordering, the school called her with a sick kid, so she left. I love sitting alone with NOTHING TO DO at a restaurant. Except for how I looked pathetic on my iPhone. Durr with a side of HURR. I packed up my order and took hers back home and ran it over to her. Now my kitchen smells of unfarted farts, which I have decided is what uneaten Mexican food tastes like. :-/

I was on my 7 mile walk this morning and on the way up a hill the following songs came on: Mr. Hankey [The Christmas Poo] and then America: F**K Yeah! I started laughing at "squeeze him 'tween yer festive buns!" and then was howling (and singing along, loudly) at "Sushi! [eff yeah!] Taco Bell! [eff yeah!] Fake tits! [eff yeah!]" and making Pommesgabels at cars at they drove past (lml -_- lml) and just had to collapse on a park bench until the laughing passed. Good times. My neighbors must think I'm some weird crack addict that roams the streets. Lol.

Last night I made a Thai dish from a new cookbook I picked up and man, was it TASTY. And even though it had the ubiquitous fifty million items in the sauce (okay, 5) it came together really easily. We had it with steamed rice and black bean + garlic long beans. Mmmmmm.



First, can I just say how appetizing caramel pork sounds? Crazy delicious. We're on a pork run because it's hog season. I'm not complaining. :D My notes in italics.

Muu Waan, or Caramel Pork

vegetable oil for deep frying (I just splashed some in my pan)
75 g. shallots, thinly sliced (I used two good sized ones)
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound pork, thinly sliced
1 TBSP oyster sauce
1 TBSP light soy
1 TBSP fish sauce
4 TBSP palm sugar (good hell. I used 4 TEASPOONS of granulated sugar and almost could have done without 2 of those tsp. Trust me, it's sweet enough.)
cracked pepper

Heat oil in wok or pan and deep fry shallots for a minute to make them golden brown and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. (I had maybe 2 TBSP of oil in the pan. Maybe. The recipe calls for you to then drain off most of the oil, so why put it there in the first place?)

Saute the garlic in the remaining oil, add pork and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, stir-fry for another 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and a sticky sauce is left.

Spoon into serving dish (or kids plates) and top with sprinkles of fried shallots.

OM NOM to the NOM.



This took about 30 minutes, start to finish. I have a 4 TBSP measuring cup that I measured all of the wet ingredients in + the pepper. I sprinkled the sugar over the pork before adding the sauces, it worked out nice. This was INHALED. Super delicious, super easy. I stir fried the green beans in the black bean garlic sauce as the other pan's sauce was thickening. Super cinch-y.




I have a headache. Time to take out these contacts. And these eye balls. (I have my mother's eyes. Shh, don't tell anyone.)

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raven_tiger
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
LMAO Here I thought I was the only one who lol'd and sang along to funny songs on my music player.
raven_tiger
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
In public no less. LOL

(I need to learn to read before I click "post comment"). lol
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I am ALWAYS getting busted by a frowny public for singing out loud to my iPod.

HEY, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE MADE THOSE COMMERCIALS TELLING ME I WAS SUPPOSED TO FROLIC AND PLAY. ;)
dovil
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Whatever. I was having lunch with a friend and the school rang to say that her seven children were all about to die and were calling out 'Mommy, mommmmy!' but I made her finish her three course meal (plus bread) because that's called standing up for yourself.

And then I walked for 57 years while eating toffee crunch lamb testicles. TAKE THAT!
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
You really are a champion for the underdog. You're the underdog in this scenario.

But aren't you always?
dovil
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Is this some kind of overt dig at my flea and mange problem?
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
No, it was directed to your facial hair and tendency to sniff other's arses.
dovil
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Like it's my fault that the aromatic perfume exuded from unwashed stranger arse is so good.
judetwee
Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Muu Waan means sweet pork! XD But I guess around here it'd be called caramelized/caramel pork (stir fry pork with delectable caramel sauce? Thai-fried sweet garlic pork? Asian-style blah blah blah?) to make it sound more appetizing.

re: the oil, my dad usually throws out the oil in between dishes (mostly because we have some special dietary needs people in our household involving shellfish allergies). Whatever the recipe says, you probably only need 1-1 1/2 TB of oil, which the garlic and pork will absorb for the most part so it won't interfere with the caramelized sauce.
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
I don't like wasting oil, so I just don't bother. The scallions did fine on a saute - super tasty!

And whatever, dude, the recipe book says "Muu Waan: Caramelized Pork" and since I don't claim to read/speak Thai, I just copied their recipe and title and added my changes.
a2zmom
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
This recipe sounds delish.

And I was positive that you were a crack addict. I am so disappointed.
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
It was great - and because I had hardly any oils in there, ditto the MASSIVELY reduced sugar, it tasted a lot more sinful than it was.

SHHHHHHH. I live in an HOA, Robin, there are RULES.
gabzilla
Dec. 2nd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
freedom: $1.05 Cracking yourself up while exercising: priceless.
If you need a random song of total hilarity, I suggest Cows With Guns.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI

Caramel pork sounds great! Who could complain about hog season? Only the criminally insane. Or vegetarians. Sheesh.
stoney321
Dec. 2nd, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: freedom: $1.05 Cracking yourself up while exercising: priceless.
Hhhhh, wild hog. I have a huge shoulder (well, I have two but I'm cooking one) that's getting a long, slow braise and then turned into carnitas. OM NOM NOM!

LOL, that song is totally random.
minstrel666
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
"Last night I made a Thai dish from a new cookbook"

I am sorry to say that I first read that part as "made out with a Thai dish", due to the late hour and extended femslash deprivation (turns out my sources sometimes lie as to what is good yuri).

Regardless, for a split second the post was hotter than green curry.
chrryblssmninja
Dec. 6th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
that recipe sounds good
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