October 2008


Five Star Pork

Five Spice Pork

We were supposed to have filets for dinner, but the wrong thing made it out of the deep freeze.  This was one of those “ooops” that turned into “yum”.  I would certainly spice this up more, but this is the right amount of “kick” for entertaining.

Ingredients:
3 boneless thick cut pork chops
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TB five spice chinese power
2 TB soy sauce
2 TB red pepper flakes
3 cloves of garlic, slightly smashed
8 oz pinneaple juice
1/2 cup pinneapple chunks
3 green onions, chopped, plus additional for garnish
Cooked jasmine rice

Preparation:
1. In a dutch oven, combine the pork and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper and braise for approximately 90 minutes.
2. Pull the pork apart using two forks.
3. To the pork add chinese powder, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic and juice. Cook uncovered, in low/med heat for 10 more minutes.
4. Add pinneaple chunks and green onions. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
5. Serve over jasmine rice, garnish with green onions.

Welcome! Pull up a chair, stay a while, even if a little while.

So here I am, with less material in inventory that what I would have liked before I got rolling with this. Knowing that the longer I wait to “build up that inventory”, the more this would fall to the back burner, I decided to go with it. And the fact that I just made a Lamb, Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew that is worth talking about.

As you can read across the top, I have split this blog into four sections:

  • The home page, where you are at now, where I will be posting a few times a week. 
  • “About”… just a tid bit about me and what this blog is about.
  • Gadgets … because I am always looking for news ones and I like to share a good find.
  • Good reads … in my world this tranlates to my cookbook library.
  • Recipes … while those will originally be posted here, I will maintain an index in the recipe page that links back to the post in this page where it first appeared; thus making it easier to find.
  • Taste of the Town … good eats while out and about. 

So there you have it!