Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Garlic Ginger Pork with Green Peppers
When you cook without a recipe, your imagination is relied upon heavily. And, that's when you get to be really brainy as a home chef. If someone in the family wants Asian food for dinner, you can say - "no problem... let me see what I can do".
Asian cuisine is simple, fresh, frugal and most of all - spicy. You don't need to use exotic spices. I find that garlic and ginger along with red pepper flakes can be all you need. For this dish, you will need to have/buy: butterfly pork loin chops. Yep, that is all. The rest of the ingredients you should have on hand: garden fresh green pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves or powder, fresh ginger or powered, and one orange or orange juice will do.
To begin: pound down the chops with a meat hammer and then marinate in a glass dish for 15 min in orange juice (just to cover) 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger, 1 clove of fresh chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and a pinch of sea salt. After that time, get a skillet hot with coconut oil and a bit of olive oil (just to cover the bottom). Lay in the chops, toss on top sliced green pepper. Treat this as flash cooking or a stir fry but without too much stirring.
Serve with seared or blackened apricots and garden greens!