December 04, 2011

Pan seared Asian pork

I really don’t know the name of pork I have cooked, so I am just calling it a pan seared Asian pork. I have so many seasoning in pantry and fridge; I used whatever I could see to make a very good flavor.  I believe it is a mixture of Chinese, Thai and Japanese. Phew!!I I am not a huge fan of sugar in pork like usual Asian pork have, so I excluded it. I haven’t had pork for a long time either, not a huge fan! But I do like to eat it once in a while. This pork turned out to be perfect, I bet it would have been even better if it was grilled. It was very tender, probably to do with marinating for three hours. I hope you guys try this recipe, it’s so good that words can’t describe nor the pictures can describe….
Yield: 4
Time: 3 hrs marinate, 16 minutes to cook

One pound boneless pork ribs
2 tablespoon  soy sauce
1 tablespoon  teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon  mirin
1 tablespoon  finely chopped lemon grass
2 finely chopped Thai red chili peppers
2 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon  salt
1 teaspoon  red chili powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon  garlic paste

In a bowl marinate the pork with all the above ingredients and stay aside in fridge for 3 hours.
Heat the oil in a pan in high heat, seared the pork in each side for 7 minutes. It depends upon the thickness.

December 02, 2011

Sweet potato bread

I have so many uncooked sweet potatoes I bought for thanksgiving. Holiday season is here, so its baking time!!, Instead of usual sweet potatoes casserole i make, this time I ended up making sweet potato bread. I have made banana bread and zucchini bread, so I thought it would be good to try something new. Besides I don’t buy sweet potato other than holiday season. It was easy to make, the smell of house from cinnamon and nutmeg was so good. It turned out wonderful. The picture might not do justice!! I cut it before it  even cooled:). I will be making it again. 

Time :90 minutes

2 cup flour
1 cup sweet mashed potatoes
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup walnuts

Preheat the oven at 350 degree. and grease 9 X 5 inch pan. In a bowl all the dry ingredients in one bowl. In a separate  bowl mix the eggs, sweet potatoes, oil and water. Mix the flour mixture and sweet potatoes. Add walnut to it.                 
Pour the batter in the greased pain. Bake it in the preheated oven for 60 minutes for one hour.