August 1, 2009

i cooked all by myself! and i loved it!

yes! for the first time in my life history, i cooked! i decided to do it mainly because i want to surprise dennis for his birthday =) i was able to keep a recipe of one of his favorite dish, Ground Pork with Eggplant...

here goes the recipe...

1 cup Monterey Ground Pork
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp onion, sliced
2 tbsps Magnolia Nutri-oil
1 pc eggplant, sliced into sticks
1 tbsp green bell pepper, sliced
1 tbsp red bell pepper, sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsps oyster sauce
1 tsp hoisin
2 tbsps chili-garlic sauce
1/2 cup tofu (soft), cut into cubes
1 tsp ginger juice
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
1 tbsp double A diluted in 4 tbsps. water
2 cups water or stock
hondashi, salt and pepper to taste, katsubuoshi flakes (optional)

1. Saute garlic onion in oil or butter. Add Monterey Ground Pork, egg plant sticks, sesame seeds, green and red bell pepper.

2. Add oyster sauce, hoisin and chili-garlic sauce. Add rice wine, ginger juice, hondashi, katsubooshi flakes and sugar. Add stock. Simmer for few minutes.

3. Add tofu and simmer to cook. Season with salt, pepper to taste and drizzle with sesame oil. Thicken with Double A slurry.