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Sunday, March 16, 2008


taste&create :: pork and red curry stir fry

it's my first ever entry in the fun foodie blog event Taste&Create. it's hosted by nicole over at For The Love of Food. it's really fun!

the basic idea is that you sign up to play
, then nicole pairs you up with another foodie blogger. you then scan that person's blog for a recipe that you'd like to make, you make it, blog about it, then send the link to your post to nicole for the round-up on her blog. fun!

i had a great time sifting thru the wonderful recipes on gay's foodie blog A Scientist in the Kitchen. I chose Pork and Red Curry Stir Fry with Thai Basil. it was yummy! admittedly, our food tastes seem quite different, but i was happy to be paired with ASITK, because it was a good chance to branch out. and i DO like the kinds of food on the blog, i just don't tend to make it at home much. this is due, in part, to the fact that my husband can be a picky eater, so, i tend to lean toward his tastes. BUT he loved this dish! and so did i!

Here's the recipe:

300 grams thinly-sliced pork strips
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp sugar
5 clove garlic, finely chopped
50 grams green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
5 or more basil leaves

Heat oil in wok and add the red curry paste. Add the chopped garlic, mix for several seconds then the meat and sugar. Stir fry till meat is done. Add 1/4 cup water and scrape the paste that stuck to the pan. Adjust flavor for saltiness, sweetness or hotness (these flavors should be balanced). Add the beans and mix a few times till beans are half done. Add the basil last and mix 3-5 times. Serve with rice.

i had to change one thing. i used asparagus instead of green beans. i was sure i had bought some, then when i went to make the dish, i realized i hadn't! i hope it's okay to substitute like that.

it was yummy and i'll totally make it again. i'll also be particpating in Taste&Create again, it's a fun one!

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Anonymous A scientist in the kitchen said...

Glad you like it! I'm partial to Thai foods so reading your entry is making me crave for some chilis again later.


March 16, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

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