Posts Tagged ‘broccoli rapa

16
Oct
18

lo mein

With the abundance of fresh veggies and with the addition of noodles, lo mein was an easy choice, though prep would be essential to the recipe.

A slicing of the veggies was done using the rotary slicer of the kitchen aid attachment.

One of those recipes, the more you look the more variations you find , you settle as with most “authentic” recipes to the ingredients you have available to the village or are grown locally.

I didn’t  get to list all the sauce ingredients and amounts, but loosely followed several recipes that I researched by listing all the ingredients that compose the sauce to get an idea of the basics. I modified it by adding a bit more cornstarch and a good amount of stock as I prefer s saucy-er thick coating to the dish.

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The sauce was a build up from the basic soy sauce/rice wine/sugar combo. Some of the associated components are: soy sauce, rice wine, fish sauce, shrimp paste, chili paste, ginger root, galangal root, garlic, sugar, honey, salt and pepper with sesame oil.

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The sauce, less the stock.

The veggies are the same deal, use what you have. Pea pods and the baby bok choy were included as they were fresh and attractive from the market. The carrot was also crunchy as they were fresh, large diameter and not very tapered as the packaged carrots were.

Stir fry the veggies in oil.

 

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While stir frying the veggies, prep the noodles, I used rice noodles instead of the wheat noodles, so just a brief toss in hot water is all that’s needed, drain and add to wok.

 

Mix well , then add the sauce… serve….

 

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The result is as good or better result than restaurant  because you have control of the ingredients. So if you like salad with noodles with a sauce here it is.

I made this dish twice and this post is a compilation of the pictures from both.

09
Dec
12

Brunch

Brunch
Ingredients,
remainder of pork loin chop, some was used and sliced thin for a pizza.
White onion, sliced about 1/4 inch thick rings
Garlic, course chopped
Broccoli rapa leaves, similarly to rapini
Washed and scrubbed potatoes,unpeeled
Egg

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In a cast iron skillet, with your choice of oil(s) brown the pork seasoned with salt and pepper.
Add the broccoli leaves
Sauté In stages and add, potato, onions, garlic and more oil if necessary with a bit of water drizzled in.
Season as preferred, a slight bit of smoked hot pepper flakes for me.

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When it is almost done to your preference, drop an egg on the potato mixture.

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Cover. And cook till the eggs is done to your preference. Typically cooked white with running yolk.

20121209-122307.jpgPlate up the chop the the potato mixture with the egg. Coffee on the side. Mexican, medium ground , french pressed.
The grated parm (original part of the mis en place) was replaced with giblet gravy that was frozen from a previous meal, a small amount thawed in the microwave and added to the dish.

20121209-122534.jpgThe pork is a good substitute to the ham n’ egger or bacon and egg tradition ,with the additional greens added. Add some fruit alongside, the fruit I have is frozen at this time and defrosting.




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