250g pork in thin stripes
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp oil, divided
3 bell peppers
1 small squash
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar / red-wine vinegar
Fresh basil (optional)
Mix 1/2 tbsp oil, salt, pepper and garlic with the meat. Leave to marinate while you chop the rest of the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
Warm up a wok or thick-bottomed pan over high heat and cook the meat until brown on all sides. Remove from wok.
Add the other 1/2 tbsp oil to the pan and cook vegetables until almost done but still a bit crisp - about 8 minutes. Mix the vinegar and sugar and pour it over the vegetables while stirring. Let it reduce somewhat and give the vegetables a caramelized coating. Return the meat to the wok and add basil.
Serve with bread or pasta.
I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the vinegar/sugar never really reduced so there wasn't much of a caramelized effect going on. Also, I think I would have been better off serving it with bread than with pasta (or as the fillings of a tortillas! Actually, that would probably have been the best!) as pasta tends to be rather bland, and there just wasn't enough taste in the stir-fry itself (quickly helped with a bit of chilli sauce fortunately). But it has definite potential, so I think I'll try to again, this time in tortillas rather than with pasta. Not sure what I'll do about the lack of caramelization though... I'll have to think about that.
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I can't believe I just found your blog. I too had the goal of making a dish per week and surpassed it.ReplyDelete
Hoping you keep up with it in the new year so we may exchange recipes.
Keep up the great work!
I've begun a challenge to cook 111 recipes in 2011 - thus one11 in 2011. You can see my progress on my blog.ReplyDelete
Good luck! :)ReplyDelete