(Photo: Stir-fried Pork with Asparagus)
I love Thailand. I used to work there. For a total of at least 5 years, Thailand slowly creeped into me. Until I am hooked.
Especially when talking about food. Spicy food? Nope, I cant take it. When ordering food, I always say, 'Mai pet' (Not spicy). Then it became, 'pet nidnoy' (a little bit spicy). I cant believe it would go as far as 'pet' (spicy), but yes, I can take it now. Uh-oh, 'pet mak mak' (very spicy) is not for me, that would be for my husband.
Anyway, I had a craving for Thai food yesterday. Good thing I have with me a Thai recipe book. Bought on my first visit back to Asia after getting hooked in Germany. (That would be another story!) Checking first the inside and the nooks and crannies of our refs, I found our dinner.
'Stir-fried Pork with Asparagus'
Yield: 2 Servings
200 g. pork, cut into pcs.
1 1/2 cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pcs.
1 tsp. garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1. Heat the oil in a pan, fry the garlic until fragrant.
2. Add pork and stir for 5 mins.
3. Add the asparagus, seasonings and chicken stock and bring to boil.
4. Transfer from the pan to a serving dish and serve hot.
Note: Broccoli or cabbage maybe substituted for asparagus.
This recipe is so simple, yet so Thai. Just add rice on the side. But for my husband, I made green salad with strawberry toppings with vinaigrette. Yum!
Nope, spicy dinners would have to wait. Although my five year old wouldnt mind a dash of spicy seasonings once in a while. My three year old is still a bit suspicious.