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It’s been a bit of awhile since I’ve used the Martha (our cast iron slow pot). The usual suspect (pig foot). A slight riff on the “classic”.

The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction

 

The Supporting Player

The Supporting Player

Normal prep. Par-boil food, rinse and separate pieces, into the Martha with dried shiitake, brown ale, ginger, vinegar. Slow simmer for seven to eight hours.

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Wasn’t trying to make soup, although there is a bit of soup. Aiming more toward meat for The Cat’s home bento. Not sure if the soup jelled, will check later.

As a preview, The Cat’s dinner last night.

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

The Cat said “おいしい“.

The Mouse said “ありがとう“, please enjoy, (bow). Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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One Pot …

Back to a one pot dish (skipped a couple of weeks), some for The Mouse’s dinner, some for The Cat’s lunch. Keeping it simple.

Sliced Pork Belly

Sliced Pork Belly

From the Korean grocery store.

Turnips

Turnips

Again from you know where.

Blanched Pork Belly, Kimchi

Blanched Pork Belly, Kimchi

The Cat says turnips and pork is a classic combination in Chinese cooking.

Turnips, pork belly, red miso, gojujang (from my Bibimbap lunch), leaf kimchi (just a little bit), water, soju.

Low temp simmer.

Turnip and Pork Belly Stew, Miso and Gojujang Flavor

Turnip and Pork Belly Stew, Miso and Gojujang Flavor

First day taste was a little “interesting”. Today, the flavors mellowed and combined. Yes!

Bowl of rice, stew (with gravy). Perfect.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sunday Cooking

Soup.

Country Style Pork Rib

Country Style Pork Rib

Wintermelon Pork Soup

Wintermelon Pork Soup

Experiment.

Ground Pork

Ground Pork

Carrots, Celery

Carrots, Celery

Bottle of Red

Bottle of Red

Added sun-dried tomato and a squirt of ketchup …

Hmmm ... Dunno

Hmmm … Dunno

The Mouse was trying to make Bolognese sauce, came out super chunky … but tasty. Maybe I’ll immersion blend it. Ate it with bread (The Cat had rice). It was an experiment, first time trying the dish. Next time …

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Low ‘n’ Slow

Now that I don’t have to work on Sunday’s, The Mouse can be in one of his favorite rooms, the kitchen.

Nothing fancy, home cooked comfort food.

Start with …

Pork Shank

Pork Shank

Lightly sear, braise with water, dark and light soy sauce, sugar, ginger, rice vinegar, salt and pepper, dash of vodka and gin.

Ginger Coins

Ginger Coins

Chinese five-spice and star anise.

Add …

Turnip Root

Turnip Root

Let simmer until done.

Braised Pork Shank with Turnip Root, Soy Sauce Flavor

Soy Sauce Braised Pork Shank with Turnip Root

Not photogenic, but tasty.

Since the next couple of months will be sorta hectic, the dish should last a couple of days. Many of the components The Cat likes, collagen, pork, turnip, sauce. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Back in the Kitchen

Yesterday cooled off a bit. Still hotter than usual, and humid, but cooler and less humid than the last several weeks. Finally can turn the stove back on.

Zucchini, Pork and Tofu Okinawan Style

Zucchini, Pork and Tofu – “Okinawan Style”

Inspired by Saturday’s meal. I’m quite sure there was no zucchini in Okinawa. Hee hee.

Quick Braised Shanghai Cabbage

Quick Braised Shanghai Cabbage

Stir-Fried Celery with Chinese Preserved Mustard Cabbage

Stir-Fried Celery with Chinese Preserved Mustard Cabbage

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts

Cat's Noodles with Preserved Bamboo Shoots, Seaweed, and Dried Green Vegetable

Cat’s Noodles with Preserved Bamboo Shoots, Seaweed, and Dried Green Vegetable

The bamboo shoots took a bit of time to prepare. They started out like this.

Salted Bamboo

Salted Bamboo

After numerous washes, soaks, and a parboil, was I able to get most of the salt out.

Hopefully the weather starts to turn “normal”, cross your fingers.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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