Jeanette - Off The Cuff

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Blogger at: and -- My name is Jeanette, and I was born in Sweden, but unlike the famous Muppet, I am not a professional Swedish Chef. I actually studied design and photography. I also was a freelance indie-rock critic for several magazines from 1998-2005, and had an in-house PR company for a while. Cooking is in my DNA--my dad's brother was a chef and their father was a pastry chef, my mom's mother was a caterer, who published a cookbook of traditional Finnish breads and pastries when she was 92. Everyone else in my family loves to cook, and we're not afraid to experiment. I have a yen for interior design and remodeling.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pork Stir Fry

PORK STIR FRY 009I just threw this together last night.  I can’t say anything for its authenticity (as you have discovered to be the theme of my blog, being Off The Cuff) but it was pretty tasty, so I thought I’d share the gist of it.



1-2 red bell peppers (my staple ingredient!) sliced       
2-3 cups chopped broccoli

1-2 cups dried shiitakePORK STIR FRY 005
1 lb pork loin, sliced thinly

1/2 package rice noodles

PORK STIR FRY 006Seasonings: 
PORK STIR FRY 0072 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tsp coriander seed (grind in a mortar and pestle, or use preground)
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
1-2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp soy sauce

While chopping up vegetables and slicing pork, get a pot of water to a rolling boil, and then shut it off.  Soak rice noodles and shiitake mushrooms in the pot, for the length of time on the package.
PORK STIR FRY 008Pour seasonings into a bowl and mix together.  Mix pork in with seasonings and let marinate for about ten minutes or so and allow pork to come up to room temperature while the noodles are softening.

Preheat skillet or wok to high, and start frying the pork first, and about halfway through cooking time, throw in vegetables. Keep stirring until meat is done and veggies become a little softer.   Drain noodles / mushrooms, and stir in meat and veggies so that seasonings become well mixed into the noodles.

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