Foodie Friday: Szechwan braised pork

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It's been a long time since I've gone for hot and spicy. With the cold and wet weather outside, though, I braved the fiery food. Szechwan braised pork: saucy pork belly Okay, so this actually was one of the dishes without a red hot chili pepper next to its name. The plus part? Lots of tender meat. The minus? Loads of fat. It was too greasy for my taste actually, but it's packed full of umami flavor. Here's a recipe for it. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Pork Stew

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Pork stew: braised pork belly over rice This is not your typical American stew. Its sweet and salty broth involves two different kinds of soy sauce. The meat that's used is also a lot more tender (think: bacon, but juicier). It really hits the spot in these cooler days of fall. I love the piping hot dish, often accompanied by some yummy hard-boiled eggs. There's also a hint of something a little pungent in the recipe (perhaps star anise or five spice powder?). Give it a try if you want … [Read more...]

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