Monday, December 05, 2011

pork & veggies simmered curry

simmered Friday, I was all set to stay indoors since the weather was forecast for rain.

Then mid-afternoon, Satoshi called to say that he didn't need dinner...boo!

Who wants to cook?!

Well, I ended up cooking what I had intended to because, well, I needed dinner and didn't have any leftovers to re-heat.

The recipe that I had picked out, turned out to be really quick and easy...yeah!

Pork and veggies simmered curry embellished from "Orange Page's Fuyu ni oishii kondate" : serves 4

11 slices of thinly sliced pork (about 4 inches in length) cut to bite sized pieces
2 eggplants, cut chunky
1/2 small onion, sliced
2 small carrots, cut chunky

2 cups water
1 nub of ginger (about an inch long)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons shoyu (soy sauce)
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon sake (rice wine)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon mirin (sweet rice wine)

After cutting all the veggies and pork, set aside.
In a pot, put everything in and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 17 to 20 minutes.
Scrape the scum that forms while it is simmering.
When your carrots are to the tenderness of your liking, turn off the heat.
Serve with rice.

NOTES: This came together really quickly and didn't take much tending to. The original recipe only used daikon (long white radish) and pork, but I thought that it was kinda lacking something, so I switched out the daikon and added more veggies.

Use whatever veggies you have on hand and simmer until the hardest of the veggies you use is to the tenderness of your liking.

Also, the addition of sesame oil kinda scared me, I thought it would overpower the flavor of the curry, but it all worked out and tasted great.

I'd make this again using different veggies.

7 comments:

Deb in Hawaii said...

This looks hearty and delicious and perfect for when you don't want to go out. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Take care.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Love a good pork curry and we often use curry powder in order to make a quick curry :)

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

Now if the MotH called to say that he didn't need dinner, I would be speed-dialing the pizzeria up the road. I count my blessings ^-^

Lizzy said...

I love these sort of quick meals...sounds wonderful, Kat!

K said...

This looks great, and a good way to include lots of veggies!

K and S said...

sounds nice J-A!

you know if I didn't have my physical that following Monday Rowena, I would've called for pizza :)

Thanks Lizzy :)

for sure K :)

Take care everyone.
Kat