List Item: Try half of the combined 1001 food books
So today at a work meeting in a local hotel I actually managed to eat another food item for the list, but since I had left my mobile phone in the locked room I was unable to take the picture to prove it. D’oh. Means I’ll just have to find a recipe for risotto primavera or luck out in the future.
In any case, when I got home from work I was due to cook something from the new book with a recipe from the same book: ants climbing trees.
Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 500g minced pork
- 200g rice noodles
- 2 tbsp oil (I used hazelnut oil this time)
- 3 shakes Tabasco sauce
- ½ tbsp minced ginger
- 3 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 ½ tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 250 ml water
Mix the soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil together in a mixing bowl. Add the pork mince and combine in the marinade, leaving for 10 minutes. In the time you wait for the pork to marinate add the rice noodles to a bowl of hot water so they are able to soak.
Heat the oil in a wok and fry the Tabasco, ginger and spring onions for a minute. Add the pork and cook until browned, then add the noodles, water and chilli sauce. Stick a lid on the wok and cook until most of the water has been absorbed into the noodles.
What can I say? Diet be damned I ate more than one helping (and possibly more than two).