Thursday, March 19, 2009

pork in oyster sauce with potato and beans

don't know what to prepare today. i thought of preparing adobo since i still have a few slices of pork belly left in the freezer but i wanted to have vegetables since i still have potato and string beans left.

i cooked the belly adobo style and added oyster sauce to add more flavor and omitted the bay leaf and lemon juice... just a little bit of soysauce and vinegar. then cooked until the pork are very tender and the water have reduced. i then added the potato. then once potato was tender i added the string beans. season to taste... done.

it looks good... and it tastes good, too.

350 gm. pork belly, cut into serving portions
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into serving portions
1 cup string beans, sliced into 2" long
3 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. vinegar
salt and pepper
cooking oil

heat oil in a wok, saute onion and garlic until fragrant. add the pork belly and brown a bit.

pour enough water just to cover the meat. add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper. bring to boil then lower fire to simmer until meat are tender. you might need to add water just as to not dry the sauce. this dish should have a little sauce.

when the meat is almost tender and the sauce is reduced to more than half, add the potato, mix and continue cooking until potatoes are just cooked.

add the string beans, mix and cook for another minute. adjust taste if needed.