Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Lasang Pinoy 4 :(Pumpkin with Baked Pork Strips in Coconut)

Pumpkin with Baked Pork Strips in Coconut )
(Herbs:Old Bay Lemon Pepper, Pepper,Edna Noronha's Curry Powder)

Garnish: Chopped Chives

I finally have my entry for "comfort food". I simply sauteed chopped garlic, onions, ground pork, pumpkin cubes, herbs and salt and let it brown a little. After that I added 2 cups of water and let it simmer to further cook the pumpkin. After simmering add in 4 oz or 1/2 cup of coconut milk or coconut cream is better for a richier taste.

Utilizing the whole Pumpkin!

The true test for me is to be able to use all of what I bought.hehe. I am a very stingy person so I feel I have to make use of both the skin and seeds. You can use these as garnish or appetizer. It is better sun-dried but what I did since I have no backyard to do that I dried it up in the oven. Then I flavored with salt and pepper and tossed in olive oil. Baked it for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. Creating your own food is something.Try it.

Honey's Request for toningt:Pork in Hoisen Sauce

The left shot shows how I did it. Well I live in a decent apartment and I didn't want to be the cause of fire here.Kidding!

I skewered the pre-baked pork pieces and sauteed them in garlic, roasted yellow bellpepper carrots. Little bit of salt and pepper and 2 Tbsp. of Hoisen Sauce. I let it cook for 4 minutes and its that easy. Sweet and savory. The components of the plating are: Steamed rice, Steamed and shacked Chinese Broccolli sauteed in Garlic and Shrimp paste(Bagoong) and 3 skewers Pork .

Tips :

If you don't have mortar and pestle to chop your garlic or any thai condiments. Simply wrap your garlic segments in plastic wrap and moderately tap it with any wood piece. Or a rolling pin will do. Do not attempt to use glass built because it will definitely get chipped which may harm your dish.

Shacking is blanching first your sliced vegetables in boiloing water for less than 4 or 5 minutes and immersing it ice water for better texture. So the next time you guys make any vegetable dish, please do this first so people will even appreciate the tenderness of your veggies.


Soak the barbecue sticks in water for at least 5 to 10 minutes so it will not burn will grilling and for better pressentation.

Rating: Detailed, fun, Something homestyle and more of a Filipino Comfort Food Version.

Happy Cooking!


mike mina said...

hi kc . . . thanks for dropping by my site (lafang) . . . welcome to blogworld!

ces said...

aba! ang dami kong natututunan syo hah! hmmm...dagdagan mo pa nang mapakinabangan ko!haha..pra k kuya marco...:)

stefoodie said...

looks good kc! looking forward to seeing more LP entries from you!

Karen said...

Wow, I can imagine this to be a heartwarming soup. I always have squash soup but it's vegetarian. I'll try your recipe soon.

Thank you for joining Lasang Pinoy! We hope to read more from you KC!