Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pork Stew

About a month ago, the family (3 of us, husband, youngest daughter and yours truly) spent 5 days in Krabi.  We loved it there.  It was relaxing, lazy, lazy and lazy! 

Where we stayed, at Aaonang there was a great German open air cafe two minutes away.  The owner is a German and calls himself Andy.  The Thai food is scrumptious and the German food was dirt cheap and delicious.

I loved the porky dishes which he served and one evening I daringly asked Andy what he put in his pork stew.  He was very accommodating and  rattled the ingredients for me.

Yesterday I tried it out from memory.  I plucked a whole lot of herbs from my garden again.  There was parsley, sage, terragon, cekur, basil and thyme.  The recipe simply calls for pork, chopped onions, mushrooms, carrots, garlic, tomatoes and a can of chopped tomatoes.



I seared the pork in my amazingly great-to-use Green Pan.



Then I cooked down the onions and button mushrooms.


Then I tossed the herbs and tomatoes together.

Added the carrots and garlic too.

Poured a can of chopped tomatoes and about a cup of stock.
 Allowed it to simmer for one hour on low fire.


Added some freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste. 
I think it tasted very close to Andy's recipe. 
I shall add some red wine next time!





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