domestic goddess (or how to make a nice, chilli soup)

April 25, 2009 at 11:29 am (random things, Tutorial) (, , )

I really love Nigella Lawson’s cookbooks (although I’m not a fan of her show, too many superfluous adjectives if you ask me).  I bought 2 of her books (How to be a Domestic Goddess and How to Eat) with some Dymock’s gift cards I got for my birthday.   I adapt one of her recipes for a really nice soup tonight (had to conform with foods available at Collie Woolworths – would you believe they had no rump and no fresh bean sprouts?).

Anyway, this is my chilli pork noodle soup, it serves 3 (one serve each plus one serve for mr petit’s lunch at work tomorrow).  Make a marinate of 2 tabs soy sauce, 1 tab chilli sauce, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and coat 4 pork medallions for about 30mins.  While the meat is getting ready, cook 3 bundles of dried egg noodles, drain and set aside.  Then bring 2 cups of chicken stock to a simmer with 1 tablespoon of chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Leave to simmer while pork is marinating.  Roughly chop up a bok choy or similar and a handful of snow peas.  In your serving bowls, put a handful of bean sprouts (preferably fresh, but if your supermarket is rubbish, canned will suffice) and some sliced spring onion (about 1 between 3 serves).  Bang the noodles back in the stock to re-heat.  Heat up a frying pan with some spray oil and cook the pork.  When cooked, leave on chopping board to rest for a few moments, in the meantime, quickly stirfry the greens in the pan you cooked the pork in, chuck them on top the stock to stay warm.  Slice up the pork thinly.  Distribute the noodles/vegies/soup between the 3 bowls.  Arrange the pork slices on top.  I like to garnish with some fried shallots (you can get them in Asian foods section at the supermarket).   Yum.

I spent the day doing some sewing, 3 new clutches on Etsy, 2 more also finished by it was too dark to take photos.  Swing by my shop and check them out.


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