GROUND PORK FIESTA

People are so busy nowadays and cooking at home has now been a luxury compared to dining out or buying take out food. I have realized this now that I have a new job, and still doing all the house chores. I am currently working on different recipes with fast prep time since hubby told me that he misses my cooking. That is actually the saddest thing he has told me. Anyway, here’s one recipe I have come across with and incorporated a little bit of Kath’s kitchen magic…Ground Pork Fiesta!

Here are the things you’ll need to prepare:
  
Canola oil, Ground pork, garlic, Red onions, Bok choy, Mixed vegetables (readily available from your local grocery store), Light soy sauce, Salt, Pepper,Sugar (optional), Tomato sauce, Sriracha sauce 
First, you’ll need to sautée the chopped garlic and onions.  

When the garlic turns light brown, add your mixed vegetables.   

Throw in your ground pork and season it with salt and pepper.   

When your pork is almost cooked, add in a little light soy sauce for added flavor. My favorite is still Lee Kum Kee’s. Stir it.   

Add a your tomato sauce. Stir it. Add a little sugar if you want to.   

Then for a little kick, put in the sriracha sauce. I am a huge sriracha fan that is why I’m putting a lot in my dish. But when you have kids around, you might wanna set aside a portion for them before adding your sriracha sauce. 😊  

Lastly, throw in your chopped bok choy and turn your stove off. It easily gets cook and you don’t want them overly done.   

My favorite part is plating the dish. 

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I’m always trying to pair my dishes with fresh cucumbers for its health benefits. You’ll love it, it’s so refreshing. If you’re wondering what those green stuff on top of my white rice are, well they’re just shredded dried seaweeds. Ground Pork Fiesta is so easy to do and I’m sure you’re gonna love it! 😉

A REAL TREAT FOR THE MEAT LOVERS

There are a lot of innovative kitchen tools and gadgets nowadays. But do we really need them all? Some of them are just trends or doing the exact thing that your existing kitchen gadget has been doing for the past couple of years. Its just that the new fancy name they call it today GOT YOU SOLD! That’s basically how I think before purchasing any new kitchen gadgets.

It was early this year when I got my hands on the Philips Airfryer. And boy, I just have to say that it’s such a lifesaver! Just to make things clear:  I AM NOT BEING PAID TO PUBLISH THIS. THIS IS MERELY BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SAID GADGET. Since I got the airfryer, I have been playing with it with different recipes. It’s so easy to use and it did lessen my kitchen clutter compared to doing recipes the traditional way. Of course there are still recipes better made traditionally, but there are also recipes better made with airfryer because of the use of lesser up to no oil at all! It makes your traditional cooking recipes healthier!

I am quite biased with the Philips brand compared to the other airfryer brands because of its stylish look. Also, it does not occupy that much counter top space compared to the other brands. Cooking time is lesser with the airfryer and I can just go multitask while cooking. 

The Philips Airfryer, photo credits -kathcooksph.com

I am going to share with you my husband’s favorite among my airfryer recipes. It is the Asian Roasted Pork Belly.

Ingredients:

Pork Belly

Rock Salt

Ground pepper

Onion leaks

Wansoy (cilantro, chopped)

Olive oil

For the sauce:

Vinegar 6 tbsp

Sugar 1tbsp

Salt 1/2 tbsp

Scallions (thinly chopped)

Chilli (thinly chopped)

Wansoy (cilantro, chopped)

Lee Kum Kee soy sauce 4 tbsp

Boil water in a pot. Add a tablespoon of rock salt and a dash of pepper in it. Make sure that the water will be covering all the pork belly. Put your belly (skin side down) in the boiling water. Let the belly in for 3-5 mins for the fat to cook. After doing so, drain your pork belly and let it rest for 5-10 mins for water to dry. While waiting for your pork belly to rest, preheat your Philips Airfryer to 160 C.

resting pork belly after boiling, photo credits- kathcooksph.com

After resting, add a little salt to the skin side of your pork belly and a few drops of olive oil, also on the same side. Place your belly in the airfryer, this time, skin side up, for about 30 mins in 160 C.

You may make your sauce while waiting for your pork belly to roast. Just mix all the ingredients of the sauce listed above. Just make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved.

After 30 minutes, your belly should be looking like this:

pork belly in airfryer for 30 mins, photo credits- kathcooksph.com

Put it in the airfryer again for another 20 mins and gear it up to 180 C. If you hear popping sounds coming from the inside of your airfryer, don’t be scared. The skin is starting to cook for crisp perfection! After 20 mins, it should look like this:

another 20 mins in the fryer for 180C, photo credits-kathcooksph.com

Start plating. Garnish it with your thinly sliced onion leaks and chopped wansoy. Easy peasy didn’t I tell you? 🙂

You will be surprised with how juicy it is! Okay…I think I’ll just catch you all later. This is making me hungry, I’ll pop in another one! Ciao!