Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pork and Vegetable Stew

This is one of the dishes that I prepared last Friday for dinner. This is one of my favourites as it is very easy to make.

I shared a similar recipe years ago but using beef. Here, I used pork instead. You can use pork or even chicken if you like. Though my husband prefers beef and I, pork with lots of vegetables.

I'm using thinly sliced (shabu shabu) meat as it helps cut down cooking time and it's easier for the kids to eat.

  • 150g Thinly sliced Pork, (shabu shabu Pork)
  • 1 large Potato, skinned and chopped into chunks
  • 1 Medium Carrot, skinned and chopped into chunks
  • 1 Onion, wedged
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 tablespoon Sake
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hon Dashi Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 250ml Water

How to do it:
  1. Stir fry pork with a little oil till almost cooked.
  2. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add in the vegetables into the same pot used to cook the pork to stir fry.
  4. Add in the remaining seasoning except for salt.
  5. Bring to a boil before reducing heat into a simmer.
  6. Simmer till vegetables are tender..
  7. Return the pork back into the pot and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  8. Add salt to taste if necessary.
  9. Serve with rice.

  • You can use thicker slice meat too. However, add the meat together with the vegetable to cook so the meat will be tender enough.
  • You can thicken the sauce with some corn flour as it helps make the meat velvety.