Kabocha and Pork Jook

2 1/2 quart water 2 tbsp chicken bouillon 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 cup rice 1/2 cup pork 1 cup diced cabbage 1/4 cup diced onion 1 cup chunks of kabocha Diced green onion or chives white pepper seasame oil shoyu I know it seems strange to add kabocha to jook, but it is amazing! […]

Posole, C’s version

4 medium onions, divided 7 T. olive oil, divided 4 T. special seasoning (see recipe below) or ancho chili powder 2 T. plus 2 tsp. dried oregano, divided 6 to 6-1/2 pound bone-in pork shoulder (Boston butt)* 5 cups (or more) of chicken broth (low sodium or not) 4 7-ounch cans green chilis (or more) […]

Cabbage and Kalua Pork

Cabbage 1 medium-sized head of cabbage (about 2 lbs.) 4 T. butter 1 tsp. each curry powder and sugar 3 or more cloves garlic, minced 8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (optional) Core and shred cabbage and place in a small amount of boiling salted water; cover and cook rapidly under tender-crisp, 3 […]

Ma Po Tofu

1.5 tbsp of hot bean paste 1.5 tbsp of shoyu 1 lb tofu (cubed) 1 tbsp of cooking oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 chopped shallot (optional) 1/2 lb ground pork 1 cup chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, whatever leftovers you have) 1/2 tbsp white ppper (optional) 1 tbsp hoisin 1 tsp […]

Stir Fry

3/4 pound boneless beef or pork or chicken 1 T. each dry sherry (or any dry red wine) and soy sauce 2 T. water 1/4 tsp. sugar 2 tsp. cornstarch 3-1/2 T. salad oil garlic (at least one clove) 1/2 tsp. or more of minced fresh ginger Vegetables* Cooking Sauce: Stir together 2 T. oyster […]

Shredded Pork Stew

1-1/4 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2 cubes 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 3 bay leaves 3/4 lb. red potatoes, not skinned and cut into 1/2 inch dice 2 T. olive oil 3 or more chorizo or Italian hot sausages, casing removed (I use mild sausages and let folks add their […]