tirsdag den 19. juli 2011

chicken and eggs

to the vegan readers; look away! sorry, but this summer i have been eating meat more than my usual habit of twice a month. i blame it on the smell of the grill! P:

i am in love with this lemon pulihora. it's a great rice dish with yellow mung beans and lots of lovely spices. in fact, i made the tandoori chicken masala just to go with the rice. i'm ashamed to say that i made the chicken using a seasoning from a box that a friend of mine gave me. but at least it was made in india and therefore semi-authentic! D:

chicken appeared on the menu again this month in the form of pulled chicken. i've been missing the taste of pulled pork but i don't have a slow cooker and it's too hot now to have the oven on for 4 hours. so this recipe really came through for me. it was great in sandwiches for the next couple days. (:

pictured above is supposed to be spareribs and potatoes. apparently the package of meat labeled 'spareribs' in denmark is actually closer to a thick cut of pork belly.. so this was unintentionally a really rich dish and i could only eat one rib at a meal. but normally with REAL spareribs it's so good that i can't stop until it's gone. here's my mom's recipe; sorry it's so vague, but a lot of korean mom recipes are like that...

mom's baby back ribs

rack of ribs
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
1-inch piece of ginger, chopped
a handful of coffee beans
2-3 cups water
1/2 cup beer or white wine
2 tbsp doenjang (korean soybean paste)
3 bay leaves
some ground pepper
1 tbsp salt
3 tbsp sugar

barbecue sauce of your choice, kc masterpiece or sweet baby rays for me!

put all the ingredients except ribs and sauce in a pot and bring to a boil. add the pork ribs and boil for about 40 minutes until tender. drain and brush the boiled ribs with barbecue sauce. heat oven to 325 F/160 C and cook for 15-20 min. you could also grill them for about 10 minutes. coat with more sauce before serving, if you like.

finally, one of my friends gave me the gift of fresh farm eggs. he volunteers there but he's vegan so he won't enjoy all of the 'fruits' of his harvest. along with the eggs, i also got honey and some redcurrants. he does eat redcurrants but there were so many that there was no way he and his girlfriend could eat them before they went bad. one of these eggs is a duck egg. what do you make with duck eggs?

5 kommentarer:

kutubuku sagde ...

OK, so "pulled" basically means shredded, is that so?

mina sagde ...

yes! it's pulled apart with two forks but looks shredded. (:

June sagde ...

Dude, you think all Indian housewives use freshly ground and mixed spices everyday? Everest masalas (ok MDH and some others too) are the secret of good Indian cooking ;)

mina sagde ...

i'm relieved to know that, june! thanks again for the everest spice. (:

Emma sagde ...

Duck eggs are REALLY good for cake baking... trust me on this. It warrants shouty capital letters and everything... :)