fragrant and yummylicious
I find the best therapy for my stress release- it is to cook and/or bake. But not just simply cook but to immerse yourself whole-heart and with mindfulness into whatever you are doing. The cooking of some tasty meals or trying out new recipes to bake is so satisfying and it really take away all those ugly thoughts thats clouding your mind. Of course, the compliments that you received from people who appreciate your food is the best rewards. LOL
Since the price of cooking oil has gone up, it was impossible to buy my favourite brand of cooking oil... seems to be out of stock everywhere and with half a bottle remaining, I have to limit the use..LOL. But it's alright with just a dash of oil in the wok as I am using a non-stick frying pan as well as pork belly does release some oil too.
First saute the sliced onion with shallots ( I have some small shallots and I use them whole) and slice lemongrass till soft and fragrant. Add the pork belly (marinated with light soya sauce, sugar and sesame oil and some cornflour) and pan-fry them till lightly brown. Next add some dark soya sauce and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to caramelise. Add water to cover the meat, bring to boil and lower heat to simmer for around 10-15 minutes or the sauce has been reduced (longer if you prefer the meat very soft, check the water). Lastly, add some slice spring onions and season to taste and serve.
Quick and easy to cook dinner.. one meat and one veggie. Enjoy