Monday, October 11, 2010

Asian Pork on Coconut Rice with Green Beans

Asian Pork on Coconut Rice
Serves: 6

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce ( Maggi Taste of Asia, mild)
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, finally chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 pork tenderloin
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • sesame seeds and scallions, for garnish
Combine first five ingredients to make sauce. Divide sauce in two small bowls and set aside. Salt & pepper tenderloins and grill. 10 minutes before taking the pork off the grill, baste repeatedly the pork with half of the sauce. When the pork is done, remove from grill and let rest for a couple of minutes. Slice and serve with coconut rice and Asian green beans.

Coconut Rice:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • jasmine rice

Prepare rice according to package diractions, substituting coconut milk for equilvalent amount of water. Add a dash of salt and one teaspoon of sugar if milk is unsweetened. Cook until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.

Note: The second time I made this I needed to have enough rice for eight servings, so I used one can of coconut milk and supplemented the milk with some Thai Coconut Curry broth I bought on impulse at the grocery store. It was amazing!

Asian Green Beans

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends removed and cut in half
  • olive oil
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • sesame seeds (I use black sesame seeds)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

1. Blanche green beans, drain and set aside.
2. Heat a little olive oil and sesame oil in a saute' pan. Add a little splash of soy sauce and a tiny bit of sugar.
3. Add blanched green beans and red pepper flakes to the pan and toss, cooking until heated.
4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

This meal is one of my new favorites. It's quick and easy, and is pretty forgiving. The only downside? I only had my cell phone camera available to take a picture, and the quality isn't great. Oh well, I never claimed to be a photographer!

Photo credit, Me. Sorry for the poor quality.

1 comment:

  1. Looks fabulous. Did the boys like it? I'm such a wimp with spicy/heat. I'd leave out the red pepper but put in on Jason's after. -Meredith