Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grilled Pork & Peanut Noodles in an RV

 We are in the middle of another "Austerity Month" in the ol' RV lately. I'm glad I planted the garden! Anyhow, we do have fully stocked freezers and that's good. Bob went freezer spelunking and came up with a package of 3 pork steaks. We had, originally, thought that we would season with some Turkish seasoning blend, maybe some extra ground sumac, and grill them and have rice and vegetables for dinner. I got to thinking that I would love some Asian-inspired noodles instead. We've had a lot of rice lately and I wasn't really in the mood.
 Our local produce market sells red bell peppers 3 for $1.29, which, if you've done any sort of comparison shopping is a fantastic price. Onions are one thing that I always have on hand and the same with fresh garlic. Carrots are another one of my refrigerator staples. They last for a long time and if you buy them in bulk, they are 50 cents per pound and adding a carrot or two into a dish stretches it and adds much needed nutrients. Besides, many colors on a plate or in a bowl does have eye appeal.
I had Bob season the pork steaks simply with salt and pepper and grill them. I sliced up an onion, a red bell pepper and julienned 2 carrots. I wanted everything to roughly noodle shaped. I also minced up 2 cloves of garlic.
 I thinly sliced 2 of the pork steaks (we put the other one back into the freezer for pork fried rice at a later date) and grabbed a handful of snow peas that I'm growing in my garden. I sauteed the vegetables up in my large skillet with the garlic. When they were crisp-tender, I added in the pork and cooked for a few more minutes. Then I added some boiled spaghetti noodles.
At the very end of the cooking time (about 7 minutes total), I added a couple of big spoonfuls of crunchy peanut butter and a few tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce.
And that, my friends, was an Asian-inspired feast fit for a king (or RVers, in our case).
Enjoy...peace!

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! Will definitely give this a try. Loved your eggs benedict that you posted several months ago. (by the way, do you know what happened to foodnetwork's facebook 'forum'? can you email me at babhamill@hotmail.com if you have any info? thanks!

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