cook like a local: pork and green peppers
Welcome to next post designed to help us make some local dishes at home. I think our last post was well over a year ago, but here’s to hoping they come in more frequent increments in the future. (but no promises)
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Below are the instructions for making 肉炒青椒 ròu chǎo qīng jiāo or stir fried pork and green peppers. This was made by a 40+ year old local woman, but I’m sure each family has their own way of making this dish so there may be some differences in amounts or order. However, if you follow these basic instructions, you’ll produce some pretty tasty results.
Ingredients: 2-3 large green peppers, a bit of meat, 1 large tomato, a few cloves of garlic, green onion or leeks (all diced as pictured above)
Also: cooking oil, soy sauce, salt, and hua jiao (Chinese prickly ash, a seasoning)
Start by cooking the pork in a couple tablespoons of oil
Once the meat is almost done, add the soy sauce (a couple tablespoons or more depending on your taste) and the green onions or leeks.
Add the diced tomato.
Allow the tomatoes the cook down a bit. Add salt and hua jiao to taste. They will make the dish saucy. If you want it even more saucy, you can add just a bit of water.
Add the peppers. Continue to cook until peppers are done to your liking.
Here’s your finished product! The tomatoes will mostly cook down to create a nice sauce.