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)

You can check out this page for the other recipes we’ve posted.

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

Ingredients

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)

cooking the pork

cooking the pork

Start by cooking the pork in a couple tablespoons of oil

adding green onions/leeks and garlic

adding green onions/leeks and garlic

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.

adding tomatoes

adding tomatoes

Add the diced tomato.

adding salt and hua jiao (Chinese prickly ash)

adding salt and hua jiao (Chinese prickly ash)

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 peppers

add peppers

Add the peppers. Continue to cook until peppers are done to your liking.

finished product

finished product

Here’s your finished product! The tomatoes will mostly cook down to create a nice sauce.

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