The Cooking Edition
This weekend I have really been into cooking. I started with a ginger pork meatball soup.
Recipe: Ginger Pork Meatball Soup
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 tbs of green onion cut into strips and then into a small chop.
2 tbs of ginger, finely chopped or grated. I don't have a grater, I also like to use a scourer to easily remove the skin of the ginger.
8 oz of lean cut pork finely chopped.
Add them together in a bowl with a 1 tsp of flour or gluten free flour.
I like to flatten it out in the bowl and cut it out like a pizza, to make sure they are near the same size
Then roll into 6 balls.
In a moderately hot skillet lightly brown the meatballs on all sides and then place on a paper towel to remove extra oil.
There are several ways to make the soup, my kitchen being tiny and the fact that I can't read anything in the store I elected to do it the easiest way possible.
3 large coins of ginger
1 large green onion cut into 3 inch pieces
Chicken, or pork soup stock.
When the broth is a rolling boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and add the meatballs, then cover with a lid again. Serve cooked rice with 3 meatballs and ladle soup over it.
I served it with crispy dokbokki, and sweet chilly sauce.
After that recipe was so good I decided to make us Strawberry Italian Ice.
Recipe: Strawberry Italian Ice
I cut the strawberries into many different sizes.
Then covered them in 3tbs of sugar or sugar substitute and mixed well to cover it all.
I added equal part water (3 tbs) and washed all the juice out of the bowl, and into the strawberry container.
I left it in my fridge a few days so that the flavor would be pulled out of the strawberries and into the water.
Saturday I placed it in the fridge and stirred it every hour or so to keep it from turning into a strawberry ice-cube.
Finally I dished it into two cups, It was hardly cooking, but so tasty!
Finally I was able to make it myself!
Recipe: Spicy Cold Noodles.
I am really excited about this recipe! I worked pretty hard to make it as close to the restaurant as possible!
The noodles hot and steamy, then rinsed in the coldest tap water ever! seriously!!
This dongchimi broth that I Italian iced over the day.
The red sauce is a one part chili paste, one part rice wine vinegar, 2 parts sweet chili sauce. For a really nice flavor add a few drops of sesame oil.
The picture on the top I made at home the picture on the bottom was from the restaurant. I think I did a pretty good job! I have loved the cold spicy noodles for a month now, I pride myself on being able to recreate things, and for the most part I can, but this one just about stumped me.
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