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Green Beans with Oyster Sauce

This year I promised to prepare more vegetable-based meal for the family. It’s not that we don’t eat vegetables at home but I don’t cook them on a regular basis as it should be. This week, I cooked Pinakbet (a dish made up of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste), and Green Beans with Oyster Sauce. (I wasn’t able to take a picture of Pinakbet.)

Ingredients and procedure:

This is simple to prepare. You only need fresh Baguio beans, ground pork, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, water and oyster sauce.

Pour a cup of water in a skillet and let the ground pork simmer for several minutes to lessen the malansang amoy ng meat. Add salt and pepper when the water dries up and the ground pork turns brown. Set aside the ground pork leave a small amount of oil in the pan to saute the garlic and onion. Return the ground pork to the pan and add the green beans. Mixed well. Add half a cup of water. Simmer for a few minutes before adding the oyster sauce. Simmer until the beans soften. This dish is best paired with steamed white rice. Enjoy!

My dream grill pan

I used to dream of having this grill pan in my kitchen. I couldn’t afford it because it’s expensive. So I decided to save up for it through my meager online earnings. Finally I was able to buy it last Sunday. One kitchen tool removed from the bucket list. 🙂

I cooked grilled pork chop this morning and I’m so pleased with the result. The pork chops were cooked in just a few minutes and more oil was removed from the fatty part of the meat. For the recipe, I only marinade the pork chops with salt and pepper before grilling. As for the cleaning part, the oil was easily removed from the pan by using dish washing liquid and sponge.