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Local Eats

Home Cooking & Takeout in Roslindale, West Roxbury and Beyond

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Good Stuff From Super 88

Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
This is from the Allston branch. Long dried noodles that come in a kind of ball or nest, excellent Wadakan Soy Sauce, dried sliced mushrooms with a really rich flavor and more. I used the noodles to make a dish with chicken, mushrooms, snow peas, broth, etc. I'll post the recipe when I write it up.

I’m Way Behind on Posting – Spicy Stir Fry

A couple of weeks ago I needed to make supper from what I had in the house. I made a stir fry and it came out so well that I’m posting the recipe. All quantities are approximate.

½ Lb. ground pork
1 carrot, chopped small
1 clove garlic, minced
red bell pepper, chopped small – ¼ to 1/3 of a cup
¼ Lb. green beans, in bite size pieces
bamboo shoots, a handful
Slow cooked shiitake mushrooms, 2 or 3 thin sliced
beef broth, 4 to 6 ounces
Sambal Oelek (Chili Paste), 2 Tsps.

Brown the pork over high heat, then add the garlic, mushrooms, carrot, bell pepper and green beans. Stir fry for several minutes then season with salt and pepper and add the chili paste, make sure to mix it in well. Stir fry another minute or two then add the beef broth, thicken with a cornstarch slurry if you like, and simmer until the vegetables are done to your liking. Serve over rice and enjoy.

A couple of notes: Substitute freely, make yourself happy. The recipe for the mushrooms is linked to but regular shiitakes are good too. Chili paste is hot, hot ,hot. If you’ve never had it be careful and use only half. If you like it, load it up. We like it!

Carol and Steve go to Roche Brothers West Roxbury

Our local supermarket here in West Roxbury/Roslindale, which has some great stuff, gets videoblogged. Cool! Steve Garfield's Video Blog: The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 6 - Shopping

Lean Cuisine Chicken Parmesan

Gack! This stuff is really bad. The sauce is way too sweet and the chicken had a piece of fat/gristle in it. Bad news all around.
Just to be fair I should say that I like some of their other products. The Stuffed Cabbage is pretty good, they make a nice herbed chicken and the Teriyaki Stir Fry is good too.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Sambal Oelek

Sambal Oelek
Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
Fiery goodness!

Kung Pao CU

Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
This was good and unlike the red curry it didn't need to be spiced up.

Trader Ming's Kung Pao Chicken

Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
Another frozen lunch.