Last night’s meal was due to the generosity of my friend Bruce who brought back Everyday Harumi from Japan for me. It is a great little book that divides simple dishes up by core ingredient (thankyou Masterchef). The book is by Harumi Kurihara who according to the book blurb is Japan’s most popular cookery writer.
I cooked green beans with minced pork. This was a really simple dish, but gee it was nice. I managed to buy some nice baby beans from our local friut’n’veg on the way home and they went down a treat. This is something I can see myself cooking again, not to mention other recipes in the book.
500g green beans
15g fresh ginger, peeled
200g minced pork
30 – 45ml soy sauce
sliced chillies to taste
sesame oil to taste
Lightly cook the beans in boiling water, then refresh in iced water. Drain beans, pat dry and cut into bite size pieces. Finely chop leek, garlic and ginger. Fry leek, garlic and ginger in vegetable oil until aromatic, then add pork mince and stir fry. Add green beans, chillies and soy sauce to taste. Continue to cook until beans are warm and add a little sesame oil to taste. Serve with white rice. Delish!