Oink Balls are the bomb!

Pork  Meatballs

I love pork!

I re typed this first sentence so many times…first it was “I like a good pork”..then…”I could be porked every night and never get tired of it”…finally I came up with “my butcher gives good pork”…but it all sounded a bit crass so I will stick with “I love pork!”

I want to know one thing from bloggers out there…how many of you buy meat from a local butcher or market or wholesaler and how many of you buy meat from the supermarket? I don’t think I’m a food snob (actually, maybe I am) but I just don’t see how anyone can justify buying meat from the supermarket in those awful cling wrapped containers.

I guess I love shopping for food and don’t mind spending my Saturday driving from place to place in order to purchase my favourite food items from my favourite places. If I have to drive half an hour just to buy my favourite cheese, I will. I’m busy just like everyone else  but Saturday is my food day, unless I’m on school holidays, then everyday is a food day with one trip out to a winery with friends guaranteed.

Get to know your butcher people! Don’t give more money to those fuckers at the stupidmarket! Coles and Woolworths bloody brands everywhere forcing people to buy their shitty products…so tired of it!!!

If someone can tell me where I can buy toilet paper and cleaning products without having to go into a supermarket, please tell me, and don’t say bloody COSTCO because I’m not giving them my money either!

OK! On a lighter note…

I love my butcher and he minced up some wonderful pork, veal, chicken and beef for me this morning and this made me soooooo happy! Did I mention that I love my butcher?

I used the pork mince to make these tasty meatballs tonight and they were so…well…tasty! With herbes from the garden and a little bit of mashed potato and mustard in the pork balls and cooked in a fresh tomato, onion and garlic sauce, I was feeling pretty self righteous!

A great meal with not one cent of my hard earned money going to these horrible stupidmarkets!

Eat well and fight on!

 

Mid Week Mince Madness

San Choy Bow

A crazy week! Holidays begin at 3:06 this Friday, so the race to get everything done at work by the end of term has left me feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.

This week my daughter has decided that she would hound me to make one of her favourite meals.  She’s a great nagger because it worked…San Choy Bow for dinner just to stop the nagging…as well as because it’s delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tspn sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 500g pork mince and 500g chicken mince
  • 1 small carrot, peeled, julienned
  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 small red capsicum, deseeded, julienned
  • 1 small beetroot, sliced and julienned
  • 1/3 cup tsao xching wine (chinese cooking wine)
  • 1/3 cup Lee Kum Kee Panda brand Oyster Sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Method

With core of lettuce facing down, bang core on a flat surface. This will make it easy to remove whole core by twisting and pulling out. Remove damaged outer leaves. Discard. Separate leaves and place in a large bowl of icy cold water. Refrigerate until required.

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add green onions. Cook for 1 minute. Increase heat to high. Add pork and chicken mince. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until browned.

Add carrot, zucchini, capsicum and beetroot. Stir well. Combine all sauces in a jug. Add to mince mixture. Stir well. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes.

Drain lettuce leaves. Pat dry with paper towel. Place lettuce cups on platter. Spoon mince mixture into lettuce cups and serve.