August 29, 2012

Kitchen Adventure: Sitaw Con Carne

"Sitaw Con Carne"

Tired of the usual dish for string beans? Why not try to make “Sitaw Con Carne”?

Just prepare:
String beans – 1 bundle (about 15-20 pieces) cut into about an inch long
Pork meat – ¼ kilo, cut into strip (menudo style)
Oyster sauce – 30 grams
Onion – 1 medium size cut coarsely
Tomatoes – 2 medium size, seeds removed and cut into strips
Cornstarch – 2 tbsps
Soy sauce – 2 tbsps
Cooking oil – 2 tbsps

Marinate pork in soy sauce-cornstarch mixture for at least 30 minutes.

While waiting the marinated pork, blanche string beans in boiling water with a little bit of baking soda for about a minute. Drain and immediately placed in ice cold water. This method will maintain the tenderness and enhance the color of the string beans.

Stir-fry the pork in hot oil until tender. Reserve the marinade for the sauce. Add the string beans, 1 cup of water, oyster sauce and the marinade. Simmer until the sauce becomes translucent. Add tomatoes and onions and simmer for another minute. Done