Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thai Style Pork Stew

   So far this week we have cooked with chicken, beef, and chicken.  Well it is time to bring on the pork.  Todays recipe is for a pork stew with a little Thai flavor.  So bring out the Crockpot / slow cooker, which ever you want to call it, and lets get cooking.  Isn't it nice to not have to worry about heating up the house, or yourself after a long day at work. 

Thai Style Pork Stew


For the Stew:
2 lbs  boned pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
2 cups  red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch julienne pieces
¼ cup  teriyaki sauce
2 Tbsp  rice or white wine vinegar
1 tsp  crushed red pepper
2 cloves  garlic, minced
¼ cup  creamy peanut butter 

Remaining ingredients:
6 cups  hot cooked basmati rice
½ cup  green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp  dry roasted peanuts, chopped
8  lime wedges

   Trim fat from pork. Place pork, bell pepper, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, red pepper and garlic in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
   Remove pork from cooker and coarsely chop.  Add peanut butter to liquid in slow cooker and stir until smooth.  Return pork to slow cooker, and stir to combine.
  Combine stew and rice in a large serving bowl.  Top each serving with onions and peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.  Serving size is 1 cup stew 1 tbsp green onion ½ tsp peanuts, and 1 lime wedge.

Makes 8 servings.

                  Did you know Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world?