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>Spareribs with Pineapple in Oyster Sauce

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It has been a long time. My harddrive is already full of food pictures that are waiting to be published here. My baby is already 5 months old yesterday and since September, we have moved to a new apartment and I have started a new job. Our new place is nice. It is a place where everybody still says “Ohayou” (Good morning) to each other and also offer you produce from their gardens when harvest time comes. Although we are far from the conveniences that city living offers, we are loving every minute that we are here. My husband is particularly loving the fact that there is a supermarket nearby which sells big chunks of meat at a relatively cheaper price than the usual supermarkets. And thus as a comeback, let me share Rad’s favorite meat: the spare ribs.
Tonight, I decided to experiment a little bit. It is weekend, and we decided to spend the whole day inside the apartment just taking it easy so the ingredients are the things that I can find in my refrigerator only.
Ingredients:
spare ribs (4 cuts)
butter
1 potato
1 green bell pepper
2 rings pineapple
mushroom
half an onion
pepper
about 2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
water
lettuce (as garnish)
Procedure:
1. Sprinkle shio-kosho (a mixture of salt and fine pepper) on the ribs and fry in butter until brown.
2. Put in onion and potato and fry some more (use moderate heat).
3. Mix in oyster sauce and soy sauce until they are incorporated in the meat and potatoes. Sprinkle ground black pepper. Pour about 3/4 cup water and cover.
4. Mix in pineapple and mushroom.
5. Put in bell pepper when everything is cooked. The remaining heat is enough to cook the bell pepper and still have some crunch in it.
Usually, the meat that we buy are already so tender that we don’t even need a pressure cooker or cook for a long time. I think the amount of water would depend on how tender or hard the meat is.

>Bacon Asparagus with Pineapple

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Still having last night`s dinner`s aftertaste, today`s breakfast is a combination of the Pizza and Pasta. Rad emphatically said “No” to eggs so we no longer see any eggs for meals. ( As long as he doesn`t see the eggs, like in cakes and bread, he is ok.) I was planned to do some bacon asparagus wrap but I was still sleepy and I still didn`t have the energy to do some wrapping and grilling. Thus, a simple and fast recipe on the skillet.


Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • 2-3 strips bacon
  • about 4 sticks of asparagus
  • pineapple chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • pepper/salt

Directions:
Heat oil and put in minced garlic. As soon as you smell the garlic cooking, put the bacon and stir. Next, the asparagus and bell pepper and pineapple chunks. Sprinkle some pepper or salt to taste.

I didn`t have any plan of posting this here but he liked today`s breakfast so much so that he grabbed the camera as soon as I served it.

>Potatoes with Spam and Pineapples

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It is not a gratin, although I was thinking of making one before everything evolved into this. Thus the uncreative title… oh well at least it`s not Potatoes with spam and pineapple and pepper with white sauce – which, just about summarizes the whole recipe.


Ingredients:
  • 2 medium-sized Potatoes, peeled, sliced, boiled
  • spam, sliced to bits
  • pineapple chunks
  • red bell pepper
  • white sauce
  • pepper
  • butter

Directions:
Put the boiled potato slices in the baking pan, brush a little butter over it and sprinkle enough pepper. Sprinkle spam tidbits then arranged the red peppers and pineapples. Pour white sauce over the layers. Broil for 8-10 mins.


I was so lazy to make my own white sauce so I just opened a packet of Rumic white sauce powder and dissolved it in milk and boiled to desired consistency.


Rad said he didn`t want gratin but just plain spam with rice but he managed take big bites of it anyway. Mangantayon!

>Chicken and Pineapple Kebab

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I got the inspiration from Jenn of Bread plus Butter this Monday with her Grilled Shrimp Skewers plus I love anything with pineapples! Trouble is, I have used up all the shrimps for the scampi and the only meat in my fridge is, chicken… But my taste buds are craving for something with pineapple and thus, the chicken pineapple kebab.

I tried Jenny`s recipe for the marinade and that turned out quite well. They were tasty as can be although I am sure it is not the same if you grill over charcoal and not the grill function in the microwave or the stove which is too even for my taste. And it looked too dry too. I want my food especially the meat to look juicy. I thought melting cheese over it but didn`t have cheese that time. Any suggestions?