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Pineapple Spiced Pork


Pineapple Spiced Pork
A really flavoursome dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes. I usually serve with rice but noodles would also be good here.

PINEAPPLE SPICED PORK
By Beth Sachs, 28th May 2008

Ingredients:
  • Pork Steaks
  • 2 TBSP Muscavado Sugar (Light)
  • 1 TBSP Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 TSP Tomato Puree
  • 430g Can Sliced Pineapple Rings, Juice reserved
  • Red Chilli, chopped
  • 1 TSP Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Handful Coriander, chopped
Instructions:
  • Step 1: Fry Steaks in a little oil 5 minutes either side.
  • Step 2: Mix together sugar, soy, tomato puree, reserved pineapple juice.
  • Step 3: Add pineapple rings to pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Step 4: Add chili and five spice and fry for further minute.
  • Step 5: Add sauce and reduce until sticky and glossy.
  • Step 6: Sprinkle over coriander and serve.
Details:
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Beth Sachs
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A Very Good Day


Daughters in Bed, hubby is playing darts and I have a glass of wine in hand - perfect! I was going to write up a Soup recipe for you but 2 really good things have happened today that have changed my plan. The first is that my Job Evaluation results came back today, and despite a poor result initially, after a formal review my post has now been upgraded - which means 14 months of back pay (couldn't have come at a better time!) - although I am tempted to buy a new oven and digital camera (you'll see why in a minute) which would pretty much wipe the money straight away.


After this initial euphoria, I realised when I got home from work that I didn't have anything planned for Dinner. Fridge and cupboards were bare (got to go shopping tomorrow) and all I had was 2 chicken breasts, a sweet potato that had seen better days and some coconut milk - so, I decided to make a curry and it couldn't have turned out better (my second success of the day)! OH said it was one of the best curries he'd ever tasted - praise indeed from a man who really knows his curry!


Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Ingredients:
1 onion, sliced
heaped tsp of Chilli flakes
2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp balti curry paste




Method:
1. Fry onion and chilli flakes for a few minutes
2. Add half can coconut milk and bring to simmer
3. Add curry paste and mix in
4. Add other half of coconut milk
5. Add sweet potato and chicken
6. Simmer for approx 20 minutes until sweet potato tender and chicken cooked through
7. Serve with Rice and Naan Bread


It was a bit hot for my daughter so she demolished the naan bread instead!





Beth Sachs
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My Wedding Cake ~ 12 Days of Christmas




Hubby and I got married on the 29th December (2007) so we decided to theme the wedding around 'The 12 days of Christmas'. Can you spot the deliberate mistake on the cake?

Beth Sachs
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