Friday, February 6, 2009

What would you guess?

Almost every Monday evening, my good friend Shannon and I co-op our dinners. We usually stick to pretty easy, pretty pleasing meals, meaning we do lots of pastas, soups and other kid-friendly fare. So which of the following meals do you think have been the most enthusiastically eaten over the last few months:

Macaroni and Cheese Pasta
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Hanoi Pork with Cabbage Salad Summer Rolls?

We ate Hanoi Pork this Monday and the kids *loved* it. I was thrilled because Hanoi Pork is one of my all time favorite recipes. It is also super easy and quick too.

Hanoi Pork
1 1/2 pound pork loin, sliced about 1/4 inch thin or less (slice the pork while it is still partially frozen...this will make making the thin, thin slices much easier. If you have a fresh pork loin, pop it into the freezer for about an hour before slicing)

4 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce or oyster sauce (but we use fish)

Slice the pork.
Mix the marinade and brush it over the pork. Let it sit for several hours, turning the pork once if possible.

On a hot grill pan or grill, grill for about 3-4 minutes per side.
Serve with Napa Asian Slaw and Rice Vermicelli Noodles.
Serves 4-6

We wrapped the Napa Asian Slaw inside of Summer Rolls, and it was fabulous. Enjoy!



whitneyingram said...

I just bookmarked this in my recipe bookmark file. Thanks!

Deep in the Heart said...

Reminds me of Queen Bee. We'll definitely try it.

Dana Tate said...

this looks so yummy and healthy. I am not a big pork eater but I do want to try this! Thanks.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love your co-op idea. That's awesome!!!!! And this pork looks delicious!!! I love the marinade!

The Mrs. said...

Saving this recipe to try for sure. Sounds so good!