Spicy Soy Glazed Green Beans and Pork / Mahune i svinjetina u pikantnom umaku

This dish was a very low fuss, spur of the moment type of thing and it turned out amazing. The best thing about it was minimal chopping – I only needed to slice the meat and mince the garlic. So if you have a bag of frozen green beans lying around and some meat, go and make this!

Just a small note, though. I used Gochujang – Korean chili paste because that’s what I had around. You’re welcome to sub that with Sriracha or any other spicy sauce of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.13EUR per serving / 4.52 EUR for all)

For the meat:

500 grams pork leg or shoulder (2.00 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp fish sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the sauce:

¼ cup white wine (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp corn starch (0.02 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

450 gram bag of frozen green beans, thawed (1.00 EUR)

6 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.08 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut the pork into thin strips and toss together with soy sauce, fish sauce, Gochujang (or other spicy sauce of your choice) and salt, then leave to sit for about ten minutes. While the meat is resting, in a small bowl mix the sauce by stirring together all of the ingredients, until sugar and corn starch are completely dissolved. Mince garlic and toss with thawed green beans in another separate bowl.

Place wok on high heat for a few minutes to thoroughly heat through. Add 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and half of the pork. Cook for a few minutes until the meat is done and starts slightly crisping up. Remove the meat, if needed add a bit more oil and repeat with the remaining pork.

Once done, remove all the pork from the wok and set aside. Add the remaining sunflower oil to the same wok and throw in the green bean and garlic mixture. Cook for a few minutes, until everything is sizzle-y (Is that even a word?) and fragrant, but there is still some chew left to the green beans. Pour in the mixed sauce and cook briefly, until the sauce thickens and the alcohol evaporates from the wine. Return the pork to the wok, drizzle with sesame oil, give a good final stir and serve over cooked rice.

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Ovo jelo je nastalo bez puno prtljanja u trenutku nadahnuća, a ispalo je fantastično. Najbolja stvar u svemu je minimalno sjeckanje – samo sam trebala narezati meso i nasjeckati češnjak. Tako da, ako vam se po doma povlači paket smrznutih mahuna i nešto mesa, odmah se bacite na kuhanje!

Samo mala napomena. Ja sam upotrijebila Gochujang – korejsku čili pastu jer sam to imala pri ruci. Vi slobodno umjesto toga stavite ili Srirachu, ili koji drugi ljuti umak po vlastitom izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,45 kn po porciji / 33,79kn za sve)

Za meso:

500 g svinjskog buta ili plećke (15,00 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ribljeg umaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za umak:

¼ šalice bijelog vina (3,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica šećera (0,03 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kukuruznog škroba (0,15 kn)

Za wok:

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

Vrećica od 450 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna, odmrznuta (7,50 kn)

6 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,60 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Narežite svinjetinu na tanke trakice i pomiješajte sa soja sosom, ribljim umakom, Gochujangom (ili kojim drugim ljutim umakom po izboru) i soli, pa ostavite da miruje desetak minuta. Dok meso odmara, u maloj zdjelici smućkajte umak tako da miješatesve sastojke dok se šećer i kukuruzni škrob skroz ne otope. Sitno nasjeckajte češnjak i u još jednoj posudi pomiješajte sa odmrznutim mahunama.

Stavite wok na par minuta jaku vatru da se dobro zagrije. Dodajte 2 žlice suncokretovog ulja i pola mesa. Kuhajte par minuta dok meso ne bude skroz gotovo i lagano se ne zahrska. Maknite meso iz woka, po potrebi dodajte još malo ulja te ponovite sa ostatkom svinjetine.

Kada je svo meso gotovo maknite ga iz woka i stavite na stranu. Dodajtepreostalo suncokretovo ulje u wok i ubacite miks mahuna i češnjaka. Kuhajte koju minutu, dok sve ne počne dobro krčkati i mirišati, ali mahune još uvijek imaju nešto hrskave teksture. Dolijte unutra mješavinu umaka te kratko kuhajte dok se umak ne zgusne, a alkohol ne ispari iz vina. Ubacite natrag svinejtinu, pokapajte sezamovim uljem, dobro sve još jednom promiješajte i poslužite preko kuhane riže.

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Spicy Soy Glazed Green Beans and Pork / Mahune i svinjetina u pikantnom umaku

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