The addition of peanut butter gives this dish a bit of Thai flavor.
One could also add hot peppers if one was so inclined. I believe those should be added near the end of the cooking time to retain the best flavor.
Contrary to the Slow Cooker Police, I always lift the lid (gasp) half-way through the cooking time to give it all a quick stir. I’m told it isn’t necessary, but I’m here so I do it.
This is about as opposite to a stir-fry as one can get….
We were happy. The meat was tender and the veggies were not over-cooked.
Pork Lo Mein, Slow Cooker
Total time: 6 hours
- 12oz (360gr) pork chops, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbs minced ginger
- 3 tbs peanut butter
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) chicken broth
- 3 tbs tapioca
- 4oz (120gr) linguine
- Put all the ingredients, except linguine in the slow cooker.
- Stir well, cover and cook, low heat, for 6 hours..
- Cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions, app 12 minutes.
- Serve Pork Lo Mein over pasta.
I believe I mentioned that we were off playing.
We met some family in my second most favorite city: Barcelona
It was busier than I expected for February, but not nearly as crazy as the warmer months. The shopping center in the port was packed, but more with locals out for a Sunday outing than with tourists.
Las Ramblas was quieter and, sadly, there were very few buskers…. my favorite part.
But street artists had been around as one could tell by this artfully painted plane tree. Someone had added a bit of color and lines to the gnarly trunk and Voila! They even have a dog.
As usual, one of our priorities was one of our favorite restaurants:
El Asador de Aranda.
Usually we have suckling lamb but we decided to be different…. We had suckling pig.
This is not a restaurant for non-meat eaters.
They even invited us into the kitchen when we were done. (It was a slow night…)
Note the big clay oven in the back….
We had decent weather in Spain, a few clouds, a few rain drops but mostly sunny.
As we crossed the border from France to Spain I could see the snow-capped mountains leading to Andorra.
I was tempted….