Caramelized Pork w/ Sauted Spinach and Onion

 Before going to another lesson ( to teach ) , cooked this quickly and filled my stomach.

Ingredients: one serving
Pork Loin  one cut  ( cut into 3, 4 pieces )
Spinach    one bowl ( chopped )
Onion       1/2 head (salad slice )
olive oil
soy sauce
lemon juice

1) Cover the pork w/ flour.
2) Heat the pan and pour a table spoon olive oil.
3) Cook the pork and brown the surface.  Cook till inside is well cooked.
4) Take the pork out for now.
5) Put some butter into the pan.  Saute onion, then add spinach into the same pan.   Salt & Pepper to taste.
6) Clean the pan and pour a table spoonful sugar.  Stir lightly.Heat the pan.  Wait till bubbles appear.
7) Add a tea spoonful soy sauce.  Squeeze lemon or use bottled lemon.
8) Stir quickly and add the pork.   Coat the pork w/ the caramel sauce.

When you take out the pork, the caramel gets chilled and crunchy.


Where is Japan going?

This evening learned a lot from a constitutional lawyer.   The meeting was about 2 hours.... after that, grabbed this light light dinner at Excelsior Cafe near Tameike Sannoh.

This sandwich is Hot Sandwich, Roasted Chicken and Ratatouille w/Chapata.

Where is Japan going?    The lawyer's perspectives sounds right and if so, what can I do?    The subject was heavy.  Maybe that's why my dinner was this small.


Fried Oysters & Roasted Scallion

A meeting was cancelled. So, decided to have early dinner. ( Originally I was going to post yesterday's Bolognese, but since this was sooooo good, let me post this for today. )

Several Oysters
Starch  one table spoon
Sliced Lemon ( to be used after cooking as shown in the photo. )
Garlic   a clove
Salt  1/2 tea spoon for cooking / 1/2 tea spoon for washing oysters
Pepper   to taste
Olive Oil one table spoon
Butter a cube

1) First, make some salt water in a bowl.
Wash the oysters in there.
2)  Dress oysters w/ salt, pepper and starch.
3)  Heat the pan and pour olive oil into that.
4)  Add sliced garlic in the oil.
5)  Add oysters.   Cook at least 10 min. or so till the surface turns brown and crunchy .

Long Scallion  one stalk
Salt  1/2 tea spoon
Pepper to taste
Sake ( Japanese Sake or white wine )
1 tea spoon

1) Prepare the aluminum foil like the photo.
2) Cut the scallion and put them into the foil.
3) Sprinkle salt and pepper over them.
4) Add Sake or wine.
5) Close the foil and roast the foil package in toaster oven .  Cook for 15 min.

Although both recipes are quite simple, they taste great!
For oysters, you can use lemon juice and soy sauce or tartar sauce or whatever you like.   If you like simple taste, just salt and pepper also tastes delicious.

For scallion, I didn't add anything.  Those chopped scallions were sweet and I enjoyed the taste without any additional sauce.

I haven't caught any flu or cold this winter.   I guess that's because I've eaten at home a lot and had lots of veggies.   Hope you stay warm ( if you live on northern hemisphere : -))


Exhausted ..... on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had some exam this afternoon. Confidential :-)  
My brain is exhausted right now.

Am cooking Bolognese Sauce to make Spaghetti Bolognese.
Looks good..... so far.

I just wonder how this famous pasta tastes in Bologna.

If it is good, will upload the photo.... tomorrow.

It was unusually warm today in Tokyo.