Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stir-Fried Pumpkin and Pork with Tenkasu

Do you know Tenkasu?
Tenkasu is crunchy bits of deep fried flour-dough (deep-fried tempura batter) used in Japanese cuisine: takoyaki, okonomiyaki, soba, udon, etc... Tenkasu is also called agedama.

I used Tenkasu for this stir-fried recipe. It gives rich and crunchy taste. Yummy idea!!!

Stir-Fried Pumpkin and Pork with Tenkasu

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10min
Number of servings: 2

200g (0.44lb.) Japanese pumpkin
100g (3.5oz.) thinly sliced pork
50g (1.8oz.) carrot
25g (0.9oz.) green pepper
* 1 tsp. sake
* a pinch of salt
* 2 tsp. sake
* 2 tsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* salt
1 tsp. starch
20g (0.7oz.) tenkasu
cooking oil

1. Microwave pumpkin for about 3 minutes until soft enough to cut. Cut the pumpkin, green pepper and carrot into short and thin strips. Also, cut the pork into strips, season pork with salt and pepper, and coat with starch.
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, and fry pork. When the pork starts to change color, add carrot, pumpkin, green pepper strips in order written, and stir-fry until heated through. Add B in the pan and stir-fry until the seasonings blend.
3. Add tenkasu and toss lightly and serve before tenkasu gets too soft.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

I was going to post this yesterday, but I fell asleep X(

This morning, it was cloudy (not too hot), so I ran outside instead of going to gym. Now I need to prepare for tomorrow's cooking and go shopping to Shibuya! Yay!!! I received a discount coupon for cosmetics (KOSE) ;) If I go Shibuya, I also go to 109, you know! I'm a shopaholic. He-he-he!!!

Monday is a holiday (Marine day), so I can attend the Monday hula class ;) I will see you on Tuesday!!!

Have a great weekend!

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