Friday, November 19, 2010

Guest Post: Pork Pad Kra Pao with Fried Egg



It is with great pleasure to introduce you to Kimberly from Kimbas Kitchen, she is such a sweetie an amazing cook and shares my love of cooking recipes from around the globe. You will enjoy her blog, great photos and lovely personality. Her guest post rocks, easy to make and super tasty. I am on the hunt for minced pork now to make this next week!




Hi everyone! My name’s Kimberly Peterson (you can call me Kim) from www.kimbaskitchen.com. I am a Malaysian but have been living in Melbourne, Australia for 5 years now and married to an Australian (we are coming up to our 3rd wedding anniversary in December).

I have only been food blogger since April this year, so I guess I am fairly new. So when Rebecca casually mentioned in one of her comments on my blog “let me know if you ever want to guest post on chow and chatter” I have to admit, I jumped at the opportunity! LOL it took me less than 24 hours to say YES to Rebecca and here I am now writing this entry on the same day, hehe. I am honored! I see Rebecca as a “Celebrity Food Blogger” and being featured on her blog would hopefully boost my humble blog ☺

When thinking about what I was going to post on Chow and Chatter, I thought I’d stay true to my style of cooking and feature something relatively simple for a weeknight dish (my favorite category) with some Asian influence. I ended up choosing a Thai dish because 1) I love the flavors of this dish 2) IT IS DELICIOUS! 3) I like fried eggs, hehe. Enjoy!






PORK PAD KRA PAO WITH FRIED EGG

This recipe is slightly modified from the October 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Ingredients:

  • 90ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 400g coarsely minced pork
  • 100g green beans, cut into 1 inch lengths
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek (chilli paste)
  • 70ml fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tsp caster sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp basil flakes
  • 4 eggs
  • To serve: Steamed jasmine rice and thinly sliced long red chilli


METHOD:

  1. Heat 60ml oil in a wok or deep-sided frying pan over high heat.  Add garlic and pork, stir-fry until beginning to brown (2-3 minutes).  
  2. Add beans, red onion and chilli paste, stir-fry until fragrant (1-2 minutes), add fish sauce and soy sauces and cook until pork is cooked through and liquid is reduced by half (3-4 minutes). 
  3. Season to taste with sugar, fish sauce, soy sauces and freshly ground pepper, remove from heat, stir through basil.
  4. Meanwhile, heat half the remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, crack two eggs into pan and cook until egg white starts to brown around edges (1 minute), cover, cook until yolk is cooked to your liking (1-2 minutes for soft yolks), transfer to a plate.
  5.  Repeat with remaining oil and eggs.

Serve pork mixture and steamed rice in bowls, topped with a fried egg and thinly sliced chilli, with extra fish sauce to taste.


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28 comments:

  1. Un plato muy completo, esto tiene que estar delicioso.

    Saludos

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  2. Mmm I love Thai flavours too -- the fish sauce and the sambal oelek really adds great taste. And that fried egg is done beautifully!

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  3. Looks like a beautiful dish, but no pork for me. I would however really enjoy that fried egg. Thanks for the guest post.

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  4. Gosh what a great looking dish! I would love to have a plate of that for my lunch today...love reading about these dishes and the history!

    What a great guest post!

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  5. mmmm fried egg- I'm going to go get some breakfast now.

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  6. I actually just found her blog yesterday...lol...so I'm already a fan!

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  7. I love these flavorings! So easy and packed with such grand ingredients - saving this!

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  8. Beautiful rainbow of colours.
    Well done, you always the right guest ♥

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  9. wonderful guest post! I adore Thai flavors and this is such a unique recipe! I will try this!

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  10. A terrific looking dish, just perfect with the fried egg on top!

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  11. This sounds wonderful, Kimberly! Congratulations on a great guest post!

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  12. Kim never disappoints! Another awesome recipe!

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  13. Thanks again Rebecca for the opportunity to guest post! Such a great honor :)

    And thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments! xo Kim

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  14. What a delicious looking plate! I must try your recipe.

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  15. thanks Kimberly for sharing an amazing recipe I for one I am making this very soon

    Love Rebecca

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  16. Love the combination of ingredients; it has to be good and a meal we would love to sit down to.

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  17. What a lovely dish, this is one of my favourite, I am salivating here:D

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  18. Absolutely scrumptious! Great post.

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  19. This is one of my favorite dish too! I don't mind to have this everything :D

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  20. The pork sounds delicious, and the fried egg looks perfect! Wonderful meal!

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  21. This looks sooooooooo amazing - especially with that fried egg.

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  22. This looks amazing! Thanks Kim. Always love your recipes. :-)

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  23. Nicely done Kim!!! My husband will love this, he's a spice nut and likes any thing with chili. Congrats on the top 9 on this one! Another great photo!

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  24. Yummo, this looks so good! The egg on top just tops it off perfectly.

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  25. love guest posts as I find new blogs to read
    :-)

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