new item, new recipe
I'm all caught up on reading my Southern Living Magazines. I clipped a number of new recipes from them and one of them was pork and bok choy stir-fry. I wanted to love this recipe, but it was missing something. Since I forgot to pickup a red onion, a substituted a yellow one. The balance of the items weren't out of the ordinary, but I think the order in which the recipe had some ingredients prepared, really didn't bring out their full flavor. The garlic and fresh ginger that were called for, were added at the same time as the vegetables. The next time I try this recipe I'm going to sauté the garlic and ginger together to bring out their full flavor. The recipe called for fresh orange juice, but I'm going to also add orange zest. To bring in some heat, I'll add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic and ginger mixture. I'll also make sure I have a red onion on hand. It's a 35 minute recipe, so I was hoping this dish packed some flavor. Busy families need an arsenal of quick one pan meals for the upcoming school year.
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A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.