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These are the vegetable left at home. So I cut them in uniform size, small cubes. I need make a quick meal, its all unplanned and I have no time to waste for making the stew in an hour. Then I remembers I have the most useful pot on earth! The pressure cooker!! Jeng Jeng Jeng..bring out the Tefal Clipso Modulo to save my day.
For the meat, usually people use beef or lamb, I dont have any of it. The only meat I have in the freezer is pork. I always buy pork with skin on just in case I want to roast it, or make mince pork or make lard.
To make the stew, firstly sear all sides of the pork, add in several garlic cloves, dump in all the vegetable prepared earlier, add in a pinch of salt, pepper, herbs like basil and rosemary. Give it all a good fry allowing the herbs to infuse inside the pot.
Then add in half a bottle of red wine into the pot. Add another 500ml of chicken stock, close the lid of the pressure cooker and bring to boil. When the contents in the pressure cooker is boiling on high heat, reduce to low fire and continue boiling for 40mins.
After that, turn off the heat, and alllow the gas pressure to disperse slowly. It will take about 10-15 minutes. By now the meat is tender and cooked real well, the juice from the stew is really fragrant and sweet. The aromas is superb. Remove the meat from the pot and pull the meat to smaller pieces, or you can cut it into smaller chunks.
The juice from the stew is still watery now, so just use a tablespoon of flour, add with a bit of water to dissolve it nicely and pour it into the soup. Boil and keep stirring, add more salt if you like and then dump in all the chunky meat back to the stew.
A quick stir, and its ready to serve!Tweet
Recently we have been drinking wine at home more often than we used to be 5 years ago. There’s no special occasion to celebrate but we will just open a bottle or two to enjoy at home. Then one day out of nowhere hubby got a text message from his brother, recommending him a bottle of wine and the address of the wine house. So Hubby has been keeping it until last month when we almost finish our wine supplies at home we made a trip to check out the wine that BIL recommend. Since then we made 2 trips to the same wine house and I think we’re going again sometime soon. You’ll see why later.
Here’s the bottles of wine we got last weekend.
This is the bottle of wine we bought at first, Baron de Prats. It is surprisingly inexpensive and I love the aromas of the red wine! The taste of the wine is easy to drink for me too, I hate wines that gives bitter aftertaste. So we went back and bought a box of 6 to keep. I can also use this wine to cook (and cheat drink) heh heh heh heh
Another bottle of wine that I would REALLY like to recommend ( I stuggle a bit here as I’m selfish to share about the goodness of this wine). The name of the wine, Obsession really suits the wine. I can say its very hard to get a good white wine, and this one I can’t imagine not being able to buy it anymore. So I am heading back to the wine house to get more of it. Once you open the bottle, you can smell the beautiful aromatic and fruitiness of the white wine and the taste is so beautiful I enjoyed every drop of it . I wish I could open another bottle only for myself to drink.
We bought this bottle of wine too because its on sale. Can’t describe because we haven’t tried it yet.
Also bought this
We spend about RM500+ just for the wines last weekend but really can’t help it. The wine house is having a SALE and we kiasu scare it’ll be out of stock.Tweet