Youkoso to Jenny's first recipe post!
I've finally gotten around to carry out this project with Gus (my companion in life) and I'm super excited to be sharing my love for food to everyone. Don't forget to check out our Recipes and Restaurant review sections! There will be more development on our food ventures in the near future so please stay tune and spread the word! So, without further ado, please allow the content of this blog to sweep you away into a blissful food paradise!
The recipe that I will be sharing today is inspired by one of Netflix original series called the "Samurai Gourmet" (I won't be reviewing the show, but I do recommend any foodie to watch it.) There was an episode that featured a miso pork stir-fry with green bell-peppers. Watching the bell-peppers sizzle in the miso as the chef executed the stir-fry and finally serving it with a bowl of hot steamy rice made me salivate for the dish.
Gus attempted to recreate the dish first and he threw in bamboo shoots that we had lying around in our fridge, oh my, it was such a great idea! The original recipe seen from the show had the Japanese chef using only green bell-peppers. Gus had used the green bell-peppers too, and although it tasted good, I thought there was still something strange with current the combinations of ingredients. While grocery shopping today, I passed by the bell-peppers section and suddenly an idea struck me. Well of course, red bell-peppers! The sweeter after-taste of the red bell-peppers will eliminate that strange bitterness I had an inkling taste-feeling from the green bell-peppers.
A further research on the difference between Red Vs. Green bell-peppers reconfirms my suspicion. Green bell-peppers are the bitter version of all the colors because they're harvested at an early stage. While red bell-peppers on the other hand are originally green bell-peppers which were left to grow a little longer to develop that sweet and juicy taste we are so fond of.
The following recipe is flexible in terms of your choice of protein. I personally prefer pork with this dish, but you may also use chicken or beef like any other stir-fries.
Miso Bamboo Shoots with Bell Peppers Stir Fry
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