In the never ending search for dishes and photos that are most likely to be shared, tweeted or pinned, it is easy to forget that simple meals, despite not being photogenic, are sometimes the most enjoyable.
And, in the never ending attempt to learn more and acquire cooking skills far beyond what the average cook can manage, I often get misdirected only to be rudely jolted back to the simple reality that, for a home cook, the best meals are the ones that I can still enjoy without feeling too exhausted from all the complicated preparations that preceded it.
This rice topping meal was cooked with the most basic ingredients and a single seasoning. It was the best meal I had in a long time.
Soy-ginger pork belly and spinach
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 150 grams boiled pork belly cooled and sliced thinly and tossed with 1 tbsp. of soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger (with the juice)
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- generous handful baby spinach rinsed
- soy sauce to taste
- Heat the cooking oil. Add the pork slices and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
- Add the ginger and onion slices. Cook for about half a minute.
- Add the baby spinach. Season with soy sauce. Stir fry just until the spinach is wilted.