Sunday, January 20, 2008

favorite food!

one of my favorite dishes ever is called pon sit. my mother got the recipe from one of dad's coworker's wife that also was in our ward in california. it's a filipino recipe and chock full of vegetables. i just made it and am enjoying a delicious bowl of it for lunch. here's the basics - there's really no "messing it up" as i've discovered over the years of my own "tweaking."

2 cups of cooked cubed/chopped chicken or pork(or turkey for me today since that's what was in the freezer)
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
2-3 carrots - i "cut" them with the peeler - so i have thinner slices
3 celery stalks - cut diagonally or however you want
4 cups shredded cabbage (i used half a head)
soy sauce - maybe 1/2 cup or more?

cook the onion and garlic in a skillet - with olive oil if you want - but i usually don't.
when brownish add the meat and brown it.
add your chopped vegetables and soy sauce.
cook for a couple minutes - i vary between 2 and 5.
oh, and for a crunch topping throw on some broken ramen bits. i rarely do this since i don't keep ramen in the house and it gets soggy if you store it all together like i do.

it's not freezer friendly but since it's mostly vegetables i find i can eat a whole bunch of it in one sitting without too much guilt. it usually lasts me a week of lunches.


Jane said...

mmm...i'm going to try this recipe. i'm a sucker for anything with cabbage and soy sauce in it!

plainoldsarah said...

yes - cabbage is the best! i'll have to make something else with my other half head. let me know what you think of it, by the way.