Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trying something new tonight...

I have discovered that my bottle of General Tso's sauce is going to have to go to one of my friends.  I can't use it.  It has wheat ingredients.  Damn it.

I wanted to do something sweet and spicy with some pork chops I had pulled out of the freezer to thaw.  I'd planned on using the General Tso's sauce, but...yeah.  That has been ruled out. 

I've mixed up about a half cup (or perhaps 2/3 c) of honey with about 2Tbsp of sriracha sauce.  I think that will work fairly well, when I use garlic powder and salt on the pork. 

Speaking of the pork, I'm using thick cut pork loin chops--about an inch thick--and I've sliced it thin across the grain.  I'll fry that fair quick, then add a few veggies and the sauce, then leave the skillet simmering for a bit while the rice cooks.  I think it'll be pretty good...at least, I hope it will. 

No, the kids aren't going to be eating it.  The pixie is really not fond of anything even mildly spicy.  The imp is deeply suspicious of new foods, and I don't think he'd like this at all anyway, since he doesn't have a sweet tooth.  This is grown up food.  And, as soon as the kids' episode of Scooby Doo is over, they're gonna eat while I cook for my husband and myself. 

I'm just hoping that the experimentation turns out as good as it sounds.


  1. Let us know if it was a success or not or what you would do different. It sounds great!! I'm a huge fan of Sriracha sauce with sweet Asian chicken.

    1. Little less honey, or a little more Sriracha. And more garlic. Maybe some ginger.

      BTW...this is also REALLY good with chicken. Tonight was a first try with pork, which has a bit more flavor on its own.

  2. Really understand your frustration with the gluten.

    Due to my Lyme disease and two other tick related infections, I went allergic to gluten last December. Then a couple of months ago, I very breathtakeningly and suddenly went lactose intolerant. Its really rocked my diet world the last 7 months.

    I wouldn't wish either one much less both of them on anyone.

    1. If I go lactose intolerant, there goes half of my diet...