The PigBoy knows his way around the kitchen and would like to share some tasty ideas for those who also like to cook and eat. Posts in this section will include some inexpensive meals that taste really good, IMHO.
Some of the tastiest meals one can make are soups and stir fries when the main ingredients are leftovers from previous meals. Waste not want not. Soup, stew, chili and pasta sauce always taste better the next day.
Below are listed some some things that the PigBoy says he can’t live without in his kitchen and he uses them on a regular basis.
- Fresh Garlic is a must. Preferably large farm fresh garlic that oozes juice when you cut it
- Garlic Salt
- Sea Salt
- Table Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper from a pepper mill
- Curry Powder
- Hot Peppers – I stock the little red peppers that are available in most Asian (Chinese) grocery stores. They look like mini red cayenne peppers and carry a good wallop
- A big honkin’ cast iron frying pan – 12×2″
- A deep fryer – I have a 2 litre
- Sharp knives
- Olive Oil
- Vegetable Oil
There are also a few food staples that I keep around that come in very handy such as, pasta, rice, onions, canned tomatoes and green vegetables. Chinese broccoli, (aka Kai-lan or Gai-lan), is a great item to have in the crisper because it can be used in so many different ways.
Chinese broccoli, (aka Kai-lan or Gai-lan), has become a favourite of mine. Both the leaves and the stems are good to eat, either together or separately, and it can be boiled in a sauce, steamed and eaten as a side dish or the stems and/or leaves can be fried in a stir fry. Very versatile. Most Chinese grocery stores have it and it’s a good way to get more green stuff into your diet.