Thursday, August 13, 2015

Suriname - Bami

Suriname is a South American country which was colonised by the Dutch until the 1970s whose language is still spoken there today by the majority of the population. I'm ashamed to say I thought Suriname was an African country, this blog challenge is certainly helping my geography knowledge. :D

Ingredients:

1-2 tbsp oil
2 pork chop
250g raw shrimp
1 onion
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon red chili
2  bay leaves
80 g dried vermicelli noodles
2 tablespoons soy sauce
100 g green cabbage
100 g bean sprouts


Chop the pork up into small pieces.


 Saute the pork in the oil. After a couple of minutes add the shrimp too and continue to cook.


 Add the sliced onion, chilli, chopped garlic and bay leaves.


 The vermicelli needs soaking for a minute or two in boiling water to cook it. Then drain it and add it to the pan with the bean sprouts, sliced cabbage and soy sauce.


Stir fry everything until the cabbage is slightly softened.


This dish is easy to make and can be done all in one pan, which we enjoy. The crunchy texture of the bean sprouts and cabbage were lovely in among the very soft vermicelli noodles. The tiny pieces of pork were a nice addition to the meal but we couldn't tell the shrimp apart from the pork as we were eating it. The whole dish had quite a plain taste and sadly we'd used our last two tablespoons of soy sauce for the recipe so we couldn't add a bit more to taste afterwards. A nice stir fry, easily made for a quick meal.

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