*sad trombone*

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 19:36
sofiaviolet: bell peppers: the only vegetable I will eat! (cooking)
[personal profile] sofiaviolet
So, I frequently make stir-fry. Specifically, I make my favorite: Pepper Steak with Onion. While Mom was in town, she showed me how to make my own sauce (I was dependent on bottled stir-fry sauces and packets of sauce mix, and nothing was ever quite like what I get from Food Wall).

Her process includes marinating the meat in soy sauce and rice vinegar. So last night I dutifully cut up my beef, mixed equal parts soy sauce and rice vinegar in a bowl, covered it, and stuck it in the fridge. And then between housework and a sudden desire to go to the grocery store, I didn't actually cook it last night.

So tonight I drained my marinade, made my stir-fry, cooked some rice, sat down to eat...

IDK if it was the proportions, the sheer volume of marinade (I actualfax covered the meat in liquid), or the fact that I left it marinating for ~24 hours, but congratulations, self! I have just invented SOUR Pepper Steak with Onion. Which would have been great if I liked sour.

(The bell peppers turned out fine though. And the rice. I have never disastrously fucked up a pot of rice.)

Date: 2013-07-18 05:49 (UTC)
redsnake05: vegetables with a sign saying "organic" (Creative: Food organic)
From: [personal profile] redsnake05
Sad sour is sad. It can be horrible when a taste overwhelms a dish, particularly if it's not your favourite. Personally, I always add brown sugar or honey when I marinade anything, just to guard against this. Also, the sugar caramelises and that is good.

Date: 2013-07-18 23:43 (UTC)
elaineofshalott: Eric Carle's drawing of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, from the children's book of same name. (very hungry caterpillar)
From: [personal profile] elaineofshalott
Add honey and have sweet & sour pepper steak with onion?

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