Pork or Beef Bone Broth (Pressure Cooker)
Pork or Beef Bone Broth (Pressure Cooker)
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There is three aspects to this, the traditional trinity, holy trinity, and an Asian flavor, all will be described. Pork or beef bones you can use are cooked, as from ribs, pork chops, steaks, roasts, or fresh from Tesco, which sells pork and beef bones for specifically making bone broth. Using chicken bones is listed as a shortcut as the time is different, and is written as using whole chicken carcasses instead of leftover bones from cooking. Variants in the Recipe Notes section will describe information on using combinations of different bones. I will be using my large 9 liter (9 1/2 quart) stove top pressure cooker. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts broth 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts broth 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Pork or Beef Bone Broth (Pressure Cooker)
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There is three aspects to this, the traditional trinity, holy trinity, and an Asian flavor, all will be described. Pork or beef bones you can use are cooked, as from ribs, pork chops, steaks, roasts, or fresh from Tesco, which sells pork and beef bones for specifically making bone broth. Using chicken bones is listed as a shortcut as the time is different, and is written as using whole chicken carcasses instead of leftover bones from cooking. Variants in the Recipe Notes section will describe information on using combinations of different bones. I will be using my large 9 liter (9 1/2 quart) stove top pressure cooker. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts broth 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts broth 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
For Seasoning, pick just one group to use
Trinity
Holy Trinity (for the Cajuns)
Asian
  • 3-4 spring onions chopped, white and green parts
  • 1 thumb fresh ginger as long as your thumb, sliced, no need to peel
  • 2-3 cloves garlic optional, smashed and peeled
Servings: quarts broth
Instructions
  1. For the cooked bones, save each, pork or beef, in separate gallon size zip lock bags and place in the freezer until you have a gallon bag full. Another option is to use fresh pork or beef bones, they are available at Tesco in Thailand, I will determine what the weight of fresh bones is to a gallon bag.
  2. Once you have the gallon size bag of bones, place them in your pressure cooker, frozen bones are ok, no need to thaw them.
  3. Add the seasoning of your choice to the pressure cooker; Trinity, Holy Trinity, or Asian. Only use one type if this is your first go at this.
  4. Add water to the pot to just cover the bones, start with pouring in 2 quarts of water, if there is bones sticking out of the water, rearrange bones or if already packed in there well, just add more to just cover them. Keep in mind the 2/3 full pot rule with your size of pressure cooker.
  5. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock, place the weight, the jiggler, on the lid, place on high heat.
  6. When the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, start your timer for 60 minutes, and reduce heat to low or medium low heat to maintain the jiggler moving and pressure releasing.
  7. When 60 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move to an unused burner. Allow a natural release of pressure. Keep in mind, the more water you have in the pot, it takes longer to come up to pressure, and takes longer to release pressure.
  8. Once you have indications that there is zero pressure in the cooker, Open the lid.
  9. Allow the broth to cool slightly, then pour through a cheesecloth lined strainer. Discard the bones and seasonings used.
  10. Pour the broth into quart jars if you plan on using within 3-5 days and place in the fridge when cooled to room temp. If wanting to use later, pour into ice cube trays and freeze for up to 3 months.
Recipe Notes

Low to zero cost.

Note about the bones: If using cooked bones, such as ribs, chops, steaks, roasts, those bones are already cut. If using fresh bones from Tesco or a local butcher, ask them to cut the whole bones for you into 2-4 pieces. If a shop cannot cut the bones you have 3 choices. 1. If you happen to have a meat saw at your disposal, use that. 2. Use a hacksaw with a new and sterilized blade. 3. Wrap the bones in cheesecloth and apply a few liberal blows with a hammer.

Shortcut: Chicken Stock (Pressure Cooker).

Variants: You ever go to a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Thai noddles shop and find they have the best tasting broth with the noodles? Here's why, they use different combinations of bones to make the broth. Chicken, duck, and turkey bones have different flavors. 1. Try a combination of beef + one or two chicken bones. 2. Try a variation with pork + one or two chicken bones. 3. Try those combinations with duck and turkey bones.

Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
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Thais love hotdogs, they have as many brands of hotdogs as they do brands of canned fish and rice. Now 90% of the Thai hotdogs are pure rubbish, but there is a few very good brands out there. Hotdogs are nothing more than sausages, however with modern processing and the poor choices of fillers and casings, the consistency in taste is quite lacking. For those in Thailand and the rest of the world, use good quality beef or chicken hotdogs. This is a typical side/snack served with beer in the evening. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad
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Thais love hotdogs, they have as many brands of hotdogs as they do brands of canned fish and rice. Now 90% of the Thai hotdogs are pure rubbish, but there is a few very good brands out there. Hotdogs are nothing more than sausages, however with modern processing and the poor choices of fillers and casings, the consistency in taste is quite lacking. For those in Thailand and the rest of the world, use good quality beef or chicken hotdogs. This is a typical side/snack served with beer in the evening. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium size pot half full of water to boiling, then add the hotdog slices. Cook for 2 minutes to heat them through, drain, and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add to the mixing bowl the onion, spring onion, coriander, and chilies. Mix together.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve on a large plate (family style) and sprinkle the mint over the top.
  5. Serve as a side dish with evening drinks, or with rice for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Hotdog & Spring Onion Chili Salad is adapted from Appon's Thai Food.

Oyster Mushroom Pasta
Oyster Mushroom Pasta
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Sounds like a delicious use oyster mushrooms. Common ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Oyster Mushroom Pasta
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Sounds like a delicious use oyster mushrooms. Common ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prep the mushrooms by cutting off the root ends, give a quick rinse and squeeze out the excess water. Just use your fingers and pull the mushrooms into 2 to 3 pieces, and for any large pieces, go ahead and cut those in half.
  2. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water. Cook until just tender. Drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large non stick pan on medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook and stir often until the mushrooms are good and wilted and starting to brown.
  4. Mix in the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook to wilt the parsley, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the cream and bring to a boil, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  6. Pour the mushroom sauce into the pasta, and toss to mix together.
  7. Add the spring onion and cheese and mix together.
  8. Serve as a side dish with any meal. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Use any long or short pasta you desire. 2. Use any type of mushrooms you desire.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Oyster Thai Omelet
Oyster Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Oyster meat, these are small oysters, the meat is 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is delicious. My wife made this today, 7 June 2018 for breakfast for herself, her mother, and I.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Oyster Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Oyster meat, these are small oysters, the meat is 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is delicious. My wife made this today, 7 June 2018 for breakfast for herself, her mother, and I.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put a wok or non stick pan on high heat and add about 1/2 cup of cooking oil. For a non stick with the rounded sides, a 10 inch pan is perfect and you want about 1/4 inch of oil on the bottom of the pan.
  2. While the pan is heating, break eggs into a bowl. Add the fish sauce to the eggs, and beat with a fork until frothy. Add the oyster meat and spring onion, and mix that in.
  3. When the oil just starts to smoke, turn the heat to low and quickly pour in the beaten eggs, it will fluff before your eyes.
  4. Using a spatula, spread the oysters out a bit, they normally collect in the center, then lift the edges to get the liquid part of the eggs onto the pan, do this several times.
  5. Keep checking the bottom and when getting nice and browned and set well (remember, from pouring into the pan to flipping takes only 45 seconds to a minute) flip the omelet over, move the loose oysters onto the omelet, 20-30 seconds later, the bottom should be browning nicely. Here the eggs are set well on the top, and ready for flipping.
  6. Flipped, and some stray oysters being moved around a bit on to the omelet.
  7. Slide from the pan onto a plate and serve with rice on the side.
  8. Place the omelet in the center of the table, give a bowl of hot rice to each person, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add a few drops of lime juice or vinegar for a even more fluffier omelette.

Recipe provided by my wife, Rrayada Thayer.
Thailand.

Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl
Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl
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This is a simple but flavorful sounding Chinese dish. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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This is a simple but flavorful sounding Chinese dish. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Make the seasoning sauce in a small bowl, mix together the sugar, rice wine, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non stick pan on medium to medium high heat, when hot, add the pork and ginger. Cook, breaking up the meat with your spatula until nicely browned, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the seasoning sauce until well mixed in, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mix in the sesame oil, seeds, and spring onion (reserving a small amount for garnish), continue to simmer for about 30 seconds to a minute then remove from heat.
  5. To serve, place 1 cup of rice in each bowl, top each bowl with 1/4 of of the ginger pork. Sprinkle the top with some chopped spring onion, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl from Spice the Plate.

Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
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This is a Filipino dish and struck my interest as a main dish with the use of ground pork. This is delicious, I made this on 17 July 2018, mad exactly as written, very well liked by the family. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
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This is a Filipino dish and struck my interest as a main dish with the use of ground pork. This is delicious, I made this on 17 July 2018, mad exactly as written, very well liked by the family. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. If using fresh quail eggs, hard boil, peel, and place in a dish and set aside. If using canned eggs, just drain and rinse then place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a wok or large non stick pan, heat a splash of oil, when hot, add the garlic and onion. Saute until the onion is soft.
  3. Add the pork, chopping up and turn with your spatula and cook until no longer pink and browned a bit, it gets cooked more later.
  4. Add the mushrooms, sauces, star anise, stock, and sugar, mix and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and the eggs, simmer until the sauce thickens as you desire. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. When the sauce has thickened, taste and season as desired with salt and pepper as you desire, stir in the spring onion.
  7. Serve with a side of fresh cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

Ground pork at Tesco will cost about 50 Baht/500 grams, if you want to control the fat, grind your own but that will affect the price. For 3 servings (not including the eggs as there is a large shift from the price from local vendor to Tesco, for 3 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving, slightly more with the eggs, but well under $1, always go with a local vendor.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

This recipe for Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Egg and Mushroom is courtesy of Ang Sarap.

Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
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This recipe is Khmer Krom in origin, and the Khmer Krom are ethnic Khmer living in Vietnam, and this sounds absolutely delicious. For those in the US if you do not have fresh quail eggs available to you, you can certainly use the canned eggs found in most Asian markets (they are also already cooked and peeled). The procedure to hard boil fresh quail eggs is in the Recipe Notes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
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This recipe is Khmer Krom in origin, and the Khmer Krom are ethnic Khmer living in Vietnam, and this sounds absolutely delicious. For those in the US if you do not have fresh quail eggs available to you, you can certainly use the canned eggs found in most Asian markets (they are also already cooked and peeled). The procedure to hard boil fresh quail eggs is in the Recipe Notes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Have your quail eggs prepared and set aside. If using canned eggs, just drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add the 1 tablespoon of water and the 1 tablespoon of sugar, turn on the heat to medium and whisk the water and sugar until the sugar turns a dark brown in color.
  3. Carefully pour in the 3 cups of water and stir well then add the garlic, fish sauce, the 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt, and coconut juice, and stir to mix well.
  4. Add the pork, eggs, and simmer until the pork is tender, stirring occasionally. This can be 45 minutes to well over an hour.
  5. When the pork is nice and tender, stir in the black pepper, ladle into bowls and garnish with spring onion. Serve with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

The pork shoulder will cost about 75 Baht/750 grams. The quail eggs if bought at Tesco will cost about 50 Baht/pack of 24. (If you buy quail eggs from a local vendor, about half that price.) For servings, this is about 98 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Classic Chinese Fried Rice – Yangzhou Version
Classic Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Classic Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large non stick pan and add the peas and carrots, cook until tender, remove from pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and when hot, add the shrimp, cook until just pink, remove from pan.
  3. Add the rice to the wok or pan, use your spatula and make a hole in the center down to the pan, add the remaining oil and pour in the beaten eggs, stir fry to mix together the eggs and rice.
  4. Add the peas, carrots, ham, shrimp, soy sauce, pinch of salt and the white pepper, stir fry to mix everything together.
  5. Add the spring onion and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Add a few drops of sesame oil to the beaten eggs before pouring into the pan.

This recipe for Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version is from China Sichuan Food.

Spaghetti with Leeks
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the garlic, spring onion, leeks, and shallot and cook stirring often until the leeks are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the anchovy fillet(s) and mash that up, then add the red pepper, stock, cream, spaghetti, and salt as desired and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the spaghetti is tender and a sauce forms, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chives and cheese, season with salt as desired.
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese on the side as a topping.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Shrimp Omelet
Shrimp Omelet
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This is basically a Thai style omelet but without any folding, the filling is just mixed into the beaten eggs.
Servings Prep Time
1-3 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1-3 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Shrimp Omelet
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This is basically a Thai style omelet but without any folding, the filling is just mixed into the beaten eggs.
Servings Prep Time
1-3 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1-3 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the shrimp, cook them with any method you prefer, such as steaming, boiling, or sauteing. If the shrimp you are using are sort of big, go ahead and chop them into 3/4 inch pieces. For these, I just dropped them into a small pot of boiling water, when they turn pink, drain and drop into cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat well, season with white pepper powder as desired. Get everything else chopped, here, everything ready.
  3. Heat a large non stick pan with a good splash of oil, hot but not smoking.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp, spring onion, and cilantro into the eggs and mix together.
  5. Pour the egg mixture all at once into the pan, it will puff as well.
  6. Use a spatula and lift up the sides to let the egg mixture run onto the hot pan. Cook until the bottom is set and golden brown.
  7. Flip the omelet over and cook until the bottom is now set.
  8. Flip one more time and serve. This was my dinner last night, can also serve family style and just place the plate in the center of the table and everyone can dig in.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Common method to make a Thai Omelet.