Friday, July 6, 2012

Stir-fried Fennel with Pork belly

The other day i bought this cheap fennel from Tesco before i figure out what to cook with this new veggie. First i try to taste the raw fennel, it has very strong taste than leek or celery, i don't know how to describe the taste..Thus i came to this idea using sweet soy sauce to reduce the strong taste..

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After cooked, the fennel taste became mild and since i just had it quick stir-fry, it was crunchy and sweet..not bad the taste. Anyway, my kids were not appreciate this veggie much..


Stir-fried Fennel with Pork belly
(recipe source: created by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

2 bulbs of Fennel, take white part only, thinly sliced
150g pork belly, sliced, marinate with pepper and 1/2tsp salt for 1/2hour
1 red chili, julienned

3tbsp sweet soy sauce or to taste
1tbsp cooking oil

Method
1. Pan fry pork belly slices with cooking oil over a non-stick pan till browned on both sides.
2. Add in fennel, drizzle with sweet soy sauce, sauté over high heat for 1-2mins.
3. Add in chili and mix well. Dish out and enjoy!

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29 comments:

Mel said...

Pork Belly is my favourite :-), if I loves celery, I guess I would loves fennel too! Frying it with sweet soy sauce would makes this flavourful. I still have much to learn to cook frying dishes in terms of adding sauce ingredients.

蓝色小厨 said...

I never try fennel before, is the taste like celery?? Look yummy and like it so much!!

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

You're an amazing cook!! Came up with such a creative way to make the fennel looking more attractive and appetizing, you've won me over no doubt :)

Li Shuan said...

pork belly with fennel,interesting combination. Hey,you know what funnel is very cheap there..only RM1.25!

Li Shuan said...

pork belly with fennel,interesting combination. Hey,you know what funnel is very cheap there..only RM1.25!

Li Shuan said...
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鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我喜欢这道菜呢
每次都可以吃很多:)

Baby Sumo said...

I have never cooked with fennel before too, but it really does resemble celery (from yr photos).

Simple Person said...

what is fennel?

ping said...

I love fennel! And I always have a bulb or two in my fridge. It turns sweet once it's cooked and less fibrous than celery. This dish sounds simple and delicious too! I mostly put it into my quickie pastas :)

anne said...

This is another mouth watering dish , Sonia ! I'm sure I would love that flavorful dish :D But haven't tried fennel yet :P

Casey said...

wow...looks yummy! You are really a good cook and baker!
I like to eat leek, but not celery, haha!

Shu Han said...

pity your kids didn't liek it! I think of the taste and smell as very aniseedy, so I liken it to using star anise, which goes very well with pork (think five spice), so this sounds like a great great combination to me! so super yummy looking too!

Jeannie said...

Only RM1.25 for that fennel? That is dirty cheap! Looks delicious too!

Pete said...

Full of flavours and aroma....yum yum!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

I like raw fennel taste and i found it very sweet and crunchy. I always use it to make salad..
Next time must try to cook in this method!

Julie said...

Colorful & yummy flavors!!

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Aries said...

I usually remove the pork skin for dishes as it is 'tough' to chew. Its alright for long stewing though. Thanks for sharing.

My Little Space said...

Great bargain! Sometimes we can get very cheap offer for the final stock batch such like imported berries. I always eyeing on them once I shop at Tesco or Jusco. haha.... I actually go to smell the fennel at Jusco (acting like Mr bean! haha...)Yes,it smell like celery but stronger.
However, good try! Enjoy your weekend, dear.
Kristy

0620 said...

我最..最... 最爱胡椒猪肚汤 ^^

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, thanks for letting me know the funny characters on my recent post. After checking with my friend, confirm that other computers will see those characters. And you know what, lucky went back to check, I missed out the method step 6 & 7 haha.... Thanks again.

Yan said...

Fennel looks like celery. I like celery, so I think I like fennel too. The dish looks like my favourite dish.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

hmm.. to me, it taste like mature celery.
I like to buy Tesco's cheap stuff too, hahaha, me cheapskate ma, what to do. LOL.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Wah,why so cheap ah,cheaper than Sydney ley,how to make profit? By just looking at the pork belly I'm salivating already!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

How wonderful! I love fennel bulb but I just realized that I only use for western cooking and never made anything with Asian flavor! I would love to stir fry with pork belly.. yum. It's probably one of the dishes I'll love because of my favorite ingredients!

Cheah said...

That's cheap, but haven't tasted it before. If I chance upon a cheap bargain then I'll get it.

lena said...

i've tried fennel once, yeah..it's hard to describe the taste..i cant remember i cooked them with chicken or fish the other time , in the oven..but not so much to my liking. Admire your creativity of doing it the chinese way!

love2dine said...

that is interesting... pen and paper.. going to write down your recipe.

Christine's Pantry said...

Another awesome recipe.

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