Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ten in 2010: Week Six

Time for a Ten in 2010 update: Things are better this week. I did a three mile run yesterday and while it was pretty slow, it was also not entirely miserable.LOL! Amazing, mainly because I spent the last several days in bed with a horrible cold/flu thing. Strangely I'm actually looking forward to my next run. Things are definitely looking up on the exercise front.

Cooking and blogging were a bit lacking this week since I was sick but that should get back on track now that I'm better.

Here's a great dish from Rachael Ray that we really enjoyed. It was easy to put together and quite tasty. I served it with some Veggie Fried Rice and some eggrolls.

Pork with Tangy Garlic Dipping Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 head boston lettuce, leaves separated
2 carrots, finely shredded

 In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil with the vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons garlic, the crushed red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer until the sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

Preheat the broiler. In a large bowl, combine the pork, cilantro, ginger, remaining 3 teaspoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon garlic. Form 8 oval patties about 1/2-inch thick and broil, turning once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Spoon into lettuce cups and top with the carrots. Serve with the dipping sauce.

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