So far, Goodnight and I haven’t thought much to Dinner by Alphabet until we walk into the grocery store to look around. However, I make a mighty fine version of a stew-like dish that begins with the letter ‘I‘.
There was very little that we had to shop for because I had the stew ingredients at home. But we still had to have a peek around the store.
In the shopping bag:
I pulled a second shift at work yesterday, so I’m thankful for my presure cooker. It cuts the time for make stew considerably. Actually, I always make my stews in the pressure cooker even if I’m home all day. I can’t tell the difference because everything is so tender.
High pressure cooking frightens some folks, but not me. I grew up with it and the familiar jiggling is as comforting a background noise as the vaccume cleaner to me. It reminds me of home. Mom used her pressuer cooker often, as well.
Dinner by Alphabet – I
Iceberg Lettuce with Italian Cheese ( We seldom use dressings)
This is a llokano dish made from pork liver, peas, garbanzo beans, and onions stewed together. I just use pork, but I would like the pork liver, too. It would add thickening to the stew as the liver cooked. The meat is cooked in a light soy/vinegar brine, first and then stewed with everything else.
I’m not Filipino, but I’ve been told that my Igado tastes like ‘home’ by someone who grew up on the island of Luzon, on the South China Sea, northwest of Manilla. The meat tastes like Adobo if anyone is familiar with that. Goodnight LOVES Adobo and Igado, so she asked me to make it.
Not my photo, but my Igado looks much the same. Image Source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KC0IeKPFNMo/RuPSqIquf8I/AAAAAAAAAPY/11svBsbDPI4/s400/P1000283a.jpg