Surprise, surprise! For the first time ever, I actually made a French Fridays with Dorie assignment on Friday instead of beforehand! I have to say, it was pretty exciting just scrambling to get the ingredients only to find that I had forgotten many items. The only other downside to waiting till the last second is not having enough time to search other stores for ingredients. My regular grocery store didn’t have any lemongrass, and I didn’t want to put off dinner any longer. So, no lemongrass this time around!
Regardless, this pork dish was really delicious! All the spices worked well, but I just had to add some MSG. The sauce was a little soupy and just sat at the bottom of bowl instead of coating the pork. But the soup’s flavor worked well once I added the egg noodles. I’m willing to try this again with lemongrass next time! And with all the root vegetables I forgot!
To see how others fared with Dorie’s coconut lemongrass braised pork, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.