Stir fried pork kidney

???????????????????????????????I am a huge fan of pork so naturally when I saw a couple of healthy looking pork kidneys in Checkers (airport junction branch) I couldn’t resist picking them up. It ended up being the first and last time that I would buy, cook and eat pork kidney. It just wasn’t pleasing to my taste buds and the smell of the kidney is, for the lack of a better word, offensive. It smells horrid and as a result I wasn’t too eager to eat if after having my senses assaulted during the preparation. However, I decided I would share the process anyway in case someone out there doesn’t feel the way I do about it. There is a way to reduce the pungent odour of the kidney but I cut that corner thinking it wouldn’t matter once the food was cooked but I was wrong.???????????????????????????????

I hunted for recipes and eventually settled on an Asian style ginger pork kidney stir fry recipe. I have since misplaced the link to the exact recipe I used for guidance however there are plenty for one to choose from on Google.

Because I have misplaced the recipe, I don’t remember the quantities I used but one could easily wing it and let taste guide you. Recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 2 pork kidneys sliced
  • onions, sliced into strips
  • green pepper, cut into strips
  • mushrooms, chopped
  • soy sauce
  • garlic and ginger, grated
  • oil for frying
  • sugar/honey
  • cooking wine

Method

  1. To get rid of/reduce the smell of the kidney soak it in salty water for 25-30 minutes, rinse then scald the kidneys in boiling water and drain.
  2. Fry kidneys.??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????
  3. Add ginger, garlic and onions till done.???????????????????????????????
  4. Add mushrooms.???????????????????????????????
  5. Add soy, sugar/honey and the wine. Stir to combine ingredients (add a thickener like cornstarch and water if you wish)???????????????????????????????

Like I said, not exactly my favourite dish so I doubt I’ll make it again. I had it with pasta and a simple salad.

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