555 EATS - TRUCKER DUKES' STIR FRY

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WE LOVE SHARING HEALTHY FIREHOUSE RECIPES WITH OUR FRIENDS AT 555 FITNESS !  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 555 FITNESS, CLICK HERE AND DON'T FORGET TO HASHTAG YOUR HEALTHY MEALS #FORKANDHOSECO #55EATS !

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL EDITION OF 555 EATS WITH OUR FRIENDS AT 555 FITNESS AND TRUCKER BOY DUKES.  
TRUCKER IS THE BRAVE SON OF A MAUI FIREFIGHTER.  HE WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2014 AT 19 MONTHS OF AGE, WITH A PEDIATRIC CANCER CALLED NEUROBLASTOMA.  ALMOST EXACTLY A YEAR LATER, HE RELAPSED IN HIS BRAIN.  THE TUMOR WAS SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED AND HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE BEEN BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HAWAII AND SLOAN KETTERING IN NEW YORK CITY FOR FURTHER TREATMENT.  MANY TIMES TRUCKER'S DAD WOULD BE IN HAWAII TO CONTINUE WORKING AS A FIREFIGHTER WHILE HIS MOM STAYED HERE IN NEW YORK.
TRUCKER IS A TOUGH LITTLE BOY WITH A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM.  MATTER OF FACT, THE CREW AT ENGINE 22/LADDER 13 IN MANHATTAN TOOK HIM IN AS ONE OF "THE BOYS" WHILE HE HAS BEEN GETTING TREATMENT AT SLOAN KETTERING.
EVEN PIP OF 555 FITNESS SHOWED TRUCKER AROUND IN NEW JERSEY!

NOW ON TO THE FOOD.....

BLACK BEAN, GARLIC, PORK AND EGGPLANT STIRY FRY 

This recipe is from Truckers' dad who is a firefighter at Engine 2 Paia Maui Hawaii

INGREDIENTS:
16 oz. EGGPLANT, cut into 1/2"x2" pieces
16 oz. GROUND PORK
1 RED BELL PEPPER, seeded and chopped
2 tsp. CORNSTARCH
2 tsp. SUGAR
2 oz. WATER
2 tbsp. COOKING OIL
4 tbsp. SHERRY (can substitute chicken broth or sake)
2 tsp. FRESH GINGER, minced
4 tbsp. BLACK BEAN GARLIC SAUCE
OPTIONAL: CABBAGE, SNAP PEAS, PIPINOLA (also known as chayote)
 

PROCEDURE:
Combine water, cornstarch, sugar, sherry/broth and black bean garlic sauce in a small bowl.  Mix well and set aside.

In a heated pan with oil, brown the pork until cooked through.  Remove the pork, set aside and drain the oil.  Add in the ginger and eggplant and cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Add the sauce mixture and cook until it thickens.

Serve with rice.
 

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Posted on February 22, 2016 and filed under DINNER.