It’s strawberry season here in NZ and strawberries are cheap as chips. I’m not much of a fruit eater but for strawberries, I make an exception. I adore strawberries!
Here’s a photo of what I look like with a strawberry in my clutches. Happy right? I’m saying Check it out yo! This is strawberry you mofos! Please note the left hand pointing action before the strawberry will be stuffed in my mouth. Yes, I know, those are rabbits on my baby bib.
I think I was born to write this post.
So we’ve established I love strawberries. I also love pork. I think you knew that too.
Strawberry, meet Pork! (Pork, meet Strawberry!)
Pork plays well with fruit. Some fine examples are sliced roast pork with apple sauce (and crackling), glazed ham with pineapple, strips of bacon wrapped around prunes. I’ve never heard of pork with strawberries before so I figured I’d be game to give it a whirl.
You may begin with some large, voluptuous berries.
Which you cleave into love-heart-esque slices.
Then you get some pork loin and you slice them up too.
Vegetarians, look away now. Although as far as meat goes, these bits of pork are fairly tame and non “beastly”. Just pretend they are pale pink rose petals perhaps?
Date time. Strawberry, meet pork! As pretty as this looks, don’t tempt yourself to taste at this stage. Raw pork eating is not advised.
Add some romantic music in the form of tarragon, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and oil.
Fry in a hot pan and watch the romance unfold. If it’s not a Rom, it’s a Rom-Com.