Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour. He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the New catholic Red Guards. They advance, stopping on opposition through the interwebs, shouting their slogans and pumping their papalatrous fists skyward. SMASH THE FOUR OLDS! Pò sì jiù!
The other day, after the bishops of the USCCB opted not to elect his preferred candidate to a committee chairmanship, Beans was very sour indeed. Check the Sour Beans! post.
Here’s most of my mise-en-place. I was a little lazy in regard to matchsticking the carrots, but, hey. Also, I scaled the quantity from 4 servings to 1, though I didn’t diminish by much the garlic and ginger. And I increased the red pepper “heat”.
After putting a bit of a brown on the ginger and garlic, in goes the pork. I had a pork chop which I sliced up, rather than using the ground pork suggested in the recipe.
Meanwhile, I blanched the beans in two kinds of vinegar, which cleared out the sinuses I can tell you.
Beans to the pork.
Making the sauce, soy into the vinegar… then cornstarch to thicken.
Top with the carrots and green onion.
This was really good. I happen to like vinegary dishes, and this sure fit the bill. It had heat from the pepper and the ginger. The textures were great. It would be better to make it in a larger quantity, however.
I did circle back to to the stove to squeegee up the last drops of sauce for some rice. Yum.
If you have any hint of a delicate stomach, this might not be the dish for you. It could, like much of Maximum Beans’ tweets and other writings, produce indigestion in the faithful, thoughtful Catholic.
In any event, for me it produced an enjoyable and, above all, amusing lunch which I now share with the readership to enjoy with me vicariously.
Lastly, say a Rosary for Massimo “Beans” Faggioli. He is confused about the Rosary. HERE Were he here I would have made a double batch of Sour Beans to sweeten with the recitation of a decade.