I had a package of boneless pork chops thawed out. And my daughter groaned, saying she can't stand the texture of pork. Nothing I suggested appealed to her--not barbecued or apricot glazed. So I had a brainstorm. I pictured the meat finely sliced in Asian food and decided to go digging in my pantry. Maybe I could find some Thai seasoning.
And I did! I had pad Thai sauce and also a peanut sauce. I knew I loved the pad Thai sauce because I'd made it before, so I decided to try the peanut sauce mix. I couldn't remember when I bought it, so I checked the package for an expiration date. Didn't have any. After learning a lesson with tuna (found out by calling the 800 number that the packet I had was 6 years old! LOL), I searched for a manufacturing date. I couldn't find any numbers stamped anywhere so assumed it should be fine.
Well, DO NOT ASSUME. Once the meal was cooked, I tasted it, and it was HORRIBLE. Tasted like rancid peanuts. I was so upset. I'd spent all that time slicing the meat very thin so my daughter would like it. Not to mention the cost of the pork and a perfectly gorgeous pack of frozen green beans.
We had to throw it out and eat the noodles with a jar of spaghetti sauce and cheese. My son, who would normally good-naturedly make fun of me about it, even gave me a hug. Very disappointing.
So anyway, I still want to share the recipe. I'm sure the sauce will be good if I buy a new pack. :)
Thinly slice 4-6 boneless pork chops (hint, they slice easier if you freeze them for about 10 minutes)
Lightly brown the pork in a little canola oil
Add 1/2 bag frozen thin green beans (Aren't these gorgeous! I got them on my first trip to Aldi.)
In a separate pan, make the sauce according to package direction (this called for a can of coconut milk and a little fish sauce). Add to the pork and beans.
Top with chopped peanuts and serve over Thai noodles.
I hope you make this successfully! I'm sure you'll do better than I did. :)