"It was 10 years of nonstop glamour, unchecked excess, ruthless ambition and explosive technological innovation that combined to produce the historic changes and global events that made us who and what we are today. The fingerprints of the decade best known for Pac-Man and the personal computer are everywhere in our daily lives: The first launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle triggered a technological explosion in global communications that now makes our world-wide love affair with smartphones and the Internet possible".
The eighties was the era of the 'yuppie' (young urban professional). When it came to food new exciting dishes were required and the term 'Nouvelle Cuisine' was suddenly in fashion and all the rage. Many people complained the dishes although perfect and expertly constructed were too small!
oil for frying (extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil)
1 red onion sliced
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tbs crushed ginger
500g / 1.1 lb diced pork
1 head broccoli cut into small florets
½ celery cut into ½cm slices
3 heads bok choy cut in half
2 red capsicum diced
1 cup/ 250ml beef stock
¼ cup desiccated coconut
juice ½ lemon
Heat the oil in a wok on it's highest setting.
Fry the onion, garlic and ginger for 1 minute.
Add the pork pieces and stir until cooked through (about 5 minutes).
Add the broccoli and beef stock, cook for another minute or two until the broccoli has softened.
Add the capsicum, celery, bok choy, cook for another minute.
Finally, add the desiccated coconut and lemon juice, Stir.
Serve with more coconut on top.
Serving size: 1 serve Calories: 288