Your inspiration for dinner Tuesday night: Thrifty mom tells how she puts together a gourmet meal for three for only $ 15 – and how you too can
- A frugal mother of two has told how she makes an Asian gourmet party for $ 15
- Cassie Jean said she likes shopping at Aldi to save on groceries
- The mother made char sui butterfly pork and Asian vegetables for her husband
- Hundreds were impressed with the recipe and said they should try it at home
A frugal mother of two has told how she puts together an Asian gourmet party for under $ 15 with budget ingredients from Aldi (Cassie Jean pictured)
A frugal mother of two has told how she puts together an Asian gourmet party for under $ 15 with budget ingredients from Aldi – and that’s enough food to feed three people.
Australian mother Cassie Jean said she regularly sets goals each week to keep her meals below a certain amount.
This week, she wanted to make sure everything she and her husband ate cost under $ 15.
To make mom’s char sui butterfly pork and Asian vegetables, Cassie said you’ll have to get your hands on some cheap ingredients from Aldi.
Australian mother Cassie Jean said she regularly sets goals each week to keep her meals below a certain amount, and this week she wanted to make sure everything she and her husband ate cost under $ 15 (the finished budget dinner in the picture)
“This would be enough to feed two adults or one adult and two young children, depending on your portion sizes,” Cassie wrote on Instagram.
To make the dish, use Aldi pork ($ 10.11), pak choy ($ 2.29), rice ($ 1.99) and a few pantry items that you may already own to finish your Asian vegetables.
The dish is easy enough to put together, and Cassie recommends that you start by cooking the pork in the oven according to the package instructions.
To make mom’s char sui butterfly pork and asian vegetables, Cassie said you’ll have to get your hands on some cheap ingredients from Aldi (ingredients pictured)
While that happens, she said you should concentrate on your Asian greens.
For these, use three large bundles of pak choy, a clove of diced garlic, a teaspoon of dried ginger, half a tablespoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of oyster sauce, a tablespoon of peanut oil and some crushed peanuts for garnish. .
“Start by preparing your vegetables by cutting them in half and washing them well,” Cassie said.
Next, in a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce and peanut oil.
‘Then steam or blanch your vegetables by putting them in a saucepan on the hob with a little water and cover for 2-3 minutes.
‘Finally take them from the heat, drain any water and add the sauce.’
Pop the packaged rice in the microwave to warm up before combining with the vegetables and pork ready to serve.
How to make Cassies char sui butterfly pork and Asian vegetables
Cassie shared the recipe on her Instagram page (pictured)
Coconut, lemongrass and chili basmati rice
A clove of diced garlic
A teaspoon of dried ginger
Half a teaspoon of soy sauce
Two tablespoons of oyster sauce
A tablespoon of peanut oil
Crushed peanuts for garnish
1. Take the pork out of the packaging and fry according to the package instructions in the oven.
2. Start by preparing your vegetables by cutting them in half and washing them well.
Combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce and peanut oil in a small bowl.
Steam or blanch your vegetables by placing them in a saucepan on the hob with a little water and cover for 2-3 minutes.
5. Take them off the heat, drain any water and add the sauce to the green.
Put your basmati rice in the microwave for a few minutes and combine them with the pork, sliced and the green with the sauce.
Source: My family eats
Cassie has built a solid fan base on Instagram to share budget purchases and cooking tips and tricks (two of the dishes she makes for her partner and kids in the photo)
Hundreds who saw Cassie’s court said they were impressed and could not wait to try to copy some of her cheap meals for themselves.
“Yum, this looks healthy and looked delicious,” one commenter wrote.
“I’m making this dinner for dinner tomorrow night,” another added.
Cassie has built a solid following on Instagram to share cheap groceries and tips and tricks for preparing meals.
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