Chapter 016: Sweet n Spicy Chinese Miso
Re-Translated by Gumihou
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The moment we returned to the inn, Fer said, “I’m hungry.”
Well, the sun was starting to set, so it’s not surprising. However, since Fer ate a lot his meal prep alone would take a lot of time.
Well, it can’t be helped.
Since I’d just received a lot of pork, what should I make?
It’s been meat, meat, meat every day, my body is craving vegetables.  The fastest way to cook lots of meat and vegetables would be a stir-fry, but I have a feeling that Fer would complain about the lack of meat.
Anyway, let’s check out our stock of vegetables first: I still have part of a cabbage, some onions, carrots and green peppers.  I’d like some bean sprouts and mushrooms, but it’s fine to go without.
As for seasoning, well, I’m going with that.
First, I got a piece of lean Red Boar meat and began slicing it.  Since it’s Fer we’re talking about, I don’t bother making the cuts too fine.  It will be alright as long as they are the same size.
I roughly chopped up the vegetables too, since the thicker cuts of meat will take longer to cook, it made sense to have bigger pieces of vegetables.
To make a proper stir-fry, the meat should be lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and stir-fried until it’s brown in places, but not completely cooked through. The meat is then set aside.
Next, without cleaning the pan, I will stir-fry the vegetables.
If I have some sesame oil, I could pour a dash into the pan and fry the vegetables for a light and fragrant finish.  However, since I don’t have any sesame oil, I just fried it with some standard cooking oil.
Vegetables shouldn’t be cooked together at once. There’s an order of things. First, the carrots should go in first, followed by onions, green peppers and finally cabbage. I like my green peppers to be slightly crispy, so I always put them in later rather than with the carrots.
Once the vegetables had softened to a certain extent, I throw the partly cooked Red Boar meat in and tossed them together.
Now, it’s time to use my secret weapon.
Sweet n Spicy Miso (in a tube)!
Recently, I’ve been using this to upgrade all my stir-fries.
Hohoho, food companies are too amazing these days.
Without any other added seasoning, this tube of Sweet n Spicy Miso would make any stir-fry delicious! 
“Fer, the food is done!”
“Nu, why is the meat mixed with all these other stuff?”
“You can’t just eat meat all the time. You should have some vegetables too,”  I said sternly.
“I supposed it’s not bad to eat leaves now and then. However, I don’t need it. I haven’t had to eat a single leaf for decades. All leaves tasted bad.”
Are you boasting about the lack of vegetables in your diet? 
Anyway, Fer stuck his head into his portion of Sweet n Spicy Chinese Miso Stir-fry (extra meat) and took a small mouthful.  Suddenly, he was chowing down in huge gulps as usual.
Hohoho, it’s a win for the Japanese food company.
I settled down to eat my portion of Chinese Stir-fry too.  Ahh, as expected, it’s delicious!  Especially the crunch of vegetables. You can’t get this crunch in meat!
Ooh, I want rice now.
Right, right, where’s my pot of rice…
… I forgot to cook rice!!!!!
Ugh, there’s no rice…
To think I just cooked an excellent dish to go with rice, but forgot to cook the rice…
It can’t be help, I could only chew on some bread with my Sweet n Spicy Chinese Miso Stir-fry
 Sob, I want rice.
I should always have some cooked rice in stock.
On the other hand, it looked like Fer really enjoyed today’s dinner. He had three ‘seconds’ before he finally licked his lips and settled down.
Ah, as expected, I’ve picked up a big-eater familiar.
I wonder how much meat I’ll pick up tomorrow.
[Gumihou: Part of Chapter 6 in the manga.]
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