Pork with Shredded Ginger
“僵尸肉” as my mobile phone’s Chinese hanyupinyin text input tells me, and then my friends on Facebook tells me that the Chinese words were all wrong (Ok, so my Chinese give back my primary school teacher already).
I tried searching for the right words in Chinese, but I guess after a while, that was immaterial. What’s most important is how to make it awesome, and I think I have the perfect recipe.
The ginger must be shredded into really thin strips. You generally want them sliced thin because you would want to make sure they are crispy when you eat it later. The ginger is fried in a combination of sesame seed and olive oil. It just tastes better when you eat the dish with lots of ginger. I cooked the ginger strips in a small clay-pot because the heat is more evenly distributed than if it were cooked in a regular metal pot. Furthermore doesn’t burn so easily either. Pork with shredded ginger is also a very good confinement food for new mothers.
250 grams lean pork
4-5 inches young ginger
4-5 tbsp sesame seed oil
4-5 tbsp olive oil
4-5 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1. Shred the ginger into thin strips. Meanwhile, heat the sesame and olive oil in a mini clay-pot and make sure the oil is hot before putting the ginger in to cook.
2. While the ginger is frying, slice the lean pork and allow it to marinate in the light soy sauce and white pepper. You can powder the pepper as much as you wish. Mix the pork well. You can opt to slice the pork first before frying the ginger, the choice is yours. The pork should be sliced as thinly as possible to allow for quick cooking.
3. Once the ginger turns slightly crispy, add the marinated pork into the mini clay-pot to fry. Make sure the pork changes colour to a whitish colour before adding the dark soy sauce. This is to ensure that the pork is well cooked prior to the adding of the dark soy sauce.
4. Best to cook over medium or low heat so that the pork doesn’t become too tough. Once ready serve with steam rice.
Fry ginger first.
Fry pork till whitish colour.
Add dark soy sauce only when pork is nicely cooked.
Nicely done. Pork with shredded ginger.