2009年2月11日

Happiness in the Bowls - Braised Pork

Just imagine the feeling: The pork is so tender that it melts in your mouth.

Ingredients
One slab of pork belly, about 1 1/2 lbs
One package of Mui Choy
1 tablespoon sugar
few drops of sesame oil
4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
few pieces of rock sugar to taste

Instructions
Soak the mui choy for 15 minutes to wash of any sands and salts, squeeze dry and cut into small pieces.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the whole pork belly for few minutes until it turns white, remove and cut into chunks, about the size of mah jong.
In a large pot, dry fry the mui choy for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the sugar and sesame oil and fry for another few minutes. Add the pork belly and soy sauces and stir fry for a minute or two.

Add enough water and rock sugar and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and cook for 45 minutes.
Switch off the stove and let stand for 30 minutes.
Switch on the stove and bring the stew back to a boil and lower heat to medium low and cook for another 30 minutes. You may adjust the taste of the dish along the way according to your preference.
Switch off the stove and let stand for another 30 minutes.
Skim off the fats.
Serve with steamed rice.

Chinese Overview: 正宗的红烧肉,入口即化,香而不腻. 这道菜讲究文火的应用。

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