Ants on a Tree – Chinese Spicy Pork with Bean Threads

Title: Ants on a Tree – Chinese Spicy Pork with Bean Threads
Categories: Cooking liv, Import
Yield: 1 Servings

3/4 lb Lean ground pork
1 tb Distilled white vinegar
2 ts Oriental sesame oil
2 ts Soy sauce
3 1/2 oz Bean threads; (up to 4)
1 tb Vegetable oil
2 Garlic cloves; minced
1 tb Peeled and minced gingerroot
1/2 c Sliced scallions
2 ts Chili paste
1 1/2 c Chicken stock
3 tb Scotch

In a small bowl combine the pork lightly with 1 teaspoon of the vinegar, 1
teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce and let the mixture stand for
20 minutes. In a bowl let the bean threads soak in warm water to cover for
15 minutes, drain them, and cut them into 3-inch lengths.

Heat a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until it is hot, add the
vegetable oil, and heat until it is hot. Add the garlic and gingerroot and
stir-fry the mixture for 5 seconds. Add the pork mixture and stir-fry it,
breaking up the lumps, until it is no longer pink. Add the scallions and
the chili paste and stir-fry the mixture for 10 seconds. Add the bean
threads, combine the mixture well, and add the stock, the Scotch, remaining
2 teaspoons vinegar, remaining soy sauce, and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring the liquid to a boil, simmer the mixture, covered, for 5 minutes, and
drizzle it with the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL8982

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #845 by “Angele and Jon Freeman”
on Oct 14, 1997