Title: Basic Steamed Minced Pork
Yield: 4 Servings
1 lb Pork
1 ts Cornstarch
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Soy sauce
1. Mince or grind pork. Mix well with cornstarch, salt and soy sauce.
2. Spread mixture out flat like a pancake in a shallow heatproof dish.
3. Steam on a rack until done, about 30 minutes (see “HOW-TO SECTION”).
Check with a fork to see that meat is no longer pink. Serve hot.
NOTE: This dish is best when made with slightly fat pork.
VARIATIONS: Sliver rather than grind or mince pork, and steam about 45
In step 1, add to pork mixture any of the following:
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon peanut oil
: few drops of sesame oil
: 1 or 2 slices fresh ginger root, minced
1 scallion stalk, minced
1 egg, beaten
: 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, minced; or 3 dried black mushrooms
1/2 cup water chestnuts, minced
Or add any of the following as indicated:
BLACK BEANS: Add to pork mixture 1 tablespoon fermented black beans
(soaked), mashed, and 1 garlic clove, minced.
CHINESE SAUSAGES: Place on top of pork mixture 2 Chinese sausages,
either cut diagonally in 1/2-inch slices, or minced.
DRIED OYSTERS: Add to pork mixture 4 dried oysters (soaked), minced.
DUCK LIVERS: Add to pork mixture 2 dried duck livers (soaked), minced,
and 1/2 cup water chestnuts, minced.
PICKLED BAMBOO SHOOTS : Place on top of pork mixture 1/2 cup pickled
bamboo shoots, drained.
PRESERVED TURNIP: Add to pork mixture 1/2 bundle preserved turnip,
washed and shredded, 1 tablespoon sherry and a dash of pepper.
SALT CABBAGE: Add to pork mixture 1/4 to 1/2 cup salted or preserved
cabbage, chopped. Top with 2 tablespoons water chestnuts, sliced.
SALT EGG: Separate 1 salt egg. Add the white to the pork mixture along
with 1 fresh egg, beaten; 6 water chestnuts, minced, 2 teaspoons sherry and
a dash of pepper. Mash or cut up salt egg yolk and sprinkle on top.
SALT FISH: Add to pork mixture 1/8 pound dried salted fish (soaked),
minced, plus 1/4 cup water. Or arrange on top of pork mixture 4 strips of
salt fish, about 3/4 inches wide by 2 inches long (soaked), and 2 slices
fresh ginger root, minced. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon
TEA MELON: Add to pork mixture 1/2 cup tea melon, rinsed and chopped
coarsely or diced. Or add 4 tablespoons tea melon and 1 cup bamboo shoots,
chopped coarsely. Or add 2 tablespoons tea melon, minced; 2 tablespoons
preserved turnip, minced; 1 tablespoon cloud ear mushrooms (soaked),
minced, and a few drops of sesame oil.
VEGETABLES: Add to pork mixture any of the following:
1 Cup cauliflower, broken into tiny flowerets or cut in 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup carrots, diced and parboiled.
1/4 cup cup Chinese turnips, diced and parboiled.
Instead of blending the soy sauce with the pork mixture, as in step 1,
sprinkle soy over the top with a circular motion in step 2. Minced
scallions can be sprinkled over the pork in the same way.
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