The Chinese Quest proudly help spread the word about a new cookbook that was recently published featuring Authentic Sichuan Recipes titled “Chinese Food at Home” by Jenny Jade. Here are two recipes from the cookbook. If you are interested in checking out all the recipes in her cookbook, click on the title above, it’s available on Amazon.com.
Sautéed Shredded Pork in Sweet Bean Sauce （京酱肉丝）
- 0.6 lb shredded pork 1 egg white
- 1 Tbsp corn or potato starch 2 big green onions
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced ginger 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp tomato ketchup 1/3 tsp sugar
- Oyster sauce to taste (optional) Cilantro
- Flour or Lettuce wraps
- Mix shredded pork with egg white and starch. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Cut white part of green onions into then strips.
- Heat oil in pan or wok. Add shredded pork to pan and stir fry until it turns brown. Turn off heat.
- Add minced ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, and sugar and oyster sauce to pan. Mix pork well until fully coated with sauce
- Put green onions on plate. Place shredded pork on top of the green onions. Garnish with cilantro.
- Eat shredded pork and green onions together in a in lettuce or flour wrap.
Braised Pork in Brown Sauce (红烧肉)
- 1 pound pork belly (streaky pork) 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 block of brown sugar 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 thumb sized piece ginger diced 1 garlic diced
- 5 dried hawthorn
- 2 star anise (optional) 1/3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp soy sauce 1 green onion
- Chop up the green onions and separate the white and the green part. Cut the raw pork into small cubes.
- Boil pork cubes and white part of onions for 5 minutes on high heat.
- Take pork out of the pot and rinse with water.
- Heat oil in deep pan or wok. Fry pork and white part of onion on low heat with garlic and ginger.
- Once oil begins to come out of the pork, add sugar to the pan and stir until sugar is melted.
- Add some water to the pot until the pork is fully covered. Add hawthorn and star anise to pan. Boil for about 30 minutes on low heat.
- Change heat to medium and add salt and soy sauce. Stir continuously until most of the water has evaporated.
- Sprinkle green part of onions on top and serve warm.
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