Category Archives: Pork

Pork Liver Porridge

  1. Add rice and water into a pot. Bring to boil. Rice:water is 1:4.
  2. Skim the porridge and remove the foam.
  3. Transfer all rice and water into pressure cooker. (I really use pressure cooker a lot recently). Cook for 20 mins.
  4. While porridge is being cooked, prepare the pork liver.
  5. Cut liver into slices. Wash in water again and again till no more blood.
  6. Marinate pork liver with 1 tbsp cooking wine, 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper powder, 1 pinch sugar, ginger slices and 1 tbsp starch. Mix well and marinate for 15-20 mins.
  7. When porridge is down, Keep heating it. Add in pork liver. Keep stirring cos the porridge will be very thickened. Cook for 5-8 mins till pork liver is fully cooked.
  8. Season with salt.
  9. Serve with chopped spring onion.

My husband likes this type of porridge, and he likes my pork liver porridge very much.

Sliced Pork Belly with Garlic Sauce (蒜泥白肉)

This dish is very simple.

1, Prepare pork belly with skin on, about 400g.

2, Boil some water, make sure it can cover the whole pork belly.

3, Put pork belly in, add in several ginger slices and 1 tsp cooking wine. Simmer with low heat for 20 mins.

4, Take pork belly out, put in a plate and let it cool down. And cut into slices.

5, Prepare sauce:

4 cloves of chopped garlic. (I stir fry it a bit in a pan with some oil, just to make it less pungent)

1/2 1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1 chopped spring onion

1 tbsp water

1/2 tsp sesame oil

Mix all of them in a bowl.

You can pour the sauce over the pork belly slices or use it as dipping sauce and serve with pork slices.

I chose the first way.

Japanese Chashu Pork

Pressure cooker makes this dish a lot easier to make.

  1. Prepare a pork belly with skin on, about 500 g.
  2. Roll it up from one side to the other. Tie it with kitchen twine very tight.
  3. Put pork in a deep pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil and cook for 10 mins.
  4. Rinse pork in water to wash off all the dirt.
  5. Put pork into pressure cooker. Add in 1/2 cup light soy sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup mirin, 1/4 cup cooking wine, 1/4 cup dark soy sauce, 5 ginger slices, 1 stalk of chopped green onion.
  6. Cook in high pressure for 20 mins.
  7. Rotate the pork and cook for another 20 mins. Then rotate again and cook for last 20 mins.
  8. Take the pork out into a container. Pour the sauce in. Soak pork in the sauce. You can also add in boiled egg.

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Put into fridge for hours or overnight.

Cut into slices and serve with chopped spring onion.

Pork Intestine Stir-fry (溜肥肠 Liu Fei Chang)

I know many people don’t eat pork intestines. But I like them.

Cleaning pork intestines may be a bit time consuming. Yet when you taste the dish after cooking, all the work is totally worth it.

  1. Remove the fat inside pork intestines. Just to make this dish a bit healthier.
  2. Put intestines in a big bowl, wash several times in water.
  3. Sprinkle salt and add in 2 tbsp vinegar. Wash and rub it for about 10 mins to remove all the dirt and the not-so-good smell.
  4. Wash clean in water again.
  5. Cut into rings.
  6. Add in light soy sauce to marinate them.
  7. Dust with starch.
  8. Deep fry till golden brown color with low-medium heat.
  9. Heat some oil, Add in chopped onion, garlic, and green chili. Stir fry till aromatic.
  10. Add in fried intestines and stir fry evenly.
  11. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, and 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well.
  12. Reduce sauce with medium heat.

Oven Roasted Pig Feet

1, Wash pig feet clean. I bought the pig feet from supermarket and they were chopped already.

2, Put pig feet in a pot, add in enough water covers them all.

3, Bring to boil and boil for 8-10 mins.

4, Take out the pig feet, Wash off all the dirt.

5, Put pig feet into pressure cooker, Add in 1 tbsp rock sugar, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, bay leaves, ginger slices, star anise and cinnamon.

6, Cook under high pressure for 40 mins. Pig feet will become very soft and juicy.

7. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

8, Place pig feet in the baking tray with skin side up. Poke the skin with a fork and sprinkle chili powder, five spice powder and white sesame. and roast for 10-15 mins.

Pork & Kailan Pasta

The other day, I bought a pack of frozen Spanish Iberian pork slices. And I decided to use it to cook pasta.

The only green vegetable I had is Kailan, so….no other choice for me.

1, Cook pasta and drain. Blanch kailan in hot water for 2 mins.

1, Heat skillet, Add in a little oil. Iberian pork is a bit fat, so I seared them to get all the fat out first.

2, When the pork starts to curl up, add in 2 cloves chopped garlic. Stir fry a bit.

3, Add in drained kailan. Stir fry for 2 mins. Season with salt and a lot of black pepper.

4, Off the heat, Add in pasta and mix well. Let pasta fully absorb the pork juice.

Sweet & Sour Pork

This dish is based on fried pork (xiao su rou).

Ingredients:

lean pork 250g

starch 80g

eggs 2

salt 1/2 tsp

five spice powder  1/2 tsp

tomato sauce 4 tbsp

sugar 3 tbsp

vinegar 2 tbsp

water 2 tbsp

starch 1 tsp

 

  1. Cut pork into slices or strips. About 3-5 mm.
  2. In a bowl, add in starch (sweet potato starch would be the best choice, but I tried with corn starch and turned out not bad.) and beat in eggs. whisk till fully combined.
  3. Add in salt and spice powder. Stir well.
  4. Add pork slices into the batter. Stir to let them be fully covered with batter.
  5. Deep fry in oil till golden brown.
  6. To make them crispier, heat the oil and fry again. This step is optional.
  7. To make sauce: Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Then add in 4 tbsp tomato sauce. Stir fry to make tomato sauce fully mixed with oil. and color will be brighter. Add in 3 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp vinegar and 2 tbsp water. Simmer with low heat. Dissolve 1 tsp starch in a little water and add into the sauce.
  8. Add fried pork into the sauce. Quickly mix well.

 

 

My husband is a big fan of this dish.

 

Crispy Fried Pork Belly

It’s a Thai style dish. My husband and I once had dinner in a small Thai restaurant. This dish was served there and we were so impressed.

Ingredients:

250g pork belly

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 tablespoons fish sauce

1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 tablespoon sesame seed

1/8 cup tempura flour

This dish is actually very simple to make. Just mix all the ingredients above in a bowl. And marinate the pork for 30 mins. Deep fry for 10-15 mins till brownish and crispy.

Cool down and cut into slices.

Since it’s an oily dish, you can serve it with chili sauce (squeeze in a little lime juice will be better.)

It’s not a very healthy dish, so please don’t eat too much. 🙂

 

Crispy Fried Pork (Xiao Su Rou 小酥肉)

Ingredients:

lean pork 250g

starch 80g

eggs 2

salt 1/2 tsp

five spice powder  1/2 tsp

 

  1. Cut pork into slices or strips. About 3-5 mm.
  2. In a bowl, add in starch (sweet potato starch would be the best choice, but I tried with corn starch and turned out not bad.) and beat in eggs. whisk till fully combined.
  3. Add in salt and spice powder. Stir well.
  4. Add pork slices into the batter. Stir to let them be fully covered with batter.
  5. Deep fry in oil till golden brown.
  6. To make them crispier, heat the oil and fry again.

 

Fried pork can be used to cook other dishes, like stew or sweet & sour pork. It’s a very popular dish during Chinese New Year in some part of China.

Jajangmyeon (Korean noodles in black bean sauce)

 

  1. Prepare pork and vegetables. Cut 100g pork (you can also use chicken, if you want.) into dice. 1/8 head cabbage, 1/2 onion, 1/1 stalk of green onion all chop into small dices.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 3 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp chunjang (black bean paste). Stir fry for about 3 mins. Discard the oil and set the paste aside for later use.
  3. Heat the pan again, add in 1 tbsp oil. Drop in pork dices. stir fry for a while till pork turns a big golden brown. Sprinkle black pepper.
  4. Add in cabbage, onion and green onion. I also added in a little chopped eggplant.
  5. Stir fry till all the vegetables turns softened.
  6. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir well.
  7. Add all the black bean paste in. Mix all ingredients well.
  8. Pour in 1/2 1 cup stock (or water). Simmer for a little while, till everything is fully cooked. And also the sauce reduced.
  9. Mix 1 tbsp starch in 2 tbsp water. drizzle it into the pan.
  10. Stir to thicken the sauce.
  11. Serve noodle with sauce and cucumber shreds.

And give it a good mix.