Hui Guo Rou (Szechuan twice cooked pork)

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Hui Guo Rou (Szechuan twice cooked pork)

Postby grisell » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:20 am

A traditional spicy Szechuan dish. After some research, I think that this is quite close to the original. The meat is cooked twice; first simmered and then stir-fried. The two bean pastes can be found in any Chinese supermarket and are essential to the dish. The remaining stock makes an excellent base for a soup.

4 servings

Ingredients

800 g fresh pork belly, in one piece
1 tsp salt
1 star aniseed
50 g fresh ginger; half grated, half sliced
1 large leek, white part only, in thick slices
1 red bell pepper, in large chunks
1 green bell pepper, in large chunks
2 tbsp sweet fermented bean paste
2 tbsp hot fermented bean & chili paste (or Korean Kochujang)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
100 ml rice wine (or dry white wine)
1 tbsp sesame oil
Salt, pepper
Vegetable oil (preferably peanut oil)


Method

In a pot, cover the meat with water and add salt, star aniseed and the sliced ginger. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until the meat is tender. Pick up the meat and let it cool. Save the stock.

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When the meat has cooled, remove the rind and cut in thin bite-sized slices. Pat them dry. In a bowl, mix bean pastes, sugar, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil and 200 ml of the strained stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Heat a little vegetable oil in a heavy skillet or wok and stir-fry the pepper on maximum heat until it gets browned but still crisp.

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Add leek to the peppers and stir-fry for one minute more. Remove and set aside.

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In two batches, stir-fry the meat until well browned. Set aside. Pour off excess fat so that only about 1 tbsp remains in the pan.

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Add the grated ginger and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

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Add the sauce, bring to a boil and reduce by half.

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Add the meat and vegetables. Turn and reheat quickly. Don't let it boil since it will make the vegetables mushy.

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Serve immediately with rice.

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Postby Dave Smith » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:57 pm

Looks good, might try it the weekend
I do need to get out more, but they don't have enough carers to supervise.
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