Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Twice Cooked Pork - 5 points

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on yesterday's post. I was really humbled and overwhelmed by your support and am grateful to be part of this lovely, affirming blogging community. It was not easy for me to post something so emotional, which is part of why it took me so far into the month to participate in the challenge. You made me feel very comfortable sharing my feelings.  Much love to you all. 

Here is a fantastic pork recipe that I hope you will love. It takes planning, time, and a bit of work but it is worth it. The combination of boiling and stir frying yields moist, tender pork that soaks up the sweet and spice of the sauce.

This recipe is adapted from the fabulous book Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cook Book.

Twice Cooked Pork
32 oz lean pork loin
2 medium onions, cut in strips
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tsp chili oil
2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp white wine
1 cube chicken bouillon

1. Place the pork on a large saucepan; add boiling water to cover. Simmer over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.
2. Place pork on the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm (can be left overnight, covered).  Slice into 1/2" strips.
3. In a small bowl, mix together hot sauce, salt, honey, wine, and chicken bouillon.
4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add chili oil and spread to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onions; stir fry until translucent. Remove the onions from the pan and set them aside.
5. Add garlic to skillet and stir fry for 1 minute. Add pork; stir fry until any fat on the pork is translucent and pork ins lightly browned.
6. Return onions to the skillet along with sauce. Stir until the onions and sauce have heated.
7. Yields 8, 5 point servings

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  3. I don't eat pork but the dish looks scrumptious! Must try this with chicken.

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  5. This looks delicious! I definately will make this now that Lenten fasting is over and the lead up to Easter with the Passion begins.

    Another nice pork recipe that is full of flavour is sweet and sour pork - I will post it on my blog soon if you want to check it out. It doesn't appeal to all though.


  6. This pork looks absolutely fantastic! SO moist and full of flavor!

  7. The runner in me looks at this and goes -- sweet protein!

    Looks delish.

  8. I love twice cooked pork. Yours looks so delicious.

  9. I am always looking for pork recipes. This looks like a great one-- moist and delicious!

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  11. I have never had twice cooked pork - it looks and sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Blog hop.


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