Steamed Minced Pork with Preserved Vegetables梅菜蒸肉饼méi cài zhēng ròu bǐng

coverDon’t be deceived by its looks. The well-loved home-cooked Chinese dish is just comforting and flavorful. Serve it with plain white rice and a simple stir-fried green vegetable for an easy, healthy and satisfying dinner. Be sure to spoon the glorious juices over the rice.

Serves 2-4

  • 250g                     ground pork (30% fat in minimum) and ideally cut by hand猪肉末(7成瘦)
  • 3 tablespoons   water in room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon     sesame oil香油
  • ½ tablespoon    light soy sauce生抽
  • 1 tablespoon     corn starch淀粉
  • 1 teaspoon      caster sugar白糖
  • ¼ teaspoon        ground white pepper 白胡椒粉
  • 1 teaspoon         ginger, minced姜末
  • ½ tablespoon   cooking oil (optional)
  • 80g                       preserved vegetables 梅菜  (pickled of Chinese mustards)
  • 1 tablespoon     spring onion,葱末, for garnishIMG_5792.JPG

Method

  1. Soak the preserved vegetables in water for 10 minutes, then wash it and cut into small pieces.
  2. Add all the ingredients and seasoning (except spring onions) into a big bowl, use chopsticks and stir vigorously in one direction until the pork has a sticky texture.IMG_6068.JPG
  3. Spread the meat out into a circle in a shallow dish that will fit into your streamer. Cover the dish with a plate or aluminium foil, place it in a steamer and steam high heat for 15 -20 minutes. IMG_6069.JPG
  4. Remove the dish from the steamer. Sprinkle with minced onion and serve.

 

 

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