Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Pepper
Style: Sichuan (Szechuan) Cuisine
Characteristics: Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Pepper owns green-yellowish color. The pork shreds are quickly fried over high heat, so they taste very fresh and tender.
Being one of the most popular home-style dishes of Sichuan Cuisine, the Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Pepper, Qing Jiao Rou Si in Chinese, now can be found throughout China because its main ingredients – lean pork and green peppers are easy to get, and the cooking way is quite simple.
The dish can help to stimulate the appetite, and people usually tend to enjoy it together with rice. In the following recipe, the green sweet peppers (bell peppers) are applied so that the flavor is relatively light. For those who seek for hot and spicy taste, green chili peppers are suggested during cooking.
Recipe of Cooking Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Pepper:
lean pork, 200-250g; 2-3 green sweet peppers;
ginger; 2-3 cloves of garlic
cooking oil; cooking wine; light soy sauce; starch; salt; white sugar
Note: The amount of the ingredients and seasonings can be appropriately used according to one’s personal taste.
1. Clean the lean pork and cut into shreds in the direction of the grain.
2. Remove the pedicel and seeds of the green pepper. Clean and cut into shreds.
3. Discard the husk of garlic and peel the ginger. Cut them into small slices and put onto a dish.
4. Prepare some water starch.
Preserve the pork: Combine the shredded pork with cooking wine, light soy sauce, white sugar, starch and salt. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes.
Fry the pork: Preheat the wok. Add cooking oil and heat it. Pour in the preserved pork shreds, fry over big fire for about 1 minute and pick out.
Fry green peppers: Add more cooking oil and heat it until hot. Add in sliced ginger and garlic. Fry for 10 seconds until it gives out fragrance. Pour in the shredded green peppers. Stir-fry over medium fire for 30 seconds. Add some salt, and mix up.
Add in the fried pork shreds. Stir to mix well with green peppers. Pour in water starch. Combine well and heat over big fire until the dish becomes a little sticky which shall take 20-30 seconds. Turn off the heat. Serve on an exquisite plate.
The Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Peppers is cooked now. It looks very delicious.
Useful Tips for Cooking Process:
2. Green peppers should be fried over high heat quickly; otherwise, they will taste soft and withered.
3. To make the dish successfully, it is suggested to strictly obey the above recipe – frying the green peppers and lean pork separately, then combing them, or the freshness will be diminished.
Benefits of Stir-fried Shredded Pork with Green Pepper
2. Tonifying spleen and stomach
3. Promoting blood circulation
4. Preventig cancer if consuming for a long time
5. Losing weight
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