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Chinese Chili Pork Recipe
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My Party Star
Of late I have been telling my readers a lot about how to make cakes, smoothies, desserts and sweet dishes. I need to take a break. Now I want to share my kitchen secrets about making something hot, something very spicy and something that can change an entire mood of a party. It has to be an appetizer that can be made without any elaborate preparation. You see I always focus on making my recipes simple. There is nothing ceremonial about them. They have to be very simple like us, like our everyday lives. The recipes will have to be so easy that will let anybody and everybody try them out. Yet they have to be unique and they have to be immaculate in their flavor.
Last Friday there was a small party in our home. You can call it a TGIF party. Many of our friends dropped in. That day everybody unanimously appreciated an appetizer that I made without a lot of effort. That appetizer was such a huge success that some of my friends suggested that I should make it every time I throw a party in my home. Some even wanted its recipe for themselves. My Chili Pork became the Star of the party! Seriously all their compliments made my day.
Love Pork and Eat Pork
Pork or pig meat is widely consumed worldwide. Still it has a handful of fans among Indians, especially Hindus. But I, being a Hindu by religion, love pork like anything. I am a self proclaimed voracious eater. Everything that will taste good under the sun can find a route to my stomach. I love pork for its rich and succulent taste. Pork meat can be eaten freshly cooked like in Chili Pork or it can be preserved in the form of ham and sausages and eaten later. In both the cases it can taste great.
Chinese cuisines encourages the use of pork for its sweet and distinct flavor. Chinese Chili Pork and Sweet and Sour Pork are some of the world-famous Chinese dishes to name a few. Like Chicken, Pork can be easily cooked. Although Pork is a red meat, but fat trimmed pork meat is healthier than beef or lamb meat and quite comparable to turkey meat in terms of calorie. U.S National Pork Board considered Pork as the "other white meat" making it similar to chicken and turkey. So if you love pork, eat pork without any guilt.
The Pork I bought
I bought this stew-cut pork meat from Walmart. It was boneless. It saved me the extra time to cut it into small pieces. You can also check your local market or departmental store for fat-free pork meat. Those who do not want to use pork, replace it with boneless chicken cubes.
My Chili Pork- Easy Pictorial Guide
- 300 grams Stew cut Pork, boneless
- 1 cup Mushroom, chopped
- 1 Bell Pepper Red, chopped
- 1 Bell Pepper Orange, chopped
- 1 Bell Pepper Green, chopped
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 3 - 4 Green Chili, sliced
- 3 - 4 cubes Garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 inch Ginger, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Spring Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Egg, fresh
- 1/2 cup Cornflour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoon White Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 2 teaspoon Chinese Salt, optional
- 2 teaspoon Vinegar
- 2 tablesppon Dark Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Red Chili Sauce
- 1/2 cup Oil
- In a bowl marinate pork pieces with soy sauce, vinegar, white pepper powder, Chinese salt and egg for almost 1 hour.
- After 1 hour drip off the excess marinade from the pieces and coat them generously in cornflour and deep fry them in hot oil until they turn crispy golden brown in color.
- Soak off the excess oil from the fried pork pieces with the help of a tissue paper.
- Next lightly fry the mushrooms and keep aside.
- After this temper the oil with freshly sliced ginger, garlic and green chili.
- Add the onions and the multi-colored bell peppers next and fry them in high heat until they turn crispy.
- Add the fried mushroom in the pan and toss the veggies together.
- Next add salt, white pepper powder, vinegar,soy sauce and chili sauce. Blend them well.
- Finally add the fried pork pieces. Before turning off the heat sprinkle some Chinese salt and sugar and toss everything for the last time.
- Sprinkle some fresh chopped spring onions before serving. Your tasty Chili Pork appetizer is ready to rock the party!
|Serving size: 1 plate|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Carbohydrates 12 g||4%|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 23 g||46%|
|Cholesterol 54 mg||18%|
|Sodium 394 mg||16%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- I love mushroom for its meaty texture. It helps in adding taste to the dish. If you do not like mushrooms you can replace it with carrots and celery. More and more veggies will definitely add on to the taste of this dish.
- I cooked the entire dish in a frying pan but Chinese dishes like chili pork are prepared best in a wok. Use one for better results.
What goes well with Chili Pork?
Apart from hard or soft drinks hot chili pork tastes exceedingly well with Chinese fried rice or Chinese fried noodles.
What would you love to have with chili pork?
Check out my Chinese hot and sour soup recipe
- Spicy Hot and Sour Chicken Soup
A deliciously healthy yet tasty soup recipe that in no time will conquer your souls.
© 2014 Deblina Banerjee