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Thursday, July 27, 2017


This is a traditional Chinese recipe for pork steak.  A very simple recipe with the main ingredient, pork that goes with a fragrant, tasty sauce consisting of the common seasoning ingredients.  It is called a pork steak [Western] probably because Worcestershire sauce is used, if it is not then I supposed it is a sweet and sour pork.  This dish reminds me of my mum's cooking, simple and tasty.
Anyway,  this is an appetizing dish.  The meat slices are tender probably because of the marinade and tastes sweet, savoury and sourish with a tinge of Worcester sauce.   A lovely dish to serve with plain white rice and some freshly cut vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes or salad leaves.
The recipes in this cookbook used Msg as seasoning, you can omit or substitute with other seasoning or reduce the amount.
Recipe adapted from Chinese Cuisine Cookbook with modifications
300 gm pork tenderloin – cut ¼ inch thick slices, tenderize with a mallet
1 small onion – peeled and thinly sliced
1 red chilli – seeded and cut strips
1 tbsp cooking wine
½ tsp  of salt and baking powder
Dash of msg
½ tbsp cooking wine
2 tbsp water
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
Seasoning Sauce [combined]
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
Dash of msg
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
½ tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
6 tbsp water
  1. Marinate pork slices for at least an hour.
  2. Heat a non stick wok with 1 tbsp cooking oil, pan fry meat slices until golden brown on both sides.  Add cooking wine.
  3. Push aside, add in onions and red chilli, fry until aromatic.
  4. Pour in the seasoning sauce, stir fry to mix and coat well. Simmer until sauce is reduced and thick.
  5. Dish up to serve immediately.
Cookbook Countdown

I am sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event #19 hosted by Joyce and Emily of Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray respectively

1 comment:

kitchen flavours said...

I find that old cookbooks recipes are fond of using msg. This is another delicious dish that looks really good with a bowl of rice and some green veggies.

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