Monday, August 12, 2013

[Tony's Creation]Stew pork belly with winter melon in Korean soy bean sauce

[Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes| Serve: 4 | Calories: 320 per serving ]

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.: 材料 Ingredients :. 
1- Pork belly, 400g
2- Winter Melon, peeled, core removed, cut into large pieces, 600g
3- Chicken broth, 300ml
4- White pepper flake, 1/2 tsp
5- Ginger slices, 3 slices
6- minced garlic, 1 tbsp
7- Shallots, peeled, sliced, 2 pieces
8- Green onion, stemmed off, sectioned, 1 stalk

.: 汁料 Sauce mixture :.
1- Korean chili sauce, 1 tbsp
2- Korean soy bean paste, 2 tbsp
3- Sesame oil, 1 tsp

.: 做法 Directions :.
Step 1:

Cut the pork into large cubes (2cm wide X 4 cm large).  Add the pork into a pot and cover it with cold water.  Cover and heat it up with medium high heat until the water is boiled.  Continue to cook for 15 minutes.  Rinse the pork under cold water.  Drain it well and put it aside.
Step 2:

Heat the pan with 1 tbsp of oil over medium high heat.  When the pan is hot, add in shallot, ginger, garlic and green onion.  Stir-fry ingredients for 2 minutes.  Add in the pork and stir-fry for another 4 minutes.

Step 3:

Add in the winter melons and stir-fry it for 2 minutes.  Add in the chicken broth and white pepper.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the winter melon is soft.  Add in the sauce mixture.  Stir the sauce mixture ingredient melted completely.  Cover and simmer for another 3 minutes.  Dish it up and serve it hot.
.: 小貼士 Cook's notes :.

1- Do not overcook the winter melons or it will melted into the sauce.
2- Soak the pork into cold water before blanching will help to clean the pork better
3- If it is too difficult to cut the pork when it is raw, blanch the entire pork for 5 minutes.  It will become harder so that you can cut it easily.

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  1. Tony! Thanks for all the recipes - but I really want to say, great working with you! All the best!

    - Nadia

    1. you are welcome. I hope that you love my recipes and will try them out