Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rock Star Style Ginger Pork

Many Japanese people like ginger. This dish is fit for a rock star or a geisha! Pork(Butaniku-no-Shooga-yaki). You can always find it on menus in Japanese restaurants. It’s also a popular home-cooked dish. I personally like wrapping finely sliced cabbage with ginger pork. The crunchy cabbage absorbs the ginger pork juice and it tastes so good! Eating with lots of veges is a healthy way to enjoy ginger pork.

:arrow: Ingredients (for four people)
  • 2 Tablespoons of sake
  • 2 Tablespoons of mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine for cooking)
  • 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 10 grams of grated ginger
  • 4-6 cabbage leaves
  • One bag of okra
  • A small amount of oil々
:arrow: Recipe
  1. Mix the ingredients for the sauce in advance.
  2. Place finely sliced cabbage on a plate.
  3. Get rid of any bumps from the surface of the okra. Sprinkle some salt onto them and roll them against the chopping board using palms. Rinse the okra with water and microwave them for 1-2 minutes.
  4. A bit of oil in a frying and lightly brown the pork.
  5. Add the sauce to the pan all at once, turn up the heat and quickly cover the pork as the sauce caramelises. When the sauce has thickened, stop cooking and add the pork on to the cabbage.
  6. Stir-fry the okra in the remaining sauce and place it next to the pork.
:idea: Tips:   Note: there is also a recipe that calls fro cinnamon and apple, but this is the basic recipe!
  1. You can adjust the amount of the ingredients according to your preference to make the sauce. If you like it sweet, use more mirin. If you like ginger, put some more in to make it hotter.
  2. You can use any other veges. It’s a great way to eat raw veges as the sauce acts as a salad dressing.
  3. You can use a non-stick frying pan if you are concerned about using too much oil.

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