Four Happiness Pork

Braised Pork on Spoon
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  • 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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The author writes of this Shanghai specialty: "You will not find this dish on restaurant menus because it is too time-consuming. However, it is as common to Chinese families as roast beef is to Western families. It is delicious with steamed buns and any vegetable dish."

 Reprinted with permission from Madame Wong's Long-Life Chinese Cookbook.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean pork
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 6 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 Scallion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

How to Make It

  1. Put pork in boiling water. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Cut pork into 2-inch cubes.
  3. Put pork and 1 cup water in an earthenware or any other heavy pot. Bring water to boil. Add sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and scallion.
  4. Cover pot tightly. Simmer over very low heat 2 hours.
  5. Add sugar. Bring to high heat. Baste until gravy coats the meat.
  6. May be prepared in advance. May be frozen. Reheat before serving.