Friday, April 24, 2009

Stir fry pork and liver

This is a 'confinement' dish, meant for woman in confinement after giving birth.
This dish is to replenish the blood as it has pig's liver.
As it is fried with lots of ginger and sesame seed oil, its heaty and can help to repel wind from the body.

It taste very good but can only eat once in a while cos liver is high in cholesterol.
Once piece of liver from NTUC is too much for 2 pax so i always keep some for making supper.
Tell you more about supper at the end of this entry.

What do you need:
- 1 piece of pig's liver from NTUC (thinly sliced, as thin as possible)
- half a piece of pork from NTUC (thinly sliced, as thin as possible)
- 3 stalks of spring onion (1 cm length for the white part, 1 inch length for the green part)
- 1 large piece of ginger (length of your thumb, peel, sliced thinly into strips)
- Dark soya sauce, light soya sauce, pepper, chinese wine, corn flour
- sesame seed oil

How to do it?
In separate bowls, marinate the pork and liver with light soya sauce, pepper, chinese wine and sesame seed oil for at least 20 mins in the fridge
Before cooking, add 1 teaspoon of corn flour each and mix well

Heat pan and add 2 tablespoon of sesame seed oil.
Add ginger and turn heat to low.

Fry with low heat until ginger become crisp and turns brown

Turn up heat to medium and add pork.
Stir fry until its no longer pinkish.
Add liver and stir fry for 2 mins.
Add 2 teaspoon of chinese wine and 1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce.
Stir fry for another 3 mins until liver no longer oozes blood and turns dark brown.
By now, the wine should already be dried up and the pan should be dry.

Add spring onions, 1 tablespoon of water and 2 more tablespoon of wine.
Quick fry with high heat for 1 min.
Add final dash of sesame seed oil and serve.

Liver soup for supper
Place 5-8 pieces of liver (marinated but without corn flour) in a bowl, bring soup to boil and pour boiling soup into the bowl. Cover bowl with a plate.
Keep bowl covered and let the heat of the soup cook the liver for 5 mins.
Cooking liver this way makes the liver especially tender and the soup will be exceptionally sweet.
Try it.

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