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Sweet and Pungent Lotus Root with Pork

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Category: Meat, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Lotus root
  • 1/2 lb Pork butt
  • 2 Slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 tb Peanut oil
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 3 tb Water
  • 1 tb Thin soy sauce
  • 2 tb White vinegar
  • Cornstarch paste


Place pork & ginger in boiling water: simmer for 30 minutes. Immediately
transfer pork to bowl of iced water to cool for another 30 minutes. Slice
pork with the grain in 2" strips. Wash & peel fresh lotus root. Slice
crosswise into 1/4" pieces. Blanch for 10 minutes in same water used for
pork; drain in cold water. Arrange lotus root in circle of overlapping
slices on round serving plate; mound pork in center. Cover & reserve.

In wok or saucepan, heat oil to medium hot. Add sugar, water, soy sauce &
vinegar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then add cornstarch paste to make
light sauce. Cook briefly. Pour sauce over lotus root & pork. Allow to
marinate for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve slightly warm.

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