Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spicy minced pork with vegetables

To make this dish, you'll need some black bean chili sauce. You can pick some up at a Chinese supermarket, although I think they might also sell it at Loblaws too, depending on where you live. I use Lee Kum Kee's guizhou black bean chili sauce which comes in a jar like this:

1 lb ground pork (or turkey)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 ribs celery diced
large handful baby carrots diced
1 tsp of soy sauce or more depending on your taste
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp Chinese cooking wine
2-3 tsp black bean chili sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)
2 cups baby spinach

Brown the pork until cooked through. Drain fat.
Push the meat to the edges of the pan to create a hole. Pour a little oil into the centre to heat and saute the garlic, celery and onions until soft. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and chili sauce, mixing thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss in spinach so that it wilts lightly as you stir everything together.
I usually serve this dish with white rice and wrap with large lettuce leaves.


Kevin said...

That looks good. Black bean sauce is so tasty!

Kimberlita said...

Thanks! Yes, Chinese black beans add such a wonderful salty flavourful kick!