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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Braised Pork Balls with Chinese Cabbage Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6 - 8

500 g

500 g

375 ml

1 tablespoon

1/4 teaspoon

10 tablespoons

 

Blend together :

1/2 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

 

Seasoning :

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 stalk

1/2 inch

1/2 tablespoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

Pork, finely chopped

Chinese cabbage

Stock

Soy sauce

MSG (optional)

Cooking oil

 

 

Cornstarch

Soy sauce

Water

 

 

Salt

Sesame oil

Rice wine

Spring onion (scallion), chopped

Ginger, chopped

Cornstarch

MSG (optional)

Pepper

Method :
  • Separate soft outer leaves from cabbage stalk. Cut stalks into 2 inch squares.

  • Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a pan and stir fry cabbage stalks till soft.

  • Add stock, cook 5 minutes and turn into a heatproof casserole. Season with soy sauce and MSG.

  • Mix well the pork with seasoning ingredients, throwing lightly against insides of the bowl to combine.

  • Divide into 4 portions and shape into balls, Coat with the cornstarch mixture.

  • Heat remaining oil and fry pork balls till golden brown.

  • Place pork balls on the cabbage stalks in the casserole. Cover with cabbage leaves.

  • Cover casserole and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.

  • Serve hot, in the casserole, if liked.

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