Friday, 25 April 2008

Pork Yuk Sung (Pork in Lettuce Leaves)

Easy to make at home recipe for Pork Yuk Sung!
We had this a while ago in a Chinese restaurant and have been a fan of this dish ever since.  Some places add a few spoonfuls of plain boiled rice to the cooked pork mixture. 


 I think this tastes as near to the dish that is served in restaurants as you can get. I served it as a starter to Kung Po Chicken.


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To serve 6 as a starter you will need:
Sesame oil for frying (about 1/2 a Tablespoon)

1 Iceberg Lettuce
500g Ground Pork

Fresh Ginger - finely grated2 Cloves of Garlic - finely chopped
2 Spring Onions
- finely chopped
1 Stalk of Celery - finely
chopped

1 x 220g Can of Water Chestnuts - finely chopped

For the sauce mixture:
1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce

1 Tablespoon of Shaoxing (Chinese Rice Wine) or you could use Dry Sherry

1 Teaspoon Sugar

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
How to do it:
Wash the lettuce, dry, and being careful not to tear the leaves, separate leaves keeping them whole. Pat dry and put to one side.
You want to use pork mince with a low fat content of no more than 3% (Otherwise this dish can be a bit on the grea sy side)
In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, shaoxing and sugar and sesame oil.
Do not leave out the sugar as it just won't be the same!
Heat the 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and spring onions and fry until the garlic a nd ginger are aromatic.
Add the minced pork and cook until the pork is browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the water chestnuts, and celery to the frying pan and cook over a medium heat.
Then put the pork back in the pan and continue to cook at medium heat until sauce is reduced and mixture becomes drye
r and the pork is brown.
To serve:
Lay out a lettuce leaf and spoon a big heap of the c ooked mixture into the middle and fold into a wrap and eat immediately.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

That looks good and sounds really tasty. Lettuce wraps are always fun!

My friends call me Tulip said...

I love yuk sung and make it often. Yours looks wonderful Jan...can I come for dinner?

ratfur said...

We've had this recipe at a friends and it is gorgeous, to add a little extra crunch, try crispy noodles to accompany it! Yum yum!

Anonymous said...

this is a fantastic recipe,and tastes exactly how my mom used to make it for me when i was younger. will be making this for many years as its aways a winner for guests and a personal favourite :)

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