Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Braised Pork in Soy Sauce (non-thanksgiving recipe)

There has been a hunk of pork sitting in my freezer begging to be eaten.
Luckily for me, my boyfriend also likes meat braised in soy sauce.
(He liked the time I made Braised Chicken in Soy Sauce.... unfortunately, I did not document that recipe on this blog).
So here is the braised pork recipe to make up for it!

Braised Pork in Soy Sauce

- 2 pounds of pork
- 3.5 cups boiling water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 slices of ginger
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce

1. Defrost and trim fat off your chunk of pork.

2. If your pork is bone-in, then debone the pork, then cut into small cubes.
(Save the bone for later use, like making soup broth!)

3. Blanch your pork in 3 cups of boiling water.
(To blanch, is to boil your food, in this case the pork, in water for about 30 seconds). I do this to rid the meat of any foam.

4. Wash your pork pieces under cold running water.

5. In a seperate pot or saucepan, boil the remaining 1/2 cup of water, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic.

6. When sauce boils, submerge the pork cubes in the sauce. If there is not enough sauce, then ad some more soy sauce and water.

7. Simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes, or unti fully cooked.

Enjoy the pork on steamed white rice, and be sure to also pour the sauce onto your rice.

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