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Minced Pork And Vegetables

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Ingredients
  Dried mushrooms 1 (Chinese, if available)
  Pork 1 Pound, minced
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 5 Tablespoon
  Water chestnuts 1 , diced
  Celery stalks 3 , diced
  Sliced bamboo shoots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Minced ginger root 2 Teaspoon
  Lettuce head 1 , finely shredded
  Toasted ground almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the mushrooms, cover and soak for 30 minutes.
2) Drain the mushrooms, reserving ½ cup of water and dice mushrooms.
3) In a bowl, combine pork with the sugar, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
4) Let it rest for 10 minutes
5) In another bowl mix together the cornstarch, sherry, mushroom water, and remaining soy sauce.

MAKING
6) In a deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoon of oil, sauté the mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and bamboo shoots for 5 minutes.
7) Remove the mixture from the pan.
8) In the skillet, heat 2 tablespoon of oil, sauté garlic, ginger and pork.
9) Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
10) Add the sautéed vegetables and mix gently.
11) Stir in the cornstarch mixture, until thickened.
12) Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

FINALIZING
13) In another pan, heat the remaining oil and sauté the lettuce for 2 minutes.
14) Add the lettuce to the pork mixture and mix well.

SERVING
15) Remove the Minced Pork And Vegetables into a serving dish and sprinkle with almonds, serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Mincing
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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