Stir Fried, Chinese Watermelon Rind
1. Remove hard green rind and weigh the white part on a scale. You may leave a bit of red portion.
2. Cut the watermelon rind (1.) into short and thin strips. Sprinkle salt over the strips, let stand for 5 minutes until soft and watery, then squeeze out excess water.
3. Also, cut the pork and carrot into strips. Trim the bean sprouts at both ends if you prefer. Cut Chinese chive into 2 inches long. Cut shoga into thin strips.
4. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, fry shoga until fragrant, add pork, carrot, bean sprouts, watermelon rinds, and Chinese chive in order. Add oil, salt, pepper and garlic and stir-fry until the seasonings blend, turn off the heat, add starch with the same amount of water, heat again to thicken the sauce, then sprinkle cracked black pepper to finish.
5. Serve hot