Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Stir fry pork with ginger - not just for woman in confinement

I'm not cooking for ladies in confinement. However, I hear that ginger is especially good for women during confinement or anytime after menstruation. The Chinese postnatal diet is geared towards driving out the "wind" in the body, promoting blood circulation, strengthening the joints and promoting milk supply. The Chinese use a lot of ginger during confinement to expel that "wind" in the stomach. A lot of Chinese moms are thus encouraged to take more ginger in their diets for that purpose. Common dishes include pigs trotters cooked with ginger and vinegar, fish soup and chicken cooked in sesame oil. I hope this ginger zest, furnished with a ginger pork recipe below, will ignite your interest for Weekend Herb Blogging @ Kalyn's Kitchen.

The Stir Fry Pork with Ginger dish is very easy to prepare, and is welcomed by everyone in the family (not just women in confinement). As you know the benefits of ginger, you could flavor up pork and chicken dishes very well, by using ginger. You could use these thin ginger fries in a dish such as Fried Fish with Dark Soy and Ginger dish, and Stir Fry Pork with Ginger is definitely another hot-favorite seen in family-cooked meals. Did I see rapid nods from you ? :P

Stir Fry Pork with Ginger
pork tenderloins, sliced thinly, seasoned with salt and some corn flour
2tbsp dark soy sauce
1tsp oyster sauce
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 ginger, sliced thinly
4-5tsp minced ginger
sesame oil
cooking wine

1. Heat oil in frying pan and fry the garlic and sliced ginger till fragrant
2. Add in pork slices and fry till 70% cooked. Set aside.
3. In the same pan, add in minced ginger, dark soy sauce, and oyster sauce and mix well. When start to simmer, add in the pork again and lightly stir fry till cooked. (Note: cook it fast so that the pork will not be too tough when consumed)
4. At the end of cooking, dash in some sesame oil and cooking wine for more aroma in the dish
5. Garnish with ginger fries

Tender juicy pork slices immersed in natural pork flavors and the full zest of ginger. Another dish or reason(would you need any?) to ask for more rice :)

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