Poached Spicy Pork Slices, a delicacy in China’s Sichuan Province, it literally means “Water-Boiled Pork Slices”.
The main ingredients of this dish are some kind of meat (usually beef or pork), spices such as chili, pepper and a lot of vegetable oil. It can be eaten in restaurants all over China. I think many people in the area don’t know how to make Sichuan boiled pork slices. In fact, the operation of Sichuan Poached Spicy Pork Slices is very simple. I will write down its specific step process below. I believe that this can be very helpful for you to learn to cook this dish by yourself.
Roughly speaking, the meat is mixed with water, starch and a small amount of salt firstly.
Secondly, we need place the cooked vegetables in the bottom of the serving bowl.
Thirdly, the prepared raw meat is poached into the boiling water and cooked for about 30 seconds. Then remove the meat and place it on top of the vegetables on the plate. At this time, sprinkle seasonings such as chopped dried chili peppers, peppercorns, minced garlic, etc. on the meat.
Finally, pouring the vegetable oil directly over the prepared meat and vegetables when the vegetable oil is heated to near the smoking point in the pan.
This dish maintains the tenderness of the meat by poaching it rather than stirring it. The meat is tender, the vegetables are fresh, the spiciness of the chili peppers and the numbness of the Sichuan peppercorns are perfectly blended. That‘s tasty!
The following are the specific steps of the practical operation of this dish (ShuiZhuRouPian), the explanation is more detailed as following, and sure not fail.
How to Make (12 Steps)
Step1：Slice the Meat and Mix well
Cut the meat into thin slices as much as possible and make sure th will not be too large, and then add the seasonings: appropriate amount of salt, soy sauce, white pepper, an egg white, starch, and just mix them well. Since I cut a bit more meat, I put in a whole egg.
Step2: Marinate for Half an Hour
Then add less oil and marinate for at least half an hour. The longer the time, the more tender the meat, so be patient.
Steps 3: Prepare Minced Shallots and Minced garlic
Chop the shallots and garlic, remember to keep a little chopped green onion separately for decoration later.
Steps 4: Get the Red Oil
To burn the oil, put onion and garlic first, then put Pixian bean paste or red oil bean paste, the taste is the same. If there is a hot pot base, you can put a small piece, the taste will be better, stir-frying with lower heat and you’ll get the red oil.
Steps5：Prepare the Soup to Cook the Vegetables
The red oil watercress is used here. In this step, add an appropriate amount of water, the amount of water will be enough to cook the vegetables for a while, then add salt, MSG, soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and remember to make the taste slightly salty, and finally add a little bit of vinegar! It should be noted that after the soup is boiled, remove the seasoning residue with a slotted spoon.
Steps6: Cook vegetables
Put in the prepared vegetables, whatever you like to eat, cook the vegetables until they are half cooked, remove them with a slotted spoon and put them in the bottom of a large bowl or pot for later use.
Step7: Put Meat into the Soup
Bring the soup to a boil again and turn to a low heat. Slowly add the meat slices into the soup in a circular motion with your hands. After all are put in, be sure not to stir, otherwise it will cause desizing, and the meat will be very broken, so be sure to wait 5-10 seconds, stir a little more and change to medium heat.
Step8: Wait until the Meat Turns White
Wait two or three minutes until the color of the meat turns white.
Step9: Pour the Meat Slices and the Soup into the Large Bowl
Pour the meat slices and the soup into the large bowl where the vegetables were placed. At this time, the soup will feel a little sticky, which is normal because the meat slices have starch on them.
Step10: Burn the Oil
In addition, put some oil in the pot and burn it, and later it will be poured on the meat and seasoning.
Step11: Sprinkle Seasonings on the Surface of the Meat
When the oil is burning, sprinkle some of these seasonings on the meat slices: chopped green onion, minced garlic, sesame pepper, peppercorns, pepper powder, dried chili, chili powder.
Step12: Pour Oil
When the oil in the pan starts to smoke, pour it over the seasoning, and the fragrant poached spicy pork slices are finished.