Fish sauce #2

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Dried black mushrooms
6 Dried lily buds
½ cup Lean pork
½ cup Bamboo shoots
2 cups Chinese lettuce
2 slices Fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sherry
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Oil
1½ cup Water
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Water

1. Separately soak dried mushrooms and lily buds.

2. Cut pork, bamboo shoots, Chinese lettuce and soaked mushrooms in strips. Shred ginger root.

3. Cut soaked lily buds in two; then combine with soy sauce, sherry, salt and sugar.

4. Heat oil. Add shredded ginger and stir-fry a few times. Add pork; stir-fry until it loses its pinkness (2 to 3 minutes).

5. Add julienned vegetables; stir-fry 1 minute more. Add water and heat quickly. Then cook, covered, 2 minutes over medium heat.

6. Meanwhile blend cornstarch and remaining cold water to a paste. First stir in lily bud mixture and heat through; then stir in cornstarch paste to thicken. Pour sauce over deep-fried fish and serve.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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