Yan jian rou (chili pork)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Lean pork
1 tablespoon Light soy sauce
2 tablespoons Rice wine or dry sherry
1 pinch Salt
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
3 tablespoons Peanut oil
8 ounces Fresh mild chiles
3 tablespoons Finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Red chili powder -- =OR=-
\N \N Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns --
\N \N Roasted
\N \N And crushed
3 tablespoons Water
1 tablespoon Light soy sauce
2 teaspoons Sugar

CUT THE PORK into 3-inch thin slices and combine with the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon rice wine, salt and sesame oil. Cut the chiles in half lengthwise and seed them. Heat a wok or large saute pan until it is hot. Add 1½ tablespoons of peanut oil and the pork, and stir-fry for 1 minute. Remove the pork with a slotted spoon. Reheat the wok and add the remaining oil. When it is very hot, add the fresh chiles, garlic, Return the meat to the wok and heat through. Give the mixture several good stirs, turn onto a platter, and serve. Serves 4 as part of a Chinese meal or 2 as a single dish.


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