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Pork and Shrimp Balls on Banana or Lotus Leaves

Mixed Meats and/or Seafoods

Pork and Shrimp Balls on Banana or Lotus Leaves
Ingredients:
1 dry banana or lotus leaf, soaked for one hour
1 pound ground or minced pork
1/2 pound minced fresh shrimp
1/4 pound zha cai or another green leafy vegetable, minced
cup Napa cabbage leaves, minced
3 green chili peppers, seeded and minced
pound soft doufu
2 Tablespoons minced coriander leaves
1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 shallots, peeled and mince fine
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation:
1. Cut banana or lotus leaves into two-inch squares and set aside on a heat-proof platter.
2. Mix all the other ingredients and make one- or two-inch balls.
3. Place these balls on the cut leaf pieces and steam over boiling water for twenty minutes, then serve.

                                                                                                                                                       
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