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Shanghainese La Mian with Sauteed Minced Pork
Rice, Noodles, and Other Grain Foods
|Shanghainese La Mian with Sauteed Minced Pork|
1/4 pound Shanghainese dried la mian noodles
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons minced lean pork
1 small fresh Chinese black mushroom, minced
1 small shallot, minced
1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced scallion, green part
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh chili pepper
2 Tablespoons liquid chicken broth
1 teaspoon hot bean paste
1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
dash ground white pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with one teaspoon of cold water
1 small sprig fresh coriander for garnish
1. Soak noodles in cold water for ten minutes. Then poach them in boiling water for five minutes, drain, and put on a serving plate or in a bowl.
2. Heat oil and saute pork for one minute, then add minced mushroom, shallot, garlic, ginger, scallion, and the chili pepper and saute for another minute.
3. Mix chicken broth, hot bean paste, oyster sauce, sugar, white pepper, and cornstarch mixture and stir-fry one minute more until thick. Pour over the noodles, garnish with coriander, and serve.