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Pig Tongue with Hair Seaweed

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Pig Tongue with Hair Seaweed
1/2 ounce hair seaweed, soaked in warm water until soft, then drained and tossed with the oil. Set this aside.
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 slices fresh ginger, one finely minced
1 pig tongue, simmered for two hours in water just below the boiling point, then remove, peel and thinly slice the tongue
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
1 Tablespoon Shao Xing wine
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon rock sugar, crushed
3 leaves lettuce, slivered
1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
1. Simmer the cooked tongue with slice of fresh ginger, oyster sauce, wine, and the rock sugar, then toss it with the cornstarch. Next, remove from the heat, and let it rest for half an hour. Then toss with the crushed sugar.
2. Wash the lettuce, blanch it for one minute, toss it with the soy sauce, and put it on a serving platter. Put the tongue slices around the outside of the platter, the hair seaweed in the middle.

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