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Imitation Shark Fin In Gourd

Imitation Shark Fin In Gourd
2 large Chinese black mushrooms, soaked for an hour,
stems removed and discarded, then minced
1 Tablespoon shredded bonito, then ground
1 cup cooked belly pork, minced very fine
1/4 cup imitation shark fin, soaked for one hour, steamed
for ten minutes, drained, then minced
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 young Chinese green gourds, each cut into one-inch
slices, a spoonful of seeds removed from each of them
½ cup chicken broth

1. Mix minced mushrooms, ground bonito, and the minced belly pork.
2. Heat wok or fry pan, add the oil, then the mushroom mixture and stir-fry the mushroom mixture for three or four minutes, then remove from the heat and put one to two tablespoons of this on each slice of the gourd; then put about half that amount of the shark fin on top of it.
3. Put these slices on a heat-proof flat or almost flat platter, and steam for ten minutes, then serve.

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