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Roast Pork with Hairy Melon


Roast Pork with Hairy Melon
½ cup vegetable oil
½ pound gluten cut into one-inch slices
2 hairy melons, peeled, cut in half, each half cut into six pieces
5 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon fermented black beans, rinsed and mashed
2 teaspoons shrimp paste
½ pound firm roast pork, cut in thin half-inch pieces
1 Tablespoon Chinese rice wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Heat wok or fry pan, add the oil and in one minute, add the gluten slices and stir-fry them for two minutes. Now drain them on paper towels, and discard the oil.
2. Add the garlic and stir-fry it for one minute, then add the black beans, shrimp paste, salt, sugar, pork and stir- pan.
3. Now add half cup of water, stir well, bring to the boil then reduce the heat, and add the hairy melon pieces. Cover the pan and simmer for twenty minutes, remove the cover and stir once, then stir the cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water and add this to the wok or fry pan, and stir until the sauce thickens. Then transfer everything to a pre-heated bowl and serve.

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