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Roast Pork with Gluten and Fuzzy Melon


Roast Pork with Gluten and Fuzzy Melon
2 peeled fuzzy melons
1 cup vegetable oil
½ pound gluten cut into small pieces
5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and crushed
1 Tablespoon fermented black beans, rinsed and chopped
1 Tablespoon shrimp paste
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
½ pound roast pork, cut into half-inch pieces
2 Tablespoons Chinese rice wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon cold water

1. Rinse melon pieces, then cut each in half lengthwise, then each piece angle-cut into one-to-two inch pieces.
2.Heat wok, add oil, and when hot, deep-fry the gluten, then remove it but not the oil, with a slotted spoon.
3, Remove most of the oil, add the garlic, and stir-fry fr one minute, then add black beans, shrimp paste, salt, sugar, pork, and stir one minute, then return gluten and add the wine and half cup of water and boil for one minute.
4. Now add fuzzy melon and cornstarch mixture and stir until it thickens, then serve in a pre-heated bowl.

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