GONG BAO RECIPE (PORK WITH PEANUTS)


Gong Bao is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with pork (for this recipe), peanuts, vegetables (traditionally leek only), and chili peppers. This is classic dish in Sichuan cuisine.

Servings  : 2-4

INGREDIENTS

·         1 lb (500g) pork loin, cut into cubes
·         10 scallions (white parts) cut into ½ in pieces
·         5 garlic cloves, minced
·         1½ tsp ginger
·         5 dried red chilies (I used chili flakes actually)
·         4 tbsp olive oil
·         2 tsp Sichuan pepercorns
·         ½ cup peanuts (your choice)

Marinade
·         2 tbsp soy sauce
·         1 tbsp rice vinegar
·         2 tbsp water
·         1 tsp sesame oil



Sauce
·         2 tbsp sugar
·         1-2 tsp cornstarch
·         2 tbsp soy sauce
·         2 tbsp rice vinegar
·         1 tbsp sesame oil
·         ¼ cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, add pork and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.
2.   In a separate bowl mix all the sauce ingredients.
3.   Heat oil in a wok over medium heat, add chilies and Sichuan peppercorns and cook for 5 minutes, then add the pork.
4.   When pork is almost done, add ginger and garlic and continue cooking.
5.   At the end, when pork is done, add your sauce and scallions and cook for few more minutes until sauce becomes thick.
6.   Add the peanuts and remove from heat.

Recipe from cookingglory.com


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