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The incredibly delectable black beans have their roots in Chinese cuisine where they are referred to as Douchi. The black bean sauce is made by a process called fermentation, which along with salt, turns the soybeans black in color due to a reaction with the enzymes released at high temperatures. It is a cooking sauce, rather than a condiment and is used in a variety of meat, vegetable and seafood dishes to add a unique earthy flavor and texture to the food. The Douchi not only provides healthy addition to your favorite pork dishes, but also adds a subtle savory flavor which is highly reminiscent of the Asian culture. So let’s have a look at one such amazing pork stir fry dish made with the help of black beans and spring greens.
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For this recipe you would be needing two tablespoons of dry sherry or shaoxing wine, I tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp castor sugar, 3 tsp corn flour, 4*100 gram pork shoulder steaks, 2 garlic cloves, a piece of ginger, 5 spring onions, 400 gm spring greens, 1 tbsp fermented black beans and some groundnut oil for cooking.
You can begin at least 30 minutes or even a day before, by preparing a mixture of dry sherry or shaoxing wine with corn flour, sugar and soy sauce in a bowl and letting it sit for some time. After the marinade is ready, you can toss in sliced and trimmed pork into the bowl and mix well. While the marinade stands on the side for half an hour, you can peel and chop the green veggies, garlic, ginger, spring onions and chilies. Rinse the fermented black beans with running water and drain. Place a wok on the flame and heat some groundnut oil in it until it starts to smoke. Toss in the drained pork strips into the steaming wok and stir fry them for a minute. Add ginger, garlic and chilies to the wok and stir fry the ingredients for one more minute. Next, you can throw in the spring onions, black beans and spring veggies into the wok and continue stir frying at high flame for a couple of minutes. Once the vegetables start to soften, you can take them off the flame and serve on a bed of steamed rice with some soy sauce on the side.
The lip smacking dish is not only rich in flavor and aroma, but also loaded with several nutrients such as proteins and carbohydrates, both of which are great for the growth and development of your body.