Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hot and Sour Pork Stew


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. pork loin, cut into chunks
  • 1 head of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts
  • A handful of chopped cilantro

  • Place the pork in a medium-size pot together with the garlic, soy sauce, pepper, vinegar and bay leaves; let stand for 2 hours.
  • Transfer the pieces of garlic from the pot to a separate pan and fry in hot oil until brown.
  • Add pork pieces to the garlic and then fry until brown.
  • Drain.
  • Add reserved marinade and chicken broth to the fried pork and garlic; simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls and sprinkle on peanuts, cilantro, and liberal amounts of freshly ground black pepper.

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