Sunday, February 10, 2013

Szechwan Spiced Ground Pork

Pork and dill pickles???  This recipe sounded so odd I had to try it and then fell in love.  It has a quite the flavor.  The dill pickles are not authentic, but are an acceptable alternative and are easier to buy.  Don’t hesitate to try.  Adjust the garlic and ginger to your personal taste.     

1 Onion, chopped
2 tsp. Oil
1 Pd. Ground Pork
1 C. Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp. Sugar
4 Tbsp. soy sauce
½ C. Dill Pickle, chopped
3 inch Ginger, peeled and grated
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 ½ tsp. Cornstarch, dissolved in water

Heat oil in skillet.  Sauté onion until translucent.  Add garlic and ginger.  Sauté 1 minute.  Add pork.  Cook until done, breaking up into small pieces.  Add remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine.  Simmer over low heat with lid on for 20 – 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.  Serve over rice.