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Steamed Minced Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables

4.78 stars

Steamed minced meat is simple yet super delicious and a perfect after-work recipe too. This steamed dish is available in most Chinese eateries.

Total Time

Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 40 mins

Dish Type

Side

Alternate Names

冬菜蒸肉饼

Cuisines

Malaysian, Singaporean


Ingredients

Servings:
250 g minced meat
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
2 tbsp Tianjin preserved vegetables
1⁄2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp water
pepper
scallions

Nutrition per Serving

Calories

106 kcal

Carbs

2 g

Fat

4 g

Protein

14 g

Background

Steamed minced pork hails from the Guangdong region in China. Just like other dishes of the Cantonese cuisine, steamed minced pork is light and easy in taste.

How long should it be steamed?

Based on this recipe, steam for about 30 minutes. However, this depends on the amount and thickness of the minced meat that is used.

Ingredients to go with steamed minced meat

Egg is sometimes added to the minced meat. Simply beat 4 eggs with water (same ratio) until they are evenly mixed. Then, pour beaten eggs onto minced meat and steamed as suggested in the recipe.

Substitutes for preserved vegetables and wine

Substitute minced pork with minced chicken if that is your preference. It is optional to add the wine. Without it, the taste would still be marvelous and appetizing.

Salted fish is another ingredient which is popularly paired with steamed minced meat. Place slices of salted fish on minced meat and steam.

I really love this dish because it is so simple to prepare. Not only does it takes a short preparation time, it is perfect for after work when you crave for a fuss free home cooked meal. Have it together with some rice and a simple plate of vegetables. That would sum up a wholesome meal.

Just remember to rinse the preserved vegetables before using as they could be a bit too salty.


Food Snaps

this goes so well with rice!
I added salted dried fish on top. It is delicious.
I find it too salty ...maybe i should 1/2 the seasoning ...
Love this simple and yummy dish. Thank you Grace for showing us how to cook it. Look forward to try the other dishes in your website.
Love this dish :)
Delicious.

How to Prepare

Steamed Minced Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Step 1

Step 1 of 2

  • 250 g minced meat
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp Tianjin preserved vegetables
  • 1⁄2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pepper

Rinse preserved vegetables to remove excess salt. Mix minced meat with sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, pepper and preserved vegetables. Add cornflour and water mixture to minced meat.

Steamed Minced Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Step 2

Step 2 of 2

  • scallions

Place minced meat on a plate and steam for 30 minutes. Garnish with some sliced scallions and serve hot.

Published: March 4, 2014