When I bought some dried oysters from the grocers, I asked the shopkeeper what other dishes can be prepared with oysters, other than making soup or braised with pig trotters. He suggested that I steam them with some mince pork and water chestnuts, and said that this is a highly recommended Cantonese dish. Although I'm Cantonese, but this is the first time that I'm trying this out and must admit that it does taste good!
mince pork, chopped water chestnuts and dried oysters, all mixed together with cornflour, salt, etc ......
Easy, quick and simple to prepare.
Garnish with chopped spring onions and coriander.
Tasty and a bit crunchy because of the water chestnuts.
Recipe for Steamed mince pork with oysters and water chestnuts
- 400 gm mince pork
- 4 dried oysters, washed and chopped
- 4 water chestnuts, peeled and chopped
- 3 Tsp cornflour
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tsp salt
- 1 Tsp light soya sauce
- a dash of pepper
- sesame oil
- Place the mince pork on a plate, add in the chopped oysters and water chestnuts.
- Mix in the cornflour, water, salt, light soya sauce and pepper.
- Combine into a paste and steam under rapidly boiling water for about 20 mins., until the meat is thoroughly cooked through.
- Garnish with chopped spring onions, coriander, add a dash of pepper and drizzle in some sesame oil.
- Serve hot with rice.