Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stir-fry arrow head with leek and pork fillet ~ 慈菇大葱炒肉片


Arrow heads which are only available here during the Chinese New Year are much sought after for making chips during the festive season, or just slicing them up to steam with Chinese sausages or waxed meat, also available during this time of the year.   I cooked them in a stir-fry with leeks and some pork fillet.  You can also check out  another recipe which I posted some time back.





Recipe for  Stir-fry arrow head  with leek and pork fillet  ~  慈菇大葱

    Ingredients

    • 150 gm pork fillet
    • 350 gm arrow heads, about 6
    • 2 China leeks
    • 2 tsp oyster sauce
    • 1/8 tsp sugar (optional)
    • 4 cups water
    • Salt and light soya sauce to taste
    • 2 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water to thicken
    • Shaoxing cooking wine
    Method
    1. Slice up the pork fillet, season with some salt and pepper.
    2. Peel off the skin from the arrow heads and smash them up.
    3. Slice up the leeks, diagonally.
    4. Heat up the wok with some soil, lightly stir-fry the pork fillet, then toss in the smashed arrow heads.
    5. Add in the water, mix in the oyster sauce and sugar. Let it cook and simmer, close lid.
    6. Once the arrow heads are soft and cooked through, add in the leeks, stir-fry.
    7. Fine tune to taste with salt and light soya sauce.
    8. Add in the cornflour thickening and drizzle on the Shaoxing cooking wine.
    9. Dish out and serve immediately with rice.






11 comments:

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  1. Cheah, I've never tried this dish before. Looks delicious and easy to cook.

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    1. Yes, it's easy to cook and give it a try if you can find the arrowheads!

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  2. I miss arrowhead mushrooms. This stirfry looks very tasty, Cheah.

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  3. Hi Cheah , his dish is ne o me , sounds delicious , I ill r I . hanks ;)

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  4. Cheah , I had to Google arrowhead first before commenting . I thought arrowhead is a younger version of water chestnut , both look similar except for color - arrowhead though from what I've read , is starchy :D It looks appetizing and you just gave me an idea what to cook , hopefully , I can find it at the wet market tomorrow !

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    1. Water chestnut can be eaten raw but I'm not sure about arrowheads. Over here, they're only available during the CNY season and are imported from China.

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  5. Gorgeous. I so love home-cooking styled dishes ♥ ♥ ♥ ^.^

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  6. Such a simple and delicious dish, so good with rice!

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  7. Hi Cheah,
    I sometimes cook this with siew yok. I love your version too, you use lean meat.
    Will try this out since I saw some arrowhead still selling in the supermarket.
    mui

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