Steamed minced pork with salted fish is quite a common dish in Chinese households. The salted fish is an acquired taste and it can be sweet smelling to some while others may simply detest it. There are variations to this dish, some people may use minced pork and others may use thinly sliced pork belly.
Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish ~ 咸鱼蒸肉饼
300 gm minced pork (with some slightly fatty pork)
2 tsp Shaoxing wine
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp ground ginger
30 gm salted fish, sliced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp sugar
some finely julienned ginger
sesame oil to drizzle
With a pair of chopsticks mix the minced pork with the wine, water,
cornflour, salt, sugar and ground ginger to form a paste
Let rest for half an hour
Transfer the mixture to a heat-proof plate and level with the back of the spoon
Place sliced salted fish on top
Sprinkle with the julienned ginger
Steam under rapidly boiling water for about 10 mins.
Turn off heat and let the dish sit for 2 to 3 mins.
Drizzle on some sesame oil
Serve hot with rice or porridge