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Stuffed Cucumber (Yeung cheng kwar) and Stuffed Sweet Green Peppers (Yeung ching chu)

April 23, 2018

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 cucumber; 3 1/2 oz. minced pork
1 teaspoon water chestnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon bamboo shoots, chopped
1 teaspoon spring onion, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 1/3 tablespoon soy sauce; 1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons sherry; 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
2 teaspoons cornflour; 3 tablespoons peanut oil
1/4 pint chicken stock; 1/4 teaspoon salt

Peel the cucumber and cut into 4 sections. Remove the seeds without cutting through the opposite end. Mix the pork with the water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, onion and ginger. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sugar 3 teaspoons ginger sherry and 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate. Mix well and use to stuff cucumber. Sprinkle the stuffing with 1 teaspoonful cornflour. Heat the oil in a pan, put in the cucumber, meat side down and fry for 2 minutes. Then turn the cucumbers over on to their sides and add the chicken stock, remaining soy sauce and sherry, salt and 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate. Cover and cook over low heat for about 15-20 minutes. Thicken with the remaining cornflour mixed smoothly with 2 tablespoons water. Place in hot serving dish, garnish with onion flowers (see deep-fat fried chicken on Card No. 8).

Stuffed Sweet Green Peppers
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need

4 sweet green peppers
6oz. minced pork
1 oz. canned water chestnuts, chopped
few canned bamboo shoots, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon spring onions, chopped
2 tablespoons sherry
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch salt
1 teaspoon cornflour
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate

Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Mix the pork, chestnuts, bamboo shoots, ginger and onion together. Add sherry, 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce and salt and mix well. Stuff peppers with this mixture, sprinkle with cornflour. Heat the oil, put in the peppers meat side down and fry for 2 minutes. Add sugar, remaining soy sauce, monosodium glutamate and 1/4 pink water. Cook for 10 minutes or until pork is well cooked. Garnish with two onion flowers as the photograph shows, serve hot.


© Shufunotomo., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

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