Heidi shared two recipes in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen. Heidi made a salad and a dessert. It is always a pleasure to have Heidi demonstrates in the kitchen as her recipes are always very original.
The Pork Cheek came out very tasty and tender. Heidi used Mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking seasoning to marinate the pork cheek which gives the sweetness to the pork. The Thai flavour dressing gives a kick to the salad. The sour and spicy dressing certainly brings up ones appetite.
- 4 pieces of pork cheek
- 2 tablespoons Mirin
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallot and garlic each
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce (good quality)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, shallot and Thai chili each
Heidi emphasized on using a good quality fish sauce for the dressing as it makes a big difference in taste. Cheap fish sauce usually has too much salt in it and does not taste good. Fish sauce is usually used in small amount and a good quality bottle just cost from $7 to $10. A bottle goes a long way.
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Heidi marinated the pork the night before as it takes at least four hours to marinate the pork.
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What is pork cheek in chinese? Thanks
Rachel, Suanne – pork cheek should be ??? in Chinese.
Hmm…. the ??? in the post above should have been three Chinese characters. It is “chu gang zhek” in Cantonese – or menu item #16 on this link: http://www.tropika-canada.com/appetizers_2_ch.html