Four Happiness Pork
You will not find this dish on restaurant menus because it is too time-consuming. However, it is as common to Chinese families as roast beef is to Western families. It is delicious with steamed buns and any vegetable dish.
1 1/2 pounds lean pork
1 cup water
2 tablespoons sherry
6 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 slices ginger
2 tablespoons sugar
Put pork in boiling water. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse in cold water.
Cut pork in 2-inch cubes.
Put pork and 1 cup water in an earthenware or any other heavy pot. Bring water to boil. Add sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and scallion.
Cover pot tightly. Simmer over very low heat 2 hours.
Add sugar. Bring to high heat. Baste until gravy coats the meat.
May be prepared in advance. May be frozen. Reheat before serving.
Yield: 4-6 Servings