I love baby leeks. They are so tender and they have a natural sweetness of their own. I love the dark green colour which looks very healthy to the body. This is one dish that my family loves. My greatest expression of love to my family is to cook healthy meals. It’s of course never easy. I want my family to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. Sometimes it’s hard to keep the balance. I find that an occasional treat does the trick. In that way, everyone doesn’t feel deprived.
My family loves belly pork…..either baked with a lot of garlic, salt and pepper or braised with a lot of seasonings. Of course they can’t have that all the time. It’s too fat and unhealthy. I make that only on occasions. I’ve just made some garlic pork the other day. It comes very handy when I need to add flavour to vegetables or fried noodles or even with rice porridge (congee). Here’s my recipe to share. This amount is for 3 persons.
Rub belly pork with salt, pepper powder and minced garlic. Leave to marinade a few hours. The amount of salt, garlic and pepper powder used is up to individual preference. I used quite a lot. My family loves garlic.
Bake the marinated pork in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius until lightly golden and cooked. The length of time depends on the amount and thickness of the belly pork. When it has cooled down, slice some of it into average slices. The amount depends on how much you want to add to your vegetables.
Wash the leeks very clean. Then slice them
Heat up a little oil in a wide based frying pan. Add in the belly pork slices and fry until slightly crisp and golden. Ohhh….the smell is sooooo gooood! Dish up the crisp pork leaving behind the oil. Add in all the vegetables and fry. You can add in 1-2 spoons of water and cover to quicken the frying. Add in some oyster sauce, not too much though as the oil is salty from frying the pork. Mix well and dish it up onto a plate. Garnish the top of the vegetables with the crisp belly pork slices. It is really delicious.
Do you like to eat leeks? Have you tried baby leeks? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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