Pork Recipes

Braised Oysters and Pork recipe

Hereís a traditional Eastern dish you wonít find at most Chinese take-out joints. Itís worth the time to find dried oysters and mushrooms for this delicate and delectable recipe.


12 dried oysters
4 dried black mushrooms
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup boneless pork butt, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup bamboo shoots, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups chicken or beef broth
3 tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste


1) Soak oysters and mushrooms in two separate small bowls of water to cover until soft. Drain and set aside.

2) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add pork; cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

3) Add bamboo shoots and garlic to skillet; cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add reserved oysters and mushrooms; stir well.

4) Add broth to skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook 1 hour.

5) Combine water, cornstarch, and soy sauce in a small bowl; whisk well. Add to pork mixture; stir well until thickened, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve.

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Published: February 1, 2011
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