Friday, May 23, 2014

Lychee Pork 荔枝肉


When my daughter enjoying this dish, she keep saying this is tooooo yummy and non-stop eating..Maybe due to she likes lychee a lot ^_^. Anyway, I have to agreed with her, this dish is full of flavours, sweet, sour and savoury, something like sweet and sour pork. And love the juicy lychee hide inside the pork balls. Lychee is in season now, it is cheap and fresh, quickly to get some to try this out.
Lychee pork is a famous traditional Hokkien dish, especially Fu Zhou peoples like to cook it. A thin slice of pork to wrap with fresh lychee, to reassemble like a lychee shape ( you can use canned lychee but prefer to use fresh lychee). Sometime, people also replace lychee with pineapple or water chestnut.





 
Lets see how to cook this famous Fuzhou dish..


 
The thin slice of pork to cut like checkered pattern, so after deep fried, it look like lychee skin..

 
There is a special ingredient in this recipe which Fuzhou use a lot, red yeast paste 红酒糟 . If you couldn't find it, it should be ok to omit as I found there was no evidence of this taste (while hot I can taste it, but after cool can't detect anymore) , more to give the nice red colour to this dish and to reassemble like lychee look.








 
 

Lychee Pork 荔枝肉 
280g pork loin
10 fresh lychee or you may replace with canned lychee, halved and remove the brown part 
Marinate:
2tsp red yeast paste
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp Chinese Shaoxing wine
½ egg yolk
1tbsp water
1tsp tapioca flour
2tsp potato starch 
 
Sweet and Sour sauce:
1tsp red yeast paste
1/2tsp dark soy sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ spring onion, sliced
1tbsp sugar
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp Chinese Shaoxing wine
1tbsp white vinegar
1/2tsp sesame oil
4tbsp tomato ketchup
1tsp tapioca flour
4tbsp water 
Method
  1. Thinly slice the pork loin into 2mm-3mm slice.
  2. Slice pork diagonal with a sharp knife but not all the way through, to create a checkered pattern.
  3. Add marinate ingredients with pork slices, mix well and marinate for 30mins.
  4. Lay a piece of pork slices (checkered pattern at the bottom), then place a piece of lychee on the pork, wrap and form into balls, look like a lychee fruit.
  5. Deep fry pork balls in a wok till golden brown. Place fried pork balls on a serving plate.
  6. To prepare sweet and sour sauce, mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl, then heat 1tbsp cooking oil, sauté garlic and spring onion, pour sauce into the wok and stir well.
  7. Pour the sauce over the deep fried lychee pork balls and serve hot.
Inspired by a TV HHD program, Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

 

40 comments:

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Looks simple and yet delicious dish !
Since you said that this is a "Fu Zhao Dish", I would like to have a try cause,Shaun is a "Fu Zhao". Thanks for the recipe.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow this looks amazing love lychee

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

这个还真的挺特别的,我记下来了:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never seen such a wonderful blending of Lychee and pork. Your preparation is truly awesome. Kudos to you.
Deepa

Somewhere in Singapore said...

U makes me craving for it now, hehe...

Little blue said...

so special and creative but my son and daughter like longan, can put longan inside??!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Little blue, I think ok to use longan kua..

My Little Space said...

This is a very tempting dish. I bet your kids going to polish off everything. :o)
Have a great weekend dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Victoria Bakes said...

what a fragrant dish.. a very good way to use up the lychees in the house

Victoria Bakes said...

what a fragrant dish.. a very good way to use up the lychees in the house

ICook4Fun said...

When I was back in Malaysia I saw a Hokkien cooking show cooking a dish very similar to this but of course I never copy down the ingredients.now I can cook this base on your recipe. Thanks Sonia for sharing.

0620 said...

好特别,感觉好好吃的样子哦
那个酱汁,要那么吸引人咩 XD

Phong Hong said...

Very unique leh! But I am too lazy to take out the lychee seeds and then slice the pork and wrap the lychee. I just wait for you to cook again and I come over hee..hee...

Ann Low said...

I've never tried this dish before. Looks good and delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

Sally said...

听过荔枝肉,原来是这样特别的煮法,
看似很好吃,一定很下饭吧。。:)

Jozelyn Ng said...

This is something that I've never eat before. Will try out if I could buy fresh lychee from the market! Looks yummy!

May Law said...

这个很好吃, 我吃过的是鸡肉包着龙眼!
用猪肉来煮, 我只能看不能吃, 哈哈哈!

Mel said...

From the glimpse of the pic, already knew this is a very delicious dish. Will try one day. Got to buy the red yeast paste first.

Baby Sumo said...

Wah this dish seems so special.... got lychee surprise inside :)

Lite Home Bake said...

This looks so delicious, very interesting dish with the addition of lychee wrapped inside :)

Esther Lau said...

Wah! Lao hao sui lor....Very tempting dish, I must give this a try! Thanks Sifu :)

Jeannie Tay said...

Looks like a must try dish....i too love lychee alot.

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

I like lychee too,must bookmark this dish...tks sonia

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, didn't know that this is a Hokkien dish until I saw this on HHD TV. A very tasty dish. I like the sauce very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,
Do you think I can bake the meat instead of frying?

月亮 said...

好特别,不过可以感觉到很美味

Angie Schneider said...

This must be very delicious!

lena said...

this is very unique, needs a bit of patience and effort to do it..think i better try making popcorn first...haha!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

1st time seeing this lychee pork, very special!

yummylittlecooks said...

Love the idea...looks so delicious!!
Will try it..thanks for sharing :)

Gloria said...

interesting recipe ..looks delicious..tempting clicks too..

Anne Regalado said...

3Very appetizing dish , Sonia ! Not much lychees here yet , the ones I've seen are still green but I guess they're sweet or the vendors won't sell them :D

Amy Cheong, Desirablerecipes said...

Your family love it so will be my family when I cook for them. Thanks for posting this lovely delicious yummy dish.

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Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Oh, never try this dish before. Looks good!

Jess Bakericious said...

Sonia, this is such a special dish, never try b4 but looks so delicious.

Anonymous said...

hi can I omit tapioca flour
& potato starch & replace corn starch.. because seldom use if buy one pkt will waste

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous , should be no problem to replace with corn starch.

Anonymous said...

what is red yeast paste?
tsuki

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

tsuki, red yeast paste is fermented red rice yeast, you can buy from supermarket or organic shop.

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