Pork Slices and Pea Sprout Salad
Continuing my quest for cold dish recipes, I found a delightful pork slices and pea sprout salad dish from the spring issue of this magazine. Thin pork slices accompanied with sourish sesame sauce seems like a perfect dish to have for a hot summer's day lunch! However, the recipe calls for white sesame powder, which is an ingredient that I've not heard of, let alone have it in my pantry. So I came up with my own concoction by replacing it with Chinese sesame paste.
Pork Slices and Pea Sprout Salad Recipe
Recipe adapted from 好吃 Vol. 4
Shabu shabu pork slices
Thin slices of seaweed
Miso Sesame Sauce:
1 tbs Chinese sesame paste 芝麻醬
2 tsp miso
2 tsp mirin
1 tbs light soy sauce
1 tbs Japanese mayonaise
1 tbs white rice vinegar
2-3 tbs hot water
1) Blanch pea sprouts in a pot of boiling water. Dish out and soak in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes.
2) Prepare another pot of boiling water, cook the pork slices until cooked through. Set aside.
3) In a small bowl, mix sesame paste and miso with 2 tablespoons of hot water, stir until well combined. If the mixture is still too thick, add another tablespoon of hot water.
4) Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
5) Place pea sprouts on a plate, stack pork slices on top, and then follow by seaweed. Pour sauce on pork slices, serve.