One of the must have vegetables during the Lunar New Year will be leeks ! As the Chinese name of leeks implies prosperity, so most Chinese families will certainly stock up some leeks during the CNY without fail. Even if the price tends to be more expensive during the festive, you can do without most others but never for leeks vegetables. And the way most old folks love it will be to cook them with some roast pork. I added a little twist and colors to the dish today by incorporating some scrambled eggs as well to make it into a wholesome one-plater which you can easily enjoy with some plain white rice or congee. Simple as it may seem, but very fragrant and satisfying as a dish on itself.
Leeks need to be sliced diagonally to bring out its aroma and usually the white parts are the more tasty ones to enjoy. Hope you love leeks too and be sure to have more of it during this festive season !
Check out other recipes for leeks here :
Stir Fry Leek with Prawns & Mushrooms
Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉
Stir Fry Leeks with Scrambled Eggs & Roast Pork 蒜香煎蛋炒烧肉Course: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
280-300g leek, sliced diagonally
200g roast pork, cut into cubes
2 eggs, lightly beaten with pinch of salt and pepper
3 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 red chilli, diced
- Seasoning :
1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp cooking wine
3/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
- Heat up 2 tbsp cooking oil and stir fry the roast pork to release its aroma into the oil.
- Remove the roast pork and with the residual oil, add in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs till dry and set aside.
- Add in balance cooking oil and stir fry minced garlic and chillies till fragrant.
- Add in green parts of leeks and stir fry till they withered.
- Add in seasoning sauce and mix well. Add in balance white parts of leeks and stir fry on high heat till all has turned soft.
- Add in the roast pork and scrambled eggs and give me a few quick stirs to mix well. Off heat and serve hot immediately to enjoy !
- Leeks are to be sliced diagonally to bring out its best flavors.
- The white parts tend to be more fragrant than the green parts and will withered faster too, hence to cook them separately.