[RECIPE] Shrimp Paste Steamed Pork

NOTE All our recipes are gluten-free

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

This dish is so good, there are always no leftovers and it disappears very quickly! Be aware of fast eaters in the group–protect your portion!

Shrimp Paste Steamed Pork

Ingredients for 3 to 4 servings

  • 500g of half-fat, half-lean pork shoulder streaks (American term: Boston Butt), more toward lean than fat; at the wet market butcher in Hong Kong, ask for 半肥瘦梅頭豬肉,偏瘦
  • 1½ tablespoons of shrimp paste (if you get the Tai O or Lamma Island traditional shrimp paste, they are made without gluten)
  • 1 large slice of ginger (cut into thin shreds)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut oil


Marinating the Pork

  1. Cut the 500g of pork shoulder streaks into think slices, wash it well and put it in a bowl.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of peanut oil.
  3. Mix in the minced garlic.
  4. Add 1½ tablespoons of shrimp paste.
  5. Massage the pork with the marinade and mix well, and leave it to marinate for 10 minutes.

Final touches

  1. Transfer the marinated pork onto a plate, and place the shredded ginger and the red chilli slices on top.
  2. Boil water in a wok or pan with a steam rack and place the cover on it.
  3. Once the water starts boiling, place the plate of pork onto the steam rack in the wok or pan and steam for 12 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Excellent companion to stir-fried vegetables and rice.

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