Pork meat fried in a bean curd with noodles and Grana Padano
. Difficulty: Medium
. Serves: 4 people
. Preparation time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
. Variety: Pasta
This recipe is taken from the Crossroad Project, that was created to promote Grana Padano cheese and other high quality products from Lombardy in China. Crossroad is a project of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium, together with the Region of Lombardy and Union Camere: a perfect blend of sales and cultural promotion.
The objective of this project was the promotion of quality Italian products as a versatile ingredient of ethnic cuisines, particularly those, like the Chinese, characterised by a long history of cooking traditions, just like Italian cuisine.
Italian PDO products meet the taste of foreign consumers in Italian recipes, but they can also feature successfully in fusion cooking, creating unique and different dishes.
Ingredients60 gr Grana Padano
20 gr extra virgin olive oil from Garda
200 gr noodles
250 gr minced pork meat
25 gr bean curd
5 gr chopped scallion
3 gr fresh ginger
20 gr soy sauce
200 ml clear broth
10 gr cornstarch dissolved in 10 gr water
Water to taste
Salt to taste
PreparationAdd a little water to the bean curd till you get a thin batter. Heat the oil in a wok, fry the pepper-corns, then discard them off the heat. Add the pork meat, scallion, ginger, soy sauce, salt and bean curd. Sauté for a minute, add the broth and the cornstarch. Bring to a boil till the sauce thickens, move everything into a bowl.
Put some water to boil in a pot and cook the noodles for 30 seconds, add a little cold water to stop the boiling process; bring to a boil again and repeat this process till the noodles are cooked. Drain and put them in a platter, drizzle with the soy sauce, dress with grated Grana Padano and serve.