Chinese Lions Head Soup

Lions head soup - asian flavored meatballs nestled in cabbage form lion heads and manes, a delicious dish

Chinese Lions Head Soup

Lions head soup - asian flavored meatballs nestled in cabbage form lion heads and manes, a delicious dish

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Soups

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By Lakshmi Ram Nair

Published On: 05 Nov 2008

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20 min
Served : 6
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Ingredients

  • 1.1.5 ls coarsly ground pork butt
    2.2 tsp fresh peeled ginger
    finely chopped
    3. 1 scallion finely chopped
    4. 2 tsp coarse sea salt
    5. 2 tsp rice wine
    6. 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
    7. 1 egg white
    8.white pepper
    or black pepper to taste
    for stirfry:
    9. 1 large chinese cabbage
    reserve 3 large leaves
    10. shred the remaining leaves into wide long strips
    11.core chopped coarsly (keep core and leaves separate)
    12.3 Tbs cannol oil
    13.salt and pepper
    14.1/4 cup rice wine
    meatball glaze:
    15.1 Tbs beef stock
    16.1 Tbs cornstarch
    17. 1 Tbs soy sauce
    18. 2.75 cups beef stock

Directions

Step 1

Combine all seasonings and egg white for meatballs, add meat and stir with
hands. Throw into sides of bowl to blend. Set aside.
Heat wok over medium high heat, add 3 Tbs vegetable oil and swirl to coat. Add
thick cabbage core pieces, and stirfry one minute, add cabbage leaves and stirfry
1 min more season with salt and pepper and add rice wine, stirfry 30 more seconds.
Remove cabbage to a large soup pot. Add stock.
Combine all ingredients for glaze in a small bowl.
Heat 1 Tbs oil in a large cast iron skillet Form meatballs using 2 Tbs of meat, glaze each
meatball in glaze and panfry till golden on all sides. Place meatballs on top of cabbage
cover with reserved three leaves and bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to
a low simmer and cook for 1 hour. Serve a little cabbage with a meatball and some stock.

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