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Pork and Lotus Root Shigure Stew

Pork and Lotus Root Shigure Stew

The pork and lotus root combo is really tasty. Adding konnyaku makes it even more delicious.

Ingredients

Chopped pork or thinly sliced pork (belly meat, roast etc.)
250g
Lotus root
1
Konnyaku
1
For the seasoning:
Soy sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons
Mirin
2 tablespoons
Sake
3 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Cut the pork into 3~5cm pieces. Thinly slice the konnyaku, and then thinly slice it again from the edges.
2. Peel the skin from the lotus root, thinly slice, and briefly soak in water. Cut the lotus root into 1/2 or 1/4 if it's too thick.
3. Add water and the lotus root to a small pot, and turn on the heat. After bringing it to a boil, add the konnyaku, and boil together.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan or pot, and sauté the pork. Add the lotus root and konnyaku after the meat has cooked through, and sauté.
5. Add soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar, and simmer.
6. It's convenient to use noodle konnyaku instead cutting normal konnyaku. I learnt this tip from user "Miwaboshi".
7. Check out the sister recipe "Pork Meat and Burdock Root Shigure Stew" Recipe ID: 1314189.

Story Behind this Recipe

I figured pork and lotus root would go well together, and made this.