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Easy Pork Simmered in Tea

Easy Pork Simmered in Tea

Easy and tasty.
I need to serve this in individual dishes since it's gone in a few seconds if it's on a large plate.
Also great when you have guests.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Pork block (use shoulder loin for best results)
400 to 500 g
Teabags
2
☆Soy sauce
50 ml
☆Vinegar
50 ml
☆Mirin
50 ml
☆Sake
50 ml

Steps

1. Put the pork loin into a pot. Cover with enough water to submerge the meat. Add the tea bags and simmer over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low. Continue simmering for another 40 minutes.
2. You can leave the teabags inside. Cover with a drop down lid and simmer (you could use aluminum foil with holes poked through).
3. Add all ☆ condiments into a different pot. When that comes to a boil, turn the heat off. You don't necessarily need to simmer, but the flavor improves if you let it boil.
4. When the meat is cooked thoroughly, transfer into a plastic bag. Combine with the ☆ condiments and set aside for 2 to 3 hours. Make sure to press out the air for the meat to marinate.
5. Take out the meat right before serving. Slice into desired thickness and arrange onto a serving dish. Serve with the marinating sauce. Spread out boiled vegetables underneath and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

My sister-in-law taught me this recipe.
I've been making this for more than a decade now, since it's so easy and delicious.