Pos weng chrouk char manor .
(Stir- fry chitlin with pineapple)
In America, chitlin refer to pork large intestine which very popular with the Southern cooking.
In Kampuchea Krom, chitlin refer to pork small intestine that we use for rice soup, stir-fry and appetizers. We use pork large intestine to makes (stuffs) Khmer and Chinese sausages. Cooking with pork intestine is easy but cleaning could be a task. Back home, chitlin usually already cleaned before it hit the market, but it is always good idea to clean it again. The villagers uses Khmer ancient technique by boiled pork intestine with a piece of bamboo charcoal after cleaned to remove any residue odor. Then rinses many times before cook it.
Stir-fry pork small intestine with pineapple is one of Khmer Krom men favorite appetizers (mahope sar).
- Ingredients :
- ½ lb Cleaned pork small intestine
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons baking soda
- 4 Cups water
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Yellow onion,sliced
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Fresh pineapple, shelled and cut to small chunks, or 1 large cann chunk pineapple
- 2 Stalks green onion, chopped
- 1 handful chopped fresh cilantro
- Procedures :
Cut pork small intestine to bite sizes, then turning it inside out by using chopstick to pushed it through. Pour salt on intestine, rubs under cold water, rinses, repeat same procedure with baking soda.
When done put pork small intestine and 4 cups water in a small soup pot, cook it for 15 minutes (increase cooking time if prefer tender).
Removed pre-cooked pork small intestine from stove, rinses several times under cold water, drain and set it a side.
Pre heat a skillet or wok.
When skillet is hot, add oil, garlic, yellow onion and pork small intestine, stirs well.
Seasoning with sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce and black pepper, stirs well,add pineapple, stirs.
Top with green onion and cilantro before serve.
Serve hot as appetizer or with rice.
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