Chinese Pigs Tail Recipe
When else can you say you want some pigs tail or pork tail? This is a sweet and savory Chinese Pig Tail Recipe that is a cheap dinner for those times when you want Chinese food but can’t really afford it.
Chinese Pork Tail
- 2.5lb Pork Tail
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 Yellow Onion (diced)
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
- 1/2 cup Sherry or Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/4 cup Light Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Spare Rib Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Black Bean Garlic Sauce
|Salt & pepper the pork. Heat a large stock pot and add oil. Bring oil up to a medium high temperature and brown the pork in batches. Remove between each batch to be sure the pork actually browns. Keep the pork set aside for now. |
|Add the diced onion and diced red peppers and cook until they are translucent, about 2-3 minutes. |
|Add back in the pork with the sherry. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring frequently. |
|Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. |
|To serve, you can thicken it with cornstarch/water mixture (be sure to let it boil for at least 1 minute), or leave it as is. |
Chinese Pigs Tail
“Pork tail?” you ask… Yes! It is something found in the Chinese markets and is usually very cheap to purchase. Most of the time I use it for soup, but this time I got a little creative… and it worked!
For those of you not familiar with pigs tail, it’s like a riblet. There is quite a bit of meat on the pigs tail which makes it great for a dish like this or for soup.