Roasted a huge slab of pork belly earlier (click here for my Crispy Roast Pork Recipe) as I wanted to use the extras to create a few other dishes. In the end, there weren’t a lot of leftovers to make use of because the roast pork itself was so addictive, we couldn’t stop eating it, lol.
Ok, at least it was still sufficient for this Stir Fried Leeks Recipe.
This is one of my favourite dishes to cook for Chinese New Year because that’s really the time to eat more leeks. 吃蒜有钱算！The older folks used to say that in Teochew. The leek is supposed to be a lucky vegetable so the more you eat, the more money you will have to count in the new year. ?
Personally I do enjoy this dish too because I think roast pork really makes everything else delicious too. You can see from my recipe below that I’ve not used any extra oil because by browning the roast pork in the pan, you can easily draw out the lard oil from the layers of pork fat. And that pork fat will impart a wonderful flavour to the rest of the ingredients.
- 6 stalks leeks, sliced diagonally & separated into stalks & leaves
- 200g roast pork, sliced
- 100g lean pork, sliced
- 1 firm beancurd (tau kwa), cut into cubes & pan-fried/oven-baked till golden brown
- 60g fried beancurd puffs, cut into cubes
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- 3 tbsp water