The comforting flavors of steamed egg with minced pork (肉末蒸蛋), a Chinese dish that graces every dinner tables. With its simplicity and deliciousness, it’s the perfect choice when you’re in need of a quick and satisfying meal

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

  1. Delightful Flavor: The combination of steamed egg and minced pork creates a harmonious blend of flavors. The richness of the minced pork complements the delicate, custard-like texture of the steamed egg, resulting in a dish that is both savory and satisfying.
  2. Comforting and Nourishing: Steamed egg with minced pork is a comforting dish that brings a sense of warmth and familiarity. It’s the type of meal that can instantly uplift your mood and provide a satisfying feeling of nourishment.
  3. Quick and Easy: This dish is perfect for those times when you need to prepare a meal in a hurry. With simple ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, you can whip up steamed egg with minced pork in no time.
  4. Versatile: Steamed egg with minced pork can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or served as part of a larger meal. It pairs well with steamed rice, noodles, or even as a filling for steamed buns. Its versatility allows you to customize it according to your preferences and dietary needs.
  5. Traditional Taiwanese Delight: Steamed egg with minced pork is a beloved dish in Taiwanese cuisine. By trying this recipe, you’ll get a taste of authentic Taiwanese flavors and experience a culinary tradition that has been passed down through generations.

Overall, steamed egg with minced pork offers a delightful and comforting dining experience. Its flavorful combination, ease of preparation, and cultural significance make it a dish worth trying and enjoying time and time again.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Eggs – Eggs are a crucial component of this dish as they provide the base for the steamed egg custard. There isn’t a direct substitute for eggs in this recipe.
  • Water – Water is used to create the steaming environment for the eggs and minced pork. It helps cook the ingredients evenly. No substitute is needed for water.
  • Skinless Pork Belly – Skinless pork belly is a fatty cut of pork that adds richness and flavor to the dish. If you prefer a leaner option, you can substitute it with lean ground pork or chicken.
  • Garlic – Garlic adds aromatic flavor to the dish. If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can substitute it with ½ teaspoon of garlic powder or granulated garlic.
  • Ginger – Ginger adds a subtle warmth and aroma to the dish. If fresh ginger is unavailable, you can use ½ teaspoon of ground ginger as a substitute.
  • Soy Sauce – Soy sauce adds savory umami flavor to the dish. You can substitute it with tamari sauce or liquid amino acids if you prefer a gluten-free option.
  • Cooking Wine/Mirin – Cooking wine or mirin adds depth of flavor to the minced pork. If you prefer an alcohol-free substitute, you can use chicken or vegetable broth.
  • White Pepper Powder – White pepper powder adds a mild heat and subtle spiciness to the dish. You can substitute it with black pepper if white pepper is not available.
  • Five Spice Powder – Five spice powder is a traditional blend of spices, typically including star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorns, and fennel seeds. It adds a complex and aromatic flavor to the minced pork. If you don’t have five spice powder, you can omit it or use a small pinch of ground star anise or cinnamon.
  • Salt and Sugar – Salt and sugar are used to enhance the overall flavor balance of the dish. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.
  • Corn Starch – Corn starch acts as a thickener for the sauce. You can substitute it with potato starch or arrowroot powder if needed.
  • Spring Onion – Spring onion adds a fresh and vibrant flavor to garnish the dish. You can substitute it with chives or cilantro if desired.
  • Sesame Oil – Sesame oil adds a rich nutty flavor to the dish. There isn’t a direct substitute for sesame oil, but you can omit it if necessary or use a small amount of another flavorful oil, such as peanut oil.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Freezing the pork belly for one hour is to firm up the meat, making it easier to handle and achieve a finer texture when minced, which allows for cleaner and smoother cuts when you’re chopping it into small pieces. This results in a better texture and consistency for the final dish. If you prefer not to freeze the pork belly, an alternative method is blend it into mincemeat while it’s at room temperature. However, it’s worth noting that the texture may not be as fine as when using the frozen method.
  • Strain the egg mixture to achieve a silky smooth texture, strain the beaten egg mixture through a fine-mesh sieve before steaming. This helps remove any lumps or air bubbles.
  • Increase or decrease water for desired consistency: The amount of water used in the recipe can be adjusted to achieve the desired texture of the steamed egg. If you prefer a softer and more custard-like texture, you can increase the water slightly. Conversely, if you prefer a firmer and denser texture, you can decrease the water slightly.
  • Adjust the cooking time: Steaming time may vary depending on the thickness of the steamed egg. Keep an eye on the texture and adjust the cooking time accordingly to achieve your desired consistency—soft and custard-like or firmer and slightly set.
  • Season the minced pork: If you have more time marinate the minced pork with soy sauce, cooking wine/mirin, salt, sugar, and spices (white pepper powder, five spice powder) for at least 15-30 minutes before steaming. This enhances the flavor of the meat.
  • Add corn starch for a velvety sauce: Mix corn starch with water to create a slurry and add it to the marinated minced pork. This will thicken the sauce as it steams, creating a velvety texture.
  • Garnish with spring onions and sesame oil: Sprinkle chopped spring onions over the steamed dish for a fresh and aromatic touch. Drizzle a small amount of sesame oil for added richness and nuttiness.
  • Let it rest before serving: After steaming, allow the dish to rest for a few minutes to let the flavors meld together. This also helps the custard set slightly and makes it easier to handle when serving.
  • Serve with steamed rice or noodles: Steamed Egg with Minced Pork pairs well with steamed rice or noodles, providing a satisfying and complete meal. Consider serving it alongside some steamed greens or stir-fried vegetables for added freshness.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Beat 3 eggs with water thoroughly and strain through a sieve.
  2. Marinate 150 g minced pork with light soy sauce, cooking wine, garlic, white pepper, rice spice powder, salt, sugar and corn starch.
  3. Grease a heatproof dish and spread the marinated minced pork evenly in it.
  4. Pour the beaten eggs over the minced pork, covering it completely.
  5. Steam the dish over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the eggs are set but slightly jiggly in the center.
  6. Drizzle sesame oil over the steamed dish, garnish with chopped spring onions.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles, and serve the sauce on the side or poured over the dish.

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

Steamed Egg with Minced Pork can be served as a standalone dish or paired with other complementary dishes to create a well-rounded meal. Here are some suggestions for dishes to serve alongside:

  1. Steamed Rice: A classic and simple option is to serve the Steamed Egg with Minced Pork over steamed white rice. The flavors of the dish pair well with plain rice, making it a satisfying and complete meal.
  2. Stir-Fried Vegetables: Add some vibrant and nutritious stir-fried vegetables to your meal. Choose your favorites, such as bok choy, broccoli, carrots, or snap peas, and cook them in a light sauce or seasoning of your choice.
  3. Steamed Greens: Steam some leafy greens, such as baby bok choy or Chinese broccoli (gai lan), and serve them alongside the steamed egg. Lightly season the greens with soy sauce or oyster sauce for added flavor.
  4. Noodles: Serve the Steamed Egg with Minced Pork alongside cooked noodles, such as egg noodles or rice noodles. Toss the noodles in a light sauce or stir-fry them with vegetables for a satisfying and well-balanced meal.
  5. Asian Slaw: Prepare a refreshing Asian-inspired slaw using shredded cabbage, carrots, and other crunchy vegetables. Toss the slaw with a tangy dressing featuring ingredients like soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and a touch of sweetness.
  6. Steamed Dumplings: Accompany the steamed egg with a side of steamed dumplings, such as pork dumplings or vegetable dumplings. They add variety to the meal and provide a delightful contrast in textures.
  7. Pickled Vegetables: Serve a side of pickled vegetables, such as pickled cucumbers or pickled radishes. The tangy and refreshing flavors of the pickles complement the savory steamed egg and minced pork.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

While Steamed Egg with Minced Pork is best enjoyed fresh, if you’d like to prepare Steamed Egg with Minced Pork ahead of time, here are some instructions for making it in advance:

  1. Cook the Steamed Egg with Minced Pork as per the recipe instructions, ensuring it is fully cooked and set.
  2. Once cooked, allow the dish to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container.
  4. Refrigerate the dish for up to 2-3 days. Make sure the refrigerator temperature is set to proper food storage guidelines (below 40°F or 4°C).
  5. When you’re ready to serve, you have a few options:
    • Serve it cold: The dish can be enjoyed cold directly from the refrigerator. It will retain its flavors and textures.
    • Reheat in a steamer: Gently reheat the dish by placing it back in a steamer and steaming for a few minutes until warmed through. Be careful not to overcook it, as you want to maintain the delicate texture of the steamed egg.
    • Reheat in the microwave: Transfer individual portions to microwave-safe plates or bowls and heat in the microwave in short intervals, stirring occasionally until heated to your desired temperature.
  6. Garnish with fresh spring onions and a drizzle of sesame oil before serving to add a fresh touch and enhance the flavors.

Note: It’s important to practice safe food handling and storage practices. Discard any leftovers that have been left at room temperature for more than 2 hours to avoid the risk of foodborne illnesses.

By following these make-ahead instructions, you can enjoy the convenience of having Steamed Egg with Minced Pork prepared in advance and ready to enjoy whenever you desire.

STORAGE & REHEATING

  1. Reheating:
    • There are a couple of methods you can use to reheat the steamed egg with minced pork:
      • Steaming: Place the container or individual portions in a steamer and steam over medium heat until the dish is heated through. This method helps retain the texture and moisture of the dish.
      • Microwave: Transfer individual portions to microwave-safe plates or bowls. Reheat in the microwave in short intervals, stirring occasionally, until heated to your desired temperature. Be careful not to overcook, as it can result in a rubbery texture.
  2. Serving:
    • Once reheated, garnish with fresh spring onions and a drizzle of sesame oil to enhance the flavors.
    • Serve the reheated steamed egg with minced pork as a standalone dish or pair it with steamed rice, noodles, or other side dishes of your choice.

Remember to handle leftovers properly and discard any that have been left at room temperature for more than 2 hours to ensure food safety. Additionally, be aware that reheating may alter the texture slightly, but the flavors should remain delicious. Enjoy your reheated Steamed Egg with Minced Pork!

RECIPES FAQS

Can I freeze Steamed Egg with Minced Pork?

Freezing steamed egg can alter its texture, resulting in a less desirable consistency. It is best to consume steamed egg fresh or refrigerate it for a few days. Freezing is not recommended.

Can I adjust the seasonings in the recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the seasonings such as soy sauce, salt, sugar, and spices according to your taste preferences. Add more or less of each ingredient to suit your desired flavor profile.

Can I use ground meat instead of minced pork?

Yes, you can use ground meat of your choice, such as ground chicken, turkey, or beef, as a substitute for minced pork. It will provide a different flavor but can still be delicious.

Can I make a vegetarian version of Steamed Egg with Minced Pork?

 Yes, you can make a vegetarian version by substituting the minced pork with textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu crumbles, or chopped mushrooms. Adjust the seasonings accordingly to enhance the flavors.

Can I use pre-minced pork from the grocery store?

Yes, you can use pre-minced pork from the grocery store as long as it is fresh and of good quality.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

Yes, you can. If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Steaming time may be different than in the original recipe. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Steamed Egg with Mincemeat

Category, , DifficultyBeginner

Steamed Meat Patty with Egg is a delicious home-cooked dish made by steaming fresh and tender meat patties with eggs. This dish is loved for its simple preparation method and rich flavor. The delicate texture of the meat patty complements the softness of the egg, fully integrating the aromas and tastes of both. During the steaming process, the meat patty and egg absorb each other's flavors, presenting a rich and delicious taste. It is a nutritious and convenient home-cooked dish.

Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins

Yields1 Serving

 3 eggs
 270 g water
 150 g skinless pork belly, cut into small pieces and frozen for 1 hour
 3 garlic, peeled
 5 g ginger
 15 g soy sauce
 8 g cooking wines / mirin
 1 pinch white pepper powder
 1 pinch five spice powder
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch sugar
 ½ tsp corn starch
 500 g water
 10 g spring onion, chopped
 sesame oil

1

Put 270g water and eggs into mixing bowl, mix 15 sec | Speed 4. Pour the egg mixture into the bowl through a sift, set aside.

2

Put the skinless pork belly and ginger into the mixing bowl, chop it into mince at Turbo | 1 sec | 6 times.

3

Add light soy sauce, cooking wine, garlic, white pepper, rice spice powder, salt, sugar and corn starch, mix 5 sec | Speed 5.

4

Add the reserved egg mixture and mix 5 sec | ⤺ Speed 3. Pour the mixed minced meat into a deep plate, put it into the Varoma dish, be careful not to block the ventilation hole, and cover the Varoma lid.

5

Put 500g water into mixing bowl, set Varoma on position, steam 25 min | Varoma | Speed 1. Garnish with spring onion and drizzle with a bit of sesame oil and serve with warm rice.

Ingredients

 3 eggs
 270 g water
 150 g skinless pork belly, cut into small pieces and frozen for 1 hour
 3 garlic, peeled
 5 g ginger
 15 g soy sauce
 8 g cooking wines / mirin
 1 pinch white pepper powder
 1 pinch five spice powder
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch sugar
 ½ tsp corn starch
 500 g water
 10 g spring onion, chopped
 sesame oil

Directions

1

Put 270g water and eggs into mixing bowl, mix 15 sec | Speed 4. Pour the egg mixture into the bowl through a sift, set aside.

2

Put the skinless pork belly and ginger into the mixing bowl, chop it into mince at Turbo | 1 sec | 6 times.

3

Add light soy sauce, cooking wine, garlic, white pepper, rice spice powder, salt, sugar and corn starch, mix 5 sec | Speed 5.

4

Add the reserved egg mixture and mix 5 sec | ⤺ Speed 3. Pour the mixed minced meat into a deep plate, put it into the Varoma dish, be careful not to block the ventilation hole, and cover the Varoma lid.

5

Put 500g water into mixing bowl, set Varoma on position, steam 25 min | Varoma | Speed 1. Garnish with spring onion and drizzle with a bit of sesame oil and serve with warm rice.

Steamed Egg with Mincemeat

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