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Braised Lamb Morning Glory
For late supper.
Simple and easy, good for the last meal before Thanksgiving Monday.
It’s time to eat lamb. Lamb is sort of autumn/winter food for me. Given chicken breast is the most favorite ingredients in overall protein intake, it’s bound to be quite a natural book.
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This dish was a tricky pivot for Taiwanese style Peking Zha Jiang(台式老北京炸醬) which goes against the grain with Original version of old Beijing Zha Jiang. Way lighter in calories, but quite a similar afterwards.
Skimming out the original version of this dish, cooking method wise, there’s a good room for usually popular Zha Jiang(炸醬). Roughly speaking, it can be taken as sort of popular Spanish Sofrito(in detail, whether Catalan original or not) in a method way. A lot of oil, veggies mostly sweet, frying, deep frying and highly aromatic scent. The sauce should be cooked in time taking method as to an ideal outcome.
The outstanding texture of lamb and high fat content make it way far remarkable. Adding to that, unlike normally popular Zha Jiang dishes, specifically which is made with Sichuan style Spicy Chili Bean Sauce(豆瓣醬), it would be better to be laid in similar vein with Peking Zha Jiang and derivative dishes such as Taiwanese Zha Jiang(眷村風味老北京式炸醬). As nothing like the original Peking Zha Jiang, which is made with Chinese Black Soybean paste, not so much diluted with oil as very condensed, salty and thick sauce, mostly matched with noodles. To top it off, the flavor texture of those is rather similar to that of this version. Especially It’s based on no potatoes or carrot version of Taiwanese taste.
• Cooking tips
The efficient tricky pivot for savory goodness
1. For Ingredients
▶️500g boneless lamb
Small diced beef oyster blade cut will be fine. It’s not necessary to cut out the middle part of that. In case cooked well done, it will become very slimy and chewy.
▶️450g onions chopped
▶️2 handfuls of shallot chopped
▶️1 tsp. neutral oil
▶️3 handfuls of dried leeks
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