Twice Cooked Pork

Twice cooked or Double cooked belly is one of the most famous dishes of Szechuan restaurants. There is an old saying that if you have never eaten twice cooked , then you have never been to Sichuan.

The English name is literally translated from Chinese name which comes from its process meaning returning. Twice-cooked means that the should be cooked twice. In Chinese restaurants, is boiled in water until nearly cooked, then use black bean paste, fermented black soy beans, ginger, garlic and other ingredients to stir-fry for flavoring.  Usually, the boiling process takes about 30 minutes.

Leftover in Twice Cooked

The way we make this dish is to use leftover (tenderloin, chops or roast) and flavor with a black bean sauce and other Asian inspired spices. It saves the 30 minutes of the the first time.

Pork Tenderloin for Twice Cooked Pork
Leftover Tenderloin

Next time you order this in a Chinese restaurant, remember you can make it quicker and better than they can.

Twice Cooked Pork

Twice Cooked

Twice cooked is one of the most famous dishes in Chinese restaurants. And it is a regular recipe in our house, made whenever we have leftover
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword:
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 434kcal

Equipment

  • Wok or large sauté pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked chops, roast, etc, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • tbsp black bean sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 cup stock
  • 1 cup green sugar snap peas or green beans or snow peas
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 green onions sliced for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in the pan,
  • Sauté Onions, peppers, and ginger
  • Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds
  • Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and stir
  • Add and cook for around 1-2 minutes
    Leftover Pork
  • To make the sauce, add hot bean sauce, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and Oyster sauce in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add sauce and stock to pan
  • Add Sugar Snap peas (or other green veggie)
  • Combine cornstarch and water, and add to thicken sauce
    Sauce Thickener
  • Top with green onions and serve with steamed rice.

Video

Notes

The way we make Twice Cooked is to use leftover (tenderloin, chops or roast) and flavor with a black bean sauce and other Asian inspired spices. It saves the 30 minutes of the the first time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8.3g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.96mg
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