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Lion's Head
Lion's Head

Lion's Head

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Cook Minutes 50 Min
Prep : 20 Min Cook: 30 Min
The name of this dish comes from the fact that the pork meatballs are supposed to resemble a lion's head and the bok choy its mane.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1 lb. (450 g) lean ground pork
1 egg
3 Tbsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. Chinese Shao Hsing rice cooking wine
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. minced gingerroot
3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 Tbsp. oil
8 Shanghai baby bok choy, lightly steamed (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded 4 Cheese Italiano Cheese
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Step 1
Mix first 6 ingredients and 1 Tbsp. soy sauce until well blended. Shape into 8 meatballs.
Step 2
Heat oil in wok on medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 6 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to medium saucepan; add remaining soy sauce and enough water to just cover meatballs. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 30 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
Step 3
Spoon bok choy onto serving plate; top with meatballs, cooking liquid and cheese.
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Food Facts
Shanghai bok choy has a pale green stalk. Regular bok choy has a white stalk. Both are available in regular and baby size.
For a Thicker Sauce
Transfer meatballs from saucepan to bowl, reserving cooking liquid in pan. Mix 1 Tbsp. each corn starch and water; add to liquid. Cook and stir with whisk on medium-high heat until thickened. Pour over meatballs; toss to coat.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 20 g
Saturated fat 7 g
35 %
Cholesterol 120 mg
Sodium 640 mg
27 %
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
25 %
15 %
10 %
4 servings, 1/4 recipe (190 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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