Chinese Lion's Head Soup...

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Rob Bob : )»

This recipe is slightly different from the one shown in the clip bellow as I was just serving 2... The left over mixture has been saved to make Wontons at a latter date...

Lion's Head Soup...
Serves 4
Lion's Head Pork Balls...

  • 500g / 1 pound Pork Mince
  • 4 Water Chestnuts, finely diced
  • 1 heaped tsp minced Ginger
  • 2 Spring/Green Onion, finely chopped
    (Reserve some greens for garnish)
  • 2 Tbsp Chinese White Rice Wine
  • 1 heaped tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Chilli paste or 1 finely diced Chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 5 Tbsp Corn Flour, or enough to give you a slightly firm texture
  1. Pre heat large fry pan to a medium heat with enough Oil to cover the base with just over 1cm or ½ inch of oil.. (I would recommend Peanut or Rice bran oil)
  2. Add all but the Corn Flour into a bowl & combine well.
  3. Add enough Corn Flour to "firm" up the mix so it is not to sticky.
  4. Roll into 8 evenly sized balls.
  5. Fry balls for 15-20 min turning 3-4 min.
  6. Remove from oil and drain oil for a few minutes.

Chicken Soup...

  • 5 cups Chicken Stock (I use 2 tsp Chicken stock powder & 5 cups water)
  • 4 Pak Choi, Bok Choi or favourite soup greens, washed & sliced into strips
  • 2 cups/2 big handfuls of Snow Peas, slithered
  • 1/2 Large Red Capsicum/Pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • Thinly chopped Green/Spring Onion leaves for garnish
  1. Once the oil had drained the balls place them into the Chicken stock then bring to a medium simmer for 20 min. This will release some of the flavour from the balls into the stock making it a truly awesome soup..
  2. Place the Greens, most of the Snow Peas into bowls then place 2 Pork balls on top.
  3. Add Sesame oil to soup liquid, stir then pour into bowls.
  4. Garnish with Capsicum/Pepper, remaining Snow Peas & chopped Green/Spring Onion..
    YouTube clip here...

    We were totally wrapped with & will be making it again very soon for some guests... Hope you enjoy it if you make it...
    Have a great one all...

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