Thursday, August 21, 2008

Vietnamese ground pork stuffed in tomatoes - Cà Chua Nhồi Thịt

My Mom picked 5 tomatoes from her garden the other day and gave it to me. She showed me how to make Vietnamese ground pork stuffed in tomatoes. I just made it tonight for dinner. Oh my gosh, you just have to taste it. It's just so delicious with rice. You know what they said, Mom's recipe is the best recipe there is . Check it out.

This dish is consist of ground pork, Wood Ear Fungus, vermicelli noodles ,and scallions.

Cut all the tomatoes meat out and cut the tomatoes in half.

Stuffed the ground pork into the tomatoes. See below.

In a pan, add oil, put the tomatoes faced down.

Turn the tomatoes over once the meaty bottoms are golden and slightly charred.

Add the remaining tomatoes meat into the pan and make a sauce for this dish. See how yummy it is?

5 Tomatoes (cut in half and take the tomatoes meat out - save this later for sauce)
1 lb. ground pork
2 small packages of vermicelli noodles, soaked and cut up into 1 inch
1 small handful, about 1/3 cup Wood ear fungus. (soaked in hot water)
5 green onions (chopped)
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1tsp of oyster sauce
1 white egg (optional) I have this left over from yesterday so I decided to use it.
For the sauce:
Leftover tomatoes meat
1 tblsp of oyster sauce
3 TB of water
1tsp of starch
1) Cut the tomato in half. Save the tomato meat and use for sauce later.
2) In a bowl, put all the ingredient above together and mix well.
3) Stuff the tomato with the ground pork mixture.
4) In a pan, add a little oil. Then put the tomato in the pan. (meat side on the bottom)
5) Once the meaty bottoms are golden and slightly charred, flip them over to the other side.
6)In another small pot, add all the ingredients for the sauce above to make the sauce.
7) Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes. Then pour it over the ground pork tomato.
8) Simmer for another 20 minutes.
It's ready to be served with Jasmine rice.


Ji said...

This sounds very good, will try it later, thanks.

Zoe said...

Yes Ji. It's very yummy. We had this for dinner tonight. You should try out the recipe :-)

Anne said...

Truc Vi oi.. your blog is so nice. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Zoe said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Anne.

-Truc Vy (Zoe)

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

My hubbs taught me how to make this dish as his late mother used to make it. It certainly is very tasty! :)