Four Happiness Pork

Four Happiness Pork

Learn how to make the classic Shanghai specialty Four Happiness Pork with this simple recipe that boils the pork and then braises it in seasonings.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put pork in boiling water. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Step 2

    Cut pork into 2-inch cubes.
  3. Step 3

    Put pork and 1 cup water in an earthenware or any other heavy pot. Bring water to boil. Add sherry, soy sauce, ginger , and scallion.
  4. Step 4

    Cover pot tightly. Simmer over very low heat 2 hours.
  5. Step 5

    Add sugar. Bring to high heat. Baste until gravy coats the meat.
  6. Step 6

    May be prepared in advance. May be frozen. Reheat before serving.
  7. Step 7