Reishabu Salad (Boiled Pork Salad)
1/2 lb sliced pork loin
1/2 head of lettuce (cut into bite sizes)
1/8 medium onion (thinly sliced)
The appropriate amount of your favourite vegetables (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radish sprouts, okra)
2 tsp sake (for marinating pork)
1/4 cup sake (for boiling pork)
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 to 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar (brown or granulated)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Put the sesame seeds in a frying pan and toast them over low heat. When 2 to 3 sesame seeds start popping, remove the pan from the heat.
Grind the toasted sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle, food processor, or clean coffee grinder until a fine powder forms. Transfer to a bowl.
Mix in the rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.
Put the pork in the bowl with sake and marinate for 5 minutes
Soak sliced onion in cold running water for a few minutes (which will blunt the strong onion taste)
Boil 4 cups of water, add sake, salt and boil pork until pork is cooked through. Remove and cut into bite sizes
Make a bed of lettuce and onion on a plate, then add pork and sesame dressing and serve.
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