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Crab in black bean sauce

Preparation time: 35 minutes,
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes,
Calories: 345 per portion

ingredients

serves 4
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons salted black beans, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons finely chopped root ginger
4 spring onions, chopped
250 g (9 oz) lean pork, finely minced
1 large cooked crab, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons dry sherry
300 ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock
2 eggs, beaten
1-2 teaspoons sesame oil
spring onion flowers, to garnish

method

1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, add the black beans, garlic, ginger and spring onions and stir-fry briskly for 30 seconds.

2. Add the pork and brown quickly for 1 minute. Add the crab, sherry and stock and boil rapidly for 8-10 minutes. Combine the eggs and sesame oil and stir into the wok.

3. Stir for 30 seconds, until the egg has cooked into strands. Transfer to a warmed serving dish, garnish with spring onion flowers and serve immediately.

To make spring onion flowers, trim the green top and remove the white part. Shred the top, leaving 2.5 cm (1 inch) attached at the base. Immerse in iced water.

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