Lu Rou/Lu Ji/Lu Dan (Chinese Soy-Stewed Pork, Chicken, or Eggs)

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Kate S.

Adapted from the Frugal Gourmet's "Three Ancient Cuisines", this sauce may be saved and used again and again as long as it is refrigerated between uses, and brought to boiling before each use. The proportions and ingredients are flexible. Each time you use the sauce, you need to add some of the ingredients again, to refresh the flavor.

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  1. Combine all ingredients except garnishes in slow cooker or saucepan. (If eggs are used, keep them in the shell.) Simmer on low heat for several hours or all day.
  2. Part-way through cooking, remove eggs from the pot, peel them, and return eggs to pot to soak in the flavors of the sauce for another hour or more.
  3. To serve, remove eggs or meat from the sauce with a slotted spoon. Garnish and serve as part of a Chinese meal. Strain sauce and store in the refrigerator for future use.

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