Chinese Confinement Recipes: Steamed Pork with Goji Berries

Confinement Recipes for Week 4-6
From week 3 for natural births or from week 4 for caesareans onwards, you're able to enjoy a bit more variety and your digestive system is better at taking a little more salt if you like salty food like me.

1) Meals can now be pan fried and stir fried, rather than just steamed but keep to low oil
2) You can start to eat soya sauce and eggs again
3) Still avoid cold or raw foods
4) Start to eat ginger, red dates, red beans and any foods that help with blood circulation and replenishment
5) Introduce collagen such as pigs trotters, fish maw, birds nest, snow ear fungas and enrichment foods like ginseng and dong quai

You can still eat plenty of the confinement meals from week 1-3, this is just an additional recipe that you can now start eating as well.

Goji berries offer a whole host of benefits from improving the immune system to aiding with better sleep. It's naturally sweet flavour cuts through the meatiness of this pork patty, and whilst I added in dried salty squid, you can leave out if you prefer a cleaner taste. 


500g pork mince
1 dried salted squid 
2 tbsp goji berries
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp oyster sauce
2 tsp cornflour
4 tbsp water

1) Rehydrate the squid by soaking in hot water for 30 minutes. Rinse the squid with water and shred finely
2) Add sugar, white pepper, oyster sauce, cornflour and water to the pork mince and mix in circular motion using your hands or a spoon. Do this for 5 minutes to create a sticky texture that will give you a bouncier-bite texture when the patty is cooked
3) Add the squid and goji berries to the pork mixture and mix well
4) Spilt the pork into 2 separate plates for steaming
5) Boil a pan of water with a steam rack or use an electric steamer. Steam for 20 minutes on high heat until cooked through 
6) Serve with rice and plain steamed veggies. The lotus root in the picture was leftover from making soup

Take a look at all my other confinement recipes

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