- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium head Napa cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
In a medium bowl, mix the pork, soy sauce and 1 tablespoon cornstarch with a chopstick. Form into large meatballs. On a small plate, sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and roll the meatballs in the cornstarch.
Wipe the wok or skillet clean with a paper towel. Return the wok to high heat and cook cabbage until just wilted.
Place the cooked cabbage on the bottom of a large soup pot or casserole dish. Add the meatballs and broth. Cover and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes. Stir and serve warm.
Cook's Note: This classic Shanghai dish is named Lion's Head because of the massive size of the meatballs, and because the cabbage, when cooked, looks like a lion's mane. Ming-Na uses ground pork for her meatballs but they can be made with ground turkey or ground chicken.
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