|stalk of wolfberry leaves|
Although not so common, they are available in the market and supermarket. You have to look for them. They are sold in bunches for about $1.40 each.
The main vein of the leaf is bitter. Although I suspect a lot of goodness is in the vein, the bitter taste does put off many people.
To prepare this dish, first pluck the leaves by tearing them off the main vein. With the thumb and the index finger, fold the broadest part of the leaf together, grip and pull it away from the main vein.
The wolfberry leaves cook very fast, in just a minute or so. When cooked, the leaves turn dark green
1 bunch of wolfberry leaves(250 grams or 20 stalks)
50 gm of mince pork
|remove leaf from vein|
1 tbs of light soy sauce
A dash of white pepper
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbs of cooking oil
Heat the oil and garlic in a wok or pan in medium heat.
Toss in the mince pork and stir till pork is cooked.
Add the light soy sauce and a dash of white pepper
Toss in the leaves and stir quickly.
It takes about a minute to cook and the leaves turn dark green.
Dish out and serve.
A video on how to grow wolfberry plant.
A 2 minute video on cooking the traditional Chinese wolfberry leaves soup