Cha Lua

Cha Lụa or Aflame Pork Roll, additionally alleged Vietnamese Ham or Vietnamese bologna is a Vietnamese sausage, fabricated of pork and is commonly captivated in assistant leaves. In the accomplished pork was not arena but formed into a paste, today pork is blurred in aliment processor with added ingredients. The admixture was again captivated deeply in assistant leaves analogously to Thai Nham brewed semi-dry sausage. The Cha Lua sausage was either abysmal angular in baking baptize and adapted for about 60 account or aflame for 30 minutes. In abounding areas assistant leaves are difficult to acquisition and Vietnamese chefs acting aluminum antithesis for assistant leaves. Alike in areas that accept assistant leaves, a blade surrounds the meat for acidity while the aluminum antithesis shapes the sausage. A altered yet applied band-aid is to use a block paper*. What separates accomplishment of Cha Lua from added sausages is the acceptance of baking crumb to abate meat.
MeatsMetricUS
Pork base 80/201000 g2.2 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt3.0 g½ tsp
Iced water60 ml4 Tbsp
Fish sauce45 ml3 Tbsp
Potato starch or cornstarch starch15 g1 Tbsp
Sugar30 g2 Tbsp
White pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Baking powder5.0 g1 tsp
Banana leaves, 14x14”66
Instructions
  1. Grind pork with 3/8” (10 mm) plate.
  2. Mix arena meats with salt, sugar, pepper and angle sauce.
  3. Using barrel and a abstracted basin mix algid water, potato starch and baking powder.
  4. Pour over arena meat mixture.
  5. Mix all together, advance the meat on a artificial area basic a collapsed band and abode for 2 hours in freezer.
  6. Emulsify in aliment processor for 3 account application abbreviate pulses. Abode afresh in freezer for 60 minutes.
  7. Emulsify afresh in aliment processor for 3 account until a bland adhesive is obtained.
  8. Spread a attenuate blur of vegetable oil over assistant leaf.
  9. Place capacity on assistant blade and anatomy into a roll.
  10. Fold the assistant leaves about the roll.
  11. Tie the red award or braid about the pork cycle to authority assistant leaves together. Additionally, some bodies blanket this blimp in assistant blade cycle with aluminum foil.
  12. Steam baker the cycle for 30 account and let the cycle cool.
Notes
Cha Lua should display an elastic, adaptable texture.
700 g or pork accept (butt) and 300 g of pork loin is a acceptable alternative of meats.
Many recipes accommodate garlic.
Banana leaves can be beginning or arctic (commercially produced). Clean off beginning assistant leaves on both abandon with a clammy cardboard towel. Application scissors cut assistant leaves into four 12” (30 cm) sections.

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