Charles Phan’s Steamed Ground Pork with Salted Fish

Charles Phan’s Steamed Ground Pork with Salted Fish
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  • "Basic Steamed White Rice":/recipes/27496, for serving
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced, then cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 1 (2-by-1-inch-long and ½-inch-thick) piece salted mackerel or 5 anchovy fillets
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, plus more as needed
    • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
    • 3 medium shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed, and finely chopped
    • ½ pound boneless country pork spareribs or ground pork

Fill a large wok with 1 inch of water and place a large bamboo steamer inside. (The water should not touch the bottom of the steamer.) If you don’t have a wok and a bamboo steamer, use a large frying pan and foil as described above in “Special equipment.” Bring the water to a simmer over medium h...

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