Guest Recipe: Ants Climbing A Tree

Joan MuschampI am a member of a social media community, Social Media Examiner, and one of my fellow club members is Joan Muschamp (Fagnani).  LemonZest Marketing LLC is her company.  Joan is a long time marketing pro, specializing in content strategy and development, and working with clients to use the content to support and develop their brand, and help develop business. Her recipe comes from a Chinese cooking class she took about 30 years ago. According to Joan, it’s a bit different, but simple to make.

Ants Climbing a Tree

¼ lb. transparent vermicelli (bean threads)
1 slice ginger, minced
¼ lb lean pork
3 tbsp. finely chopped scallions
1 tbsp+ Szechuan hot bean sauce (chili-garlic sauce)


1 tbsp Sherry
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 Cup stock

Soak bean threads in warm water until soft. Drain well
Cut several times to make shorter pieces
Chop port very fine, then chop scallions and ginger very fine (I do all together in food processor)
Mix seasoning ingredients together and set aside

Heat 4 tbsp veg oil in wok. Cook pork, scallions, and ginger a few min
Add in hot bean sauce, mix 1-2 minutes
Add seasoning and cook 2-3 more minutes
Add bean threads, reduce heat. Simmer until liquid cooks down.
Serve hot.

You should be able to find the bean thread vermicelli in the Asian section of the grocery store.
Chili garlic sauce

About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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