Preserved Meat, Enshi
the preserved meat of Tujia People is featured with yellow color, solid meat and unique flavor. After being smoked, the meat should be put in the place with a draught and can be kept for tow to three years without rotting. Before eating, the meat is baked on the fir until the skin becomes yellow and then ii is put in the warm water until the skin becomes soft. Then it is cleaned for use. There are many cooking methods of preserved meat and differ with different parts. Generally, the pig steak and the feet of pig are braised for the making of hot pot while other parts will be fried or steamed with Zhaguang Pepper, Garlic sprout, wild vegetables and rice. Among all the dishes are preserved meat steamed with rice, preserved meat fried with Zhaguang pepper, Sugar preserved meat, fried preserved meat with Jueba and Preserved Pig Feet Hot Pot and so on.