Friday, February 27, 2015

京都排骨 Peking Ribs

This is another finger licking good braised pork ribs! The ribs are marinated before coating with flour followed by deep frying till golden brown and cooked through. Thereafter it is then dunked into the prepared sauce and cook briefly till well coated and sticky. Complicated taste as the sauce consist of chinese dark vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, plum sauce, soy sauce, chilli oil, sugar....complex right!? But is guaranteed 100% delicious! ^0^


Home Peking Sauce

Recipe source : 煮炒酱料大公开 Angela Cheng
Peking Sauce
Ingredient
  • 1 tbsp Zhejiang vinegar
  • 1 tbsp black vinegar
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp plum sauce
  • 1 tsp chilli oil
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 100ml water

Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil until sugar is well dissolved. Ready for use.



Peking Ribs
Ingredient
  • 500gm pork ribs (I used soft bones)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water 
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/2 cup peking sauce

Method
  1. Rinse and pat dry pork ribs. Marinate with sugar, lemon juice & salt for at least 1 hour.
  2. Combine water, plain flour and potato starch. Mix well with ribs and set aside for 30mins.
  3. Heat some oil in a wok. Deep fry ribs over medium low heat until lightly brown and cooked through. 
  4. Retain 1 tbsp oil in wok, add in peking sauce and bring to boil. Add in ribs and gently mix till well combine and sauce thickens. Dish up and serve.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet & Sour Pork with Homemade Sauce

This is a Taiwan version of sweet & sour pork compared to the sweet vinaigrette pork ribs I've posted yesterday. This version takes some effort to prepare as the sweet & sour sauce is made from scratch! I must say the process is all worthwhile as it tasted really refreshing compare to the usual commercial instant sauce! Give it a try if you are looking for a healthier and fruity version of sweet & sour sauce!


Making of sweet & sour sauce using fruits and haw flakes

Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce
Ingredient
  • 200gm red plum, very ripe, deseeded and cut into small pieces
  • 100gm honey cherry tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 50gm haw flakes, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • pinch of salt

Method
  1. Blend the plums and tomato until smooth. Strain thoroughly to get rid of the skin and seeds.
  2. Place the strained mixture into a small saucepan and cook over low heat.
  3. Add in minced haw flakes and seasoning.
  4. Cook until sugar and haw flakes are dissolved. Adjust taste according to your liking by adding more sugar or vinegar.
  5. Sauce to be kept in fridge up to 3 days.

Preparation of the actual dish, mixture of colourful vegetables & fruits and fried pork fillet



Sweet & Sour Pork
Ingredient
  • 250gm pork shoulder, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tsp chinese wine
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 50gm tapioca starch
  • Vegetable mix (all cut into cubes) : 1 red onion, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tomato, 1/2 slice tomato
  • 4 tbsp homemade sweet & sour sauce

Method
  1. Marinate the pork pieces and chill in fridge for at least 30mins.
  2. Coat the marinated pork with egg then tapioca starch. Set aside for 5 mins till coating sets.
  3. Heat up oil in a pot over medium low heat. Deep fry the pork for a few mins until slightly browned, drain and set aside. Repeat till all pieces are fried.
  4. Turn heat to high, and deep fry the pork pieces the 2nd time until they turned golden brown. Drain well on kitchen paper.
  5. In a frying pan, heat up oil over medium heat. Add onion and fry till translucent. Add in the rest of the vegetable and fry quickly. Toss in the sauce.
  6. Turn heat to high and add the pork pieces and toss quickly to coat the sauce. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Oh yes today is the 7th day of Chinese Lunar Year also known as 人日
初七人日,
祝大家生日快乐!

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