Friday, February 15, 2008

Braised Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw (生生不息)

There was some left over sea cumber and mushrooms from the reunion dinner, after flipping thru the recipe book 口福常满,saw this recipe and make a little change to the recipe according to the ingredient that's available in the fridge and the amount use.


300g sea cucumber - I didn't measure the amount I use for the sea cuumber and fish maw
100g fish maw
10 chinese mushrooms - I use about 3-4
15 sweet beans - 2 leaves of chinese cabbage
a few slices of carrot
2 clove of galic
1 tbsp ginger – stred thinly
500ml water - 1 cup of water

1 tbsp abalone sauce - 2 tsp chicken sesoning powder
1 tbsp cooking wine
dash of black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

1. Rinse sea cucumber and cut into pieces. soak fish maw in water for 1 hour, drain and cut into pieces. Soak chinese mushrooms in hot water till soft, drain and remove the stems.
2. Heat up 2 tbsp of oil, fry mince galice and ginger till fragranta and remove. Put in sea cucumber, fish maw and chinese mushrooms, pour in water and seasonings, braise over low heat for 10 min.
3. Add in cabbage and carrot, thicken the gravy with a mixture of corn flour and 2 tbsp of water, stir-fry till fairly dry. Dish and serve.

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