To combat the hot, dry and humid weather, I made this 'Double Boiled fish bladder and spare ribs soup'. Fish bladder or swim bladder or ' yue piu' in Cantonese looks similar to fish maw/'far kau' in shape, colour and texture. But 'yue piu' is often sold deepfried, hence it needs to be soaked before cooking. Of course, there's also the price factor. 'Yue piu' is definitely far more cheaper than fish maw and can be considered as a poor man's treat of fish maw.
Instead of rice, I served this soup with organic chlorella ramen ........... a wholesome, fuss-free and satisfying meal. So, let's get started.............
Recipe for Double boiled fish bladder and spare ribs soup
- 350 gm spare ribs, cut into 2 inch lengths
- 15 gm dried fish bladder
- 4 dried scallops
- 4 cups hot water
- 10 gm wolfberries
- Salt to taste
Rinse and soak the dried fish bladder in hot water for about 15 mins., squeeze off the oil, rinse in water, cut into short sections, set aside. Blanch the spare ribs in hot water, drain, and rinse with running water. In a double boil steam pot, add in the 4 cups of hot water, rinsed scallops, spare ribs and fish bladder. Double boil for 2.1/2 hours, toss in the rinsed wolberries, add salt to taste, boil for another 10 mins. Dish out and serve.
Ramen with soup and a side dish of blanched 'kai lan' in tow ...................... Enjoy!
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