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Spicy Pig Trotters



My mum was very good at cooking this porky dish and it was one of my dad's favourite.  Whenever she cooked this dish she must add in more rice in the rice pot as my siblings would always  have second helpings of rice.  Reason being that this gravy certainly goes down well with plain white rice.











Isn't this mouth-watering?  Spicy and a but sweetish ........... more rice, anyone?

Recipe for Spicy Pig Trotters
  • 1.8 kg pig trotters, cut into bite size
  • 5 dried red chillies, soak in hot water to soften
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 star anise
  • 4 ginger slices
  • 1  Tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1  Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp seasalt
  • 30 gm rock sugar or to taste
Preparation
  1. Heat up some water in a wok and blanch the pig trotters to remove scum.
  2. Remove from work, rinse with running water, keep aside.
  3. Saute the chillies, star anise, cinnamon stick and ginger slices with some oil till fragrant.
  4. Add in the pig trotters and stir-fry for a while.  Add in enough water to cover the meat.
  5. Bring to the boil, then lower heat, add in the sauces, salt and rock sugar. Cover the wok and cook till the meat is tender, about 1.1/2 hours.
  6. Test for taste and dish out to serve.



I'm linking this post to  "Red Meats Feast'  hosted by  MySpicyKitchen

Comments

  1. Whoa, long time since I last eaten this one. haha.... Look really mouthwatering.
    Hope you're having a great week ahead, Cheah.
    Kristy

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    1. Thank you Kristy. It's a pity that your family do not take pork.

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  2. Hi Cheah

    If with black vinegar, I think it wud taste heavenly! What do u think?

    Blessings
    Priscilla Poh

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Priscilla. I have a post on this and yes I love the black vinegar.
      http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2011/01/pig-trotters-with-ginger-and-black.html

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  3. I've never tried this dish before. Looks very delicious definitely will cook more rice if I make this yummy pig trotters for my family.

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  4. When i was a kid, i don't like this dish, now my kids the same. But now i love this, i salivate look at your dish.

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    1. Same with me. Never understood why my dad loved those pig trotters. But now I've sort of acquired the taste and I'll distant myself from the fatty part and the skin.

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  5. I know I will love this dish. Anything piggy I eat. I will try your recipe.

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    1. Welcome to my humble blog. Just came back from yours. Your blog is also interesting and hope to see you more often. Have a go at this recipe and let me know.

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  6. Hi Cheah,
    I had something(spicy pig trotters) like yours on mother's day when we had dinner at my sis in law's house. I see your ingredients is more or less same as what she told me..only different is she added salted vegetable and vinegar(浙醋)
    When she told me her recipe i did not write down..Now i'm so glad i saw yours.
    I can follow your recipe.
    Seeing your spicy pig trotters i can add on 2 more bowls of rice..hehe.
    thanks for sharing..:)

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    1. Yes, this is very appetising. You can also hop over to take a look at this
      http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2011/01/pig-trotters-with-ginger-and-black.html

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  7. Nice! I like the spicy version...looks appetizing! I must try this soon! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. Yes, do try it and thanks for dropping by!

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  8. I never tasted pig trotters. Must taste awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking it to the red meats event.

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  9. For how many people is this recipe? I have some trotters in the freezer and want to make it some day soon. And if I can't get star anise, is regular aniseed ok?

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    1. You can omit the star anise if you don't have it. Recipe is for about 4 people, if there's excess you can always freeze it.

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