Monday, January 28, 2013

Braised Spare Ribs with Mushroom and Oyster


This is my first attempt cooking this dish and I'm glad that it turned out well.  The dish is indeed very tasty and the briny oyster proves to be a perfect compliment to the mushroom.  It tasted much better the next day.  I'll definitely be making this dish for the Chinese New Year reunion dinner as it can be prepared a day or two ahead and kept in the freezer.   Moreover, oysters are called 'Hoe Si' in Cantonese which means 'good tidings' and it's most auspicious for the New Year!




Recipe for Braised Spare Ribs with Mushroom and Oyster

    Ingredients
    • 600 gm spare ribs                                                             
    • 8 Shitake mushrooms, soaked overnight and stemmed
    • 6 dried oysters, soaked in hot water for 5 mins.
    • 4 to 5 slices of young ginger
    • Rock sugar to taste
    • 1.1/2 Tbsp dark soya sauce
    • 1  Tbsp light soya sauce
    • 1.1/2 tsp cornflour + 2 Tbsp water to thicken
    • Seasalt to tast
    Method
    1. Marinate the spare ribs with 1/2  teasp salt, set aside for about 2 hours.
    2. In a wok, saute the ginger slices with some oil, toss in the the mushrooms followed by the oysters.  Stir-fry for a while.
    3. Add in the marinated spare ribs, stir-fry.
    4. Add in enough water to cover the ribs, add in the sauces and rock sugar.  Bring to a boil, lower heat to low, cover and let the spare ribs cook through.
    5. Thicken the sauce with the cornflour mixture, fine tune to taste.
    6. Dish out and serve with white rice.


I am submitting this post to  Chinese New Year Delights 2013  hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.




24 comments:

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  1. Hearty and delicious. I really love those mushrooms.

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    1. Yes, they've absorbed all the flavours .... delicous!

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  2. Hi Cheah,
    Good day to you! This dish is so suitable for the reunion dinner, right? I think I would like to give this a try to and cook this a day ahead. Usually this type of braised meat taste better after a day or two. My family loves this type of dish and usually have more gravy so we can go with rice.

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    1. Yes, you can cook this earlier and freeze it. Definitely tastes better and you can have time to prepare the other dishes for the reunion dinner.

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  3. Hi Cheah! I found your blog through PH's and I'm glad to find another dedicated and talented foodie blogger.

    This traditional dish is definitely a good choice for CNY and maybe some Fatt Choy? :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, can add some fatt choy, but I'm rather skeptical of this nowadays, there are fake ones around!

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  4. Hi Cheah, 2 bowls of rice, not enough leh. Can imagine the taste should be good.

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    1. Yes, if you like dried oysters and mushroom, then this is the dish for you.

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  5. Simply delish! Love to have this for dinner. Can't wait to try. Got my eye on your next posts.

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    1. Nowadays everything here is so expensive, more so with the festive season just round the corner!

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  7. I was just wondering what to cook for CNY reunion dinner & this dish looks & sounds good! I'm sure my mat salleh family will love this. Great that I can cook it a couple of days ahead & store in the freezer . Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe! ;)

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    1. Hope your family will love it. A plus point is that this can be prepared a few days ahead and will taste much better too.

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  8. This sounds like a very yummy dish that I would love...I happen to have a lot of mushrooms all soaked and ready for cooking....will give this a try soon!

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  9. Oh yes, I can imagine biting on those plump mushrooms and all the "juices" and flavors coming out of them. Very homey dish that I like.

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  10. Thanks for sharing such delicious homey dish,
    I am planning to have these during family reunion dinner.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Oh, let me know if your family likes it!

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  11. Hi Cheah,
    I love your spare ribs and mushroom dish. Especially the nice and juicy mushroom.
    Using spare ribs are not so fattening compare to trotter...:p
    Will love to try out this dish this CNY.
    mui

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    1. Thank you. I'm making pork knuckes with sea cucumber too.
      http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2010/02/braised-pork-knuckles-with-sea-cucumber.html

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