Monday, May 5, 2014

Pork Belly Stew



I tried  cooking this pork belly stew in the thermal pot for dinner thinking that it'll save some time.  However, I found that the heat from the thermal pot was not enough to really tenderise the meat and so ended up cooking this on low heat in a normal pot for another hour.  It did make it in time for dinner and paired very well with a bowl of hot white rice and a vegetable dish in tow.





Recipe for Pork Belly Stew

Ingredients
  • 600 gm pork belly cut into pieces and seasoned with some salt
  • 6 pieces Shitake mushrooms, soaked and stemmed
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 slices of ginger
  • 1 stalk spring onions, sectioned
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp soy bean paste
  • 1 Tbsp nam yue (red fermented bean curd)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil
Method  .
  1. Heat oil in a wok, add spring onions, star anise and cinnamon stick, stir-fry.  Add garlic, ginger, soy bean paste and nam yue.  Stir fry till fragrant.
  2. Add seasoned pork belly, stir-fry  till evenly cooked.  Add mushrooms, carrot and water.
  3. Bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer till meat is tender and cooked through.  Fine tune to desired taste, dish out and serve.




12 comments:

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  1. Cheah, My hubby loves pork stew. Definitely want more rice when he sees this delicious dish :)

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    1. Come to think of it, most hubbies love pork in any form!

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  2. Cheah, this looks delicious! Definitely calls for a second helping of rice :)

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  3. I love the spices used in this stew.. looks filling, lovely comfort food!

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  4. Do I love pork stew? Absolutely, my all time comfort food.

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    1. Ha, ha,looks like many readers like this porky stew!

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  5. this is so good to go with a bowl of rice, yum!

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  6. Hi Soke Hah, good attempt. This is full of flavours esp. with nam yue and mushrooms. A dish that taste even better after resting.

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  7. I love this type of dishes. It's easy to make, delicious and time saving by cooking up a bigger portion for more meals as the taste get better over time :)

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  8. This looks homey and so good, Cheah.

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