Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dim Sum Spareribs (Pai Guat) with Black Beans

Dim sum is an integral part of Chinese cuisine  found all over China and in many parts of the West. Dim sum is usually served in the late morning through the early afternoon which  should be lingered over, in multiple courses which is a lively and varied meal. Pai Guat

2 Pounds pork sparerib tips, cut into bite size pieces, soak in cold water for several hours
1 Teaspoons  fermented  black beans, rinsed twice
1 Tablespoon Shao Hsing wine
1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
1 Tablespoon cornstarch or potato starch
1 Teaspoon MSG
Red chile
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 Tablespoons oyster suace (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon ground white pepper
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 Teaspoons finely minced ginger (optional)
1 Teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients except black beans and red chile, mixing well in a stainless bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate at least 2 hours.

Plate 3 tablespoon portion on a small bowl that will fit within your steamer. Top with a teaspoon of black beans and pinch of red chile. Cover and steam for 8~15 minutes until done. Garnish with chopped spring onions.

Notes:

  1. Sparerib tips available Chines butcher (the tips of spare ribs have a significant amount of cartilage)
  2. aka pai kut (kuat)


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