Good Monday all ! It’s been sometime since I actually steamed a dish, mainly because I have kept away my steamer and packed it neatly in the cabinet which made me rather hesitant to bring it out. Then I realized I could make do with a little steamer setup using my latest casserole too, so I decided to prep up this dish !
It’s actually pretty simple as it would have been with all steamed dishes. But the flavours was really good and intense, with an aromatic blend of spice from the Szechuan peppercorns and savouriness from the fermented beans. It has a twinge of Mala taste and goes on very well with rice.
As this dish is a steamed one, so instead of the usual step of blanching the ribs, I actually soaked them in some cold water longer to drain out the impurities which also helps to tenderize the meat slightly.
And the extras were prepped into the lunchbox the following day too ! And it’s still taste deliciously good. Although it might take a little more effort to prepare for lunchbox meals, but I guess it still beats than having outside food for health reasons and you can actually save some moolah too ! But in order not to tire ownself out too, you can opt for simple fare like a fried rice or noodles to begin your lunchbox journey, which I think can be pretty satisfying too, at least to me ! LOL.
Below is the recipe to share and hope everyone has a great week ahead !!
Steamed Szechuan Spicy Pork Spare Ribs 川式辣椒蒸排骨
Recipe type: Main
- 250-300g pork spare ribs cubes, soaked in some cold water for at least half an hour.
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- ¾ tsp szechuan peppercorns
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- ½ tsp fermented black beans, crushed
- ½ tsp fermented black bean paste
- 3-4 pcs dried chillies, soaked and cut into pieces
- 3-4 bunches of spring onions, white parts only
- 1 tbsp chilli oil
- 2-3 tbsp of water
- ¾ tsp sugar
- Some parsley, for garnish
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp corn flour