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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Black Vinegar Pork Trotter Soup



Today I cooked my 1st  Black Vinegar Pork Trotter soup.  This soup is normally taken by  ladies during the confinement period after giving birth.   There are many recipes on this and thanks to my good friend Josephine who taught me this easy method.  It is really delicious.

Recipe

1 pork trotter -   cut and clean
400gm Old ginger -  skinned and cut into small pieces & give them a smash with the cleaver
1 tabsp of sesame oil
1 bottle of black vinegar (Hei me chu)  750 ml 
1 bottle of water  750ml
90gm gula melaka (or rock sugar)
some black beans - washed

Method

1)     Pour the bottle of black vinegar and same amount of water into a pot.
2)      Heat the sesame oil in a wok and fry the ginger pieces until fragrant. Add into the
         pot of black vinegar solution.  Put in the black beans and the gula melaka.
        Let it boil and lower heat for another 20mins.
         Off the fire.  This done preferably the night before.
3)     Blanch the pig trotter pieces in hot water for 15 mins.  Drain the water and wash the meat.
4)     Fry the meat in the wok (without oil) for a while.  Transfer them to the black vineger solution
        and boil for about 40 mins  or so on low heat depending on how tender
        you want the meat to be.


1 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I must cook this one day for my cousin. Is her favourite! :D

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