Not sure if you have noticed, I have been posting more recipes on baking lately. Not that I have not been cooking but was busy with boys and my "3rd baby" left me with no much time for photographing dishes I cooked for family daily. After working for two years, my "3rd baby" is at finalising stage this week. At last!
This is a dish I cooked awhile ago, simple Chinese stew with legumes. I really like soft, almost melt in the mouth, peanut in this dish. Pork can be substituted with other meat if desired.
200 g pork belly, cut into chunks and marinate with *
*1 tbsp sake / shaoxing / hua diao
*1 tbsp soy sauce
50 g peanut, soaked
50 g black beans, soaked
20 g black fungus, soaked and chopped
1 tbsp sesame oil
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
#1 tbsp soy sauce
#1 tsp oyster sauce
#Salt to taste
- Soak peanut and black beans separately overnight, drain well.
- Heat oil in wok, saute garlic, star anise and cinnamon for about a minute. Add in pork, stir-fry till all sides are seared.
- Add in peanut, black bean and black fungus, stir-fry till all moist eveporated.
- Add in just enough water to cover all ingredients, bring to a boil. Add in soy sauce and oyster sauce, simmer till till peanut and black bean are softened. Add (hot) water if necessary.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, continue to cook for about 10 minutes.
- Transfer to serving plate, garnish with coriander and serve warm with steamed rice.