Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spare ribs with Garlic, Fermented Black Beans and Pumpkin

This is one of the first dish I ever cooked and probably the only one that I am totally satisfied. Try it if you have a chance.

Recipe from '100 homemade dishes' by Huang Mei Feng


450g pumpkin

450g spareribs

2 cloves garlic (sliced)

1.5 tbsps fermented black beans

1 sprig spring onion (shredded)

1 tbsp Shaoxing wine


1/4 tsp sugar

1tbsp light soy sauce

1/2 tsp salt

ground white pepper

1/2 tbsp caltrop starch

1tbsp oil


1.5 cups water

1 tsp dark soy sauce

1/2 tsp sugar

Caltrop starch solution (mixed well)

2 tbsps water

2tsps caltrop starch


1. Peel pumpkin. Seed and cut into pieces

2. Chop up spareribs. Wash and wipe dry. Mix with marinade. Leave for 15 minuts

3. Heat oil in wok. Stir fry fermented black beans and garlic until fragrant. Put in spare ribs and stir fry until golden brown. Sizzle shaoxing wine. Pour in seasoning and simmer for 20 minutes. Add pumpkin and simmer for another 10 minutes (or until pumpkin is soft). Thicken with caltrop starch solution. Sprinkle with shredded spring onion. Serve.

1 comment:

Yu Hsin said...

wow..looks yummy!