Friday, February 6, 2015

Pork Ribs Steamed in Black Bean, Garlic, and Ginger

Developed February, 2015 from a recipe in ‘Chinese Cookery Secrets’. Steamed foods never dry out.
1 lb (450 g) pork spare ribs, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces
2 t (10 ml) corn or tapioca starch
1/2 t (3 ml) sugar
1 T (15 ml) fermented black beans (dou-chi, 豆豉) soaked in water and drained
1 large garlic clove
1 t (5 ml) grated fresh ginger root
2 T (30 ml) soy sauce
1 t (5 ml) dark sesame oil
pinch crushed red pepper
toasted sesame seeds or shredded green onions (optional garnish)
Place the ribs in large shallow bowl, sprinkle on the corn starch and sugar, toss to coat evenly. Mince the black beans, garlic, and ginger together, combine with the meat, along with other ingredients. Toss until the ribs are evenly coated. Spread in a single layer in the bowl and steam for 40 minutes, until tender. Combine the ribs and sauce and garnish as desired. Serves 3 or 4 as part of a Chinese meal.