This is a Chinese recipe using dried oysters (which is perfect for Chinese New Year). The entire thing is slow braised to bring out all of the flavors – the sweetness of the daikon, tender pork ribs and saltiness of the oysters. The goji berries also add a little fruity sweet element.
Chinese Pork Ribs with Daikon and Dried Oysters Recipe (白萝卜蚝干焖排骨)
recipe from Rasa Malaysia
1/2 pound pork ribs
1 daikon/turnip (medium-sized)
6-8 dried oysters (rinsed and soaked in water for 15 minutes)
1 tablespoon wolfberries/goji berries
1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
1/2 tablespoon oil
6 cloves shallots (peeled)
Heat up a wok or claypot (preferred) and add in the oil. Sauté the shallots until slightly aromatic, then add in the dried oysters and daikon. Do a few quick stirs, follow by the pork ribs, rice wine, soy sauce, and water. Lower the heat to between medium and low, and then cover it up with a lid. Braise for about 20-30 minutes or until the water reduces and thickens. Add salt and sugar to taste and serve hot immediately.
- If you don’t like pork ribs, you can use chicken drumsticks. Just cut the chicken drumsticks into pieces, with bones in.
- You can use Japanese sake if you don’t have Chinese rice wine.