Steam pork spare ribs with black bean sauce over Vermicelli and lotus leaves @Rosacooks
Instead of dim sum like at restaurants I would like to transfer this popular dish as one of my usual dish for meals , plus a bit extra with vermicelli and lotus leaves sure it tastes a bit extra too , thumbs up with bowls of rice….win win situation here for sure !
Ingredients….(4-5 servings )
1 – 2 pound pork spare ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
– bite size for easy cooking
– usually it is already cut into strips at the meat counter shelve at the store.
2 -2 teaspoons sugar
3- 1 tbsp salt
4- 1 tablespoon Sake or any kindof kitchen wine
5- 1 tbsp sesame oil , 1 tbsp of white pepper , 2 tablespoons corn starch
6- 3 tablespoon Chinese fermented black beans rinsed thoroughly.
7- 3-4 cloves of garlic , 4- 5 slices of ginger ( chopped and mince finely )
7 – 2 pieces of lotus leaves wash and oiled , one bundle of vermercilli soaked
8 – one bamboo steamer..
1 – Place the rib pieces, blanch and rinse under running water, drain.
2 – place the cut rib pieces with suger , salt , wine ,sesame oil ,white pepper, corn starch into a bowl
and mix until the ribs are coated. Marinate at least 30 minutes for best result.
*Add cornstarch to the marinated ribs and mix well. With the cornstarch, there should be less water in the mixture for more tasty texture.
3 – Once you have marinated the ribs, sprinkle the mince garlic and ginger, and the fermented black bean over the top. Set aside.
4 – place the lotus leaves onto the bamboo steamer…
5 – place the soak and drain vermicilli on top of the lotus leaves…
* ( The Vermeicilli has to be thoroughly soaked so as in a soft and moist form )
6 -place the well prepared ribs onto the bamboo steamer with vermicilli and lotue leaves …
7 – carefully place the bamboo steamer with the prepared ribs over a wok of boiling water …
– steam 8-10 minutes with medium high heat .
(* Be sure no overcook the ribs otherwise you lose some of the flavourful meat juices. )
8 – once cooked , garnish with finely chopped green onion , remove from the wok and place the bamboo steamer direct on your dinning table , serve hot with rice. Done and enjoy.