Braised Pork Ribs With Yam is a delicious savoury one pot dish cooked with yam / taro and pork ribs. This braised ribs stew is a popular comfort food dish that you can easily cook at home. Best enjoyed with a bowl of steamed rice.
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A Delicious One Pot Dish: Braised Pork Ribs with Yam
Braised Pork Ribs With Yam is a savoury yam dish made with yam / taro and pork ribs. This braised pork ribs with yam stew is one popular comfort food dish that most family enjoy at home. This makes a wonderful one dish meal – and not only simple to cook, the wonderfully flaky texture of the yam make this yam dish extremely creamy and tasteful. Adding fried dried shrimp into it simply elevate the taste making it so flavourful and addictive.
What is Yam / Taro?
Yam or Taro is a root vegetable. It is consumed as a cooked starchy vegetable. It is an extremely versatile vegetable that can be cooked in various ways, be it sweet in desserts and savoury as in some snacks or meal dishes. There are two types of yam, big and small ones. The big ones are usually preferred and the small ones are usually used to make sweet soups. Always choose yam that are firm and heavy.
What is Braised Spare Ribs With Yam?
This braised pork ribs with yam is a savoury yam dish made with yam and pork ribs. The yam is first cut into thin slices and fry till slightly brown. Then marinated pork ribs are fried with sautéed onion and dried shrimps. Water is added to cook the pork ribs till soft before adding the yam. Continue to cook till pork ribs turn tender and sauce thickens to perfection. Best to cook this dish using a claypot for extra aroma.
Ingredients You Need To Make Braised Pork Ribs With Yam?
- Pork Ribs
- Dried Shrimp
- Light Soy Sauce
- Dark Soy Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
- Spring Onion
Overview On How to Make Braised Spare Ribs With Yam
- Peel and cut yam into thin slices. Shallow fry till brown.
- Soak and drain dried shrimp.
- Peel and slice shallot into thin pieces.
Cook Braised Pork Ribs With Yam:
- Saute shallots and dried shrimp till fragrant’
- Add pork ribs and fry to mix well. Add enough water, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or till the pork ribs are soft.
- Add in seasonings and the fried yam. Gently fold the mixture together to coat the yam pieces with liquid. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes till the pork ribs and yam turn soft and sauce slightly reduced.
- Garnish with spring onions before serving.
How to Serve Braised Ribs With Yam
This Braised Pork Ribs With Yam is best served hot with steamed white rice alongside freshly brewed hot Chinese tea. It can be served as one of many dishes for a meal. It can also be served as a one-pot stew for lunch or dinner.
Important Tips When Cooking This Dish
- Use the larger variety of yam as the smaller yam have less flavour and a bit slimy. The larger variety.has a flaky texture and has more distinct flavour.
- Need to lightly fry the yam slices till slightly brown as this is to keep the yam in shape during braising.
- Make sure the pork ribs are fully submerged in water/liquid when simmering the pork ribs.
- Make sure there is enough water for yam to cook through as yam absorbs a lot of water.
- Braised the braised pork ribs and yam under low heat till the ribs and yam are tender soft and sauce thickened.
- This dish somewhat taste better if you use a claypot to braise it, extra aroma.
Braised Pork Ribs with Yam Recipe 芋头焖排骨食谱
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- 300 grams pork ribs, 2 inch in length
- 200 grams yam, peeled, washed and sliced ¼ inch thick
- 3 shallots, cut into thin slices
- 1 tbsp dried shrimp, washed and soaked
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- ¼ tsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 stalk spring onions, Cut into long strips
- Have ready all ingredients to make braised pork ribs with yam.
- Have ready all seasonings needed.
- First clean the pork ribs. Rub in some cornstarch and rinse in running water till the water turns clear. Pat dry and then marinate with oyster sauce. Set aside while we prepare the yam.
- Peel skin from yam. Give a quick wash, pat dry, cut in halves and slice into ¼ inch thick. Place into a bowl and mix in a pinch of salt. Then set aside.
- Prepare the other ingredients. Soak dried shrimp and drained. Peel and cut shallots into thin slices. Wash and cut spring onions into sections for garnishing. And we are ready to cook the dish.
- First heat up some oil in a wok. Place the yam slices in a single layer on the wok and shallow fry till slightly brown. Dish out and drained off oil.
- Then place a claypot on the stove and heat up some oil. Sauté the sliced shallots till fragrant. Then add in dried shrimp and continue to fry till the dried shrimp starts to pop. Next add in the pork ribs and fry till pork ribs are slightly seared on the outside and well mixed with the shallots and dried shrimp. Finally add in water, about 2 cups or till all the pork ribs are fully submerged. Bring to a boil. Then cover with a lid and allow to simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes, till the pork ribs are softened, stirring occasionally throughout the cooking process.
- After 30 minutes, when the pork ribs are a bit soft, remove the lid and add in the yam pieces followed by light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. Stir to mix and continue to cook / braise on low heat till the pork ribs and yam are tender soft, another 15 minutes.
- When done, turn off the heat, give it a quick stir and garnished with the cut spring onions. And we are done!
- This Braised Pork RIbs with Yam is best served with steamed white rice. The overall taste of just the creamy gravy on the white rice is simply amazing. Enjoy!
Cook Pork Ribs With Yam:
- Use the larger variety of yam/taro, rather than the smaller ones. Larger variety of yam are more flavourful and have a unique flaky texture. Smaller yam tend to be a bit slimy so best to avoid to cook this dish.
- Lightly fry the slices of yam before cooking to ensure they keep in shape during braising with pork ribs.
- The pork ribs should be fully submerged in the liquid at the beginning and the sauce should reduce slightly but the braised pork ribs should still look a little soupy after simmering so add more water if needed.
- Make sure there is enough water for yam to cook through as the yam absorbs a lot of water.