Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw 焖海参花胶

by Angie Liew
Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw (焖海参花胶) is a very simple dish that every Chinese family can relate and enjoy. It is not only flavourful but also has high nutritional value. Sea cucumber with its gelatinous texture is a delicacy in Chinese cuisines. It is believed to help to prevent aging. Fish maw and pork tendons, on the other hand are a good source of collagen as they improve blood circulation, complexion and heal wound after an operation. A perfect dish anytime … especially so during the festive new year.

 

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw

 

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw And Pork Tendon

Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw 焖海参花胶

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is s very simple dish that every Chinese family can relate and enjoy. It is not only flavourful but also has high nutritional value. Sea cucumber with its gelatinous texture is a delicacy in Chinese cuisines. It is believed to help to prevent from aging. Fish maw and pork tendons, on the other hand are a good source of collagen as it improves blood circulation, complexion and heals wound after an operation. A perfect dish ... especially for the festive new year dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 200 g pork, cut into small chunks, marinate with soy sauce
  • 100 g shitake mushrooms, soaked till soft, cut into wedges
  • 100 g dried fish maw, soaked 1 hour in water, cut to 2 inch length
  • 150 g dried pork tendon, soaked 1 hour in water
  • 300 g sea cucumber, cut into big wedges
  • 50 g dried shrimp, soaked till soft, drained
  • 2 stalks spring onion, cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups hot water

    Instructions

    • Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw
      First heat up some oil in wok. Stir fry sea cucumber and spring onion, for about 3 minutes. Then set aside the sea cucumber for later use.
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      In the same wok, fry the dried shrimp till fragrant and golden brown in colour.
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      Then add in shitake mushrooms. Fry for a few minutes.
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      Next add in the marinated chunks of pork.
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      Give a stir to mix everything together.
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      Add in the soaked pork tendon and fish maw.
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      Then add in soy sauce.
    • Braised Sea Cucumber With Fish Maw
      Followed by oyster sauce.
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      Also some salt. Stir till mixture is well mixed.
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      Then add in hot water.
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      Add some dark caramel sauce for colour.
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      And a few drops of sesame oil for flavour.
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      Bring the gravy to a boil.
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      Cover and allow to simmer ( low heat ) for 5 minutes.
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      Then transfer all the mixture to a pressure cooker.
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      Lastly, add in the sea cucumber.
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      Cook in pressure cooker until done. Alternatively, allow all the ingredients including the sea cucumber to simmer in a pot for 45 minutes over medium-low heat.
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      And we're done! The fish maw is braised over low heat to give it a slight chewy texture. The tender sea cucumber soaks up all the flavourful braising sauce. The pork tendon is soft such that it almost melt in your mouth.
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      Serve immediately with steamed rice. The braising sauce is SO good over rice that you may not have enough of it. SO .. ENJOY!

Enjoy!

Notes

Do not overcook the dish, otherwise the sea cucumber, fish maw and pork tendons will become too soft and mushy.

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3 comments

ashok February 17, 2021 - 12:31 pm

My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

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Angie Liew February 17, 2021 - 12:41 pm

Great to know you like this recipe. It’s our family’s favourite too. Thanks for your positive feedback. Enjoy!

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