Friday, June 25, 2010

Steamed Pork Rib with Salted Fish

Last week I bought a large vacuum pack of pork rib on sale.A pack of vacuum pack rib usually comes with 2 full rack of rib. I trimmed both end and some parts of the ribs away before seasoning the pork ribs for BBQ for later use..Usually I used the end ribs for soup cooking or braising.But this time I decided to steam the pork ribs with salted fish.It's hard to get a good quality salted fish here..I preferred mackerel salted fish(mui heong) rather then other type of fish like croaker or tile.Not all Asian market sell this type of salted fish.Anyway I was lucky enough to get mackerel salted fish in Asian market at frozen section.Instead of using regular steamer to steam the pork ribs, I used pressure cooker to steam the pork ribs to cut down the cooking time and to minimas hot air from circulated in the kitchen and the house in hot summer weather!! I recalled when I lived at home my mom's cooked this comfort food for us and I must have the gravy all over the rice.Finger lickin good!

2 lbs or more cut pork ribs end,chop about 2 inch
3 cloves garlic,peeled and minced
1 inch ginger,peeled and julienne
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cooking wine or Shaoxing wine
1 tbsp salt or to taste
1 tbsp corn flour + 1 tbsp cold water dissolve
1 sliced mackerel salted fish,crumble
1 red pepper,sliced
1 stalk scallion,washed and cut
1:Prepare a medium stock pot with 1/2 water at high heat.Bring water to boil,toss in cut pork ribs.Blanch or parboiled the rib to remove the excess fat or grease before steaming..When all the fats or grease floated on the surface,about 10-15 minutes,remove the ribs from the pot into a sieve basket.Wash parboiled ribs with moving cold water until run clear.
2:Prepare water in pressure cooker at high heat.Combine all ingredients and pork ribs in a stainless steel plate or bowl,mix well.
3:Place pork ribs mixture into the pressure cooker.Steam ribs in pressure cooker for 20 minutes..(if you used regular steamer ,it's take about 45 minutes or 1 hour )Slowly release the top notch from pressure cooker to release the hot air before open the cover..(be careful not to burn while release the notch)
4:Remove cooked pork ribs from pressure cooker and serve warm with white rice.
mix seasoning with parboiled ribs ,ready to steam in pressure cooker
Mackerel salted fish from Thailand


noobcook said...

I love food steamed with salted fish... yum!

ann low said...

My family love this and can eat with extra rice.

yogiwan said...

Substituting the pressure cooker for the steamer is a good idea and the flavor of the ribs (or other items) is better than the traditional way. This works for slow cooker recipes as well. Saving time and getting better results -- what more could you ask for.

Terry Retter

lily's wai sek hong said...

i like the salt fish and it goes so well with the ribs

My Asian Kitchen said...

mee too ..thanks!

I think we come from same family! hahaha!

Thank you for dropping by:)you're right!! I love pressure cooker!!Save time and food still retain the best taste of all!!

I think we Msian love salted fish and rib,the more stinky salted fish the more we love!

pigpigscorner said...

I always steam minced meat with salted fish, pork ribs sounds like a nice change! yummy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesley,
i just chanced upon your blog, and am amazed that you steam the dish over a rack in your pressure cooker! This method of steaming is completely new to me.
Is this a special pressure cooker, or do you think this can be done with all pressure cookers? Is there a minimum quantity of water we need to have in the pressure cooker during the steaming? Do you use a stainless steel container to contain the meats fro steaming? I am soory i asm asking such a bsic question - this is completely new concept for me.

Tonette said...

Hello Lesley.
Before I only enjoy salted fish sauteed in plenty of red tomatoes, but now with this delicious steamed pork ribs with salted fish I now have two! Perhaps I'll try combining salted fish in some of my dishes. Thanks for the delicious idea. I like this post. Tonette

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