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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Steamed Black Beans Spare Ribs

During the hot scorching weather, I started looking through recipe books for recipes that are delicious and easy to cook, best without sweating out in the kitchen.  I found this recipe which is simple and only requires steaming.  In the original recipe, the pork ribs are steamed together with rice in individual serving bowls.
This pork rib dish is appetising, tasty and good served with rice and an easy to cook vegetable soup [EZ Nutritious Watercress Soup].
I complained about the hot weather and my hubby daren't complain about the meal,  just a meat dish, soup and rice.  Hope, this isn't too simple a meal for the family.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 78 [with slight modifications]
[serves 3]
300 gm pork ribs - cut into small pieces
1 tbsp fermented black beans - soaked for 5 minutes, drained and coarsely chopped
2-3 dried chillies - soaked and cut small pieces
some chopped spring onions
3 pips garlic - chopped
1 small piece ginger - chopped
1 tbsp cooking wine
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp each of sesame oil and sugar
dash of pepper
1 tsp cornstarch
  1. Soak pork ribs with 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda and some water for 1/2 an hour.  Rinse and drain.
  2. Marinate pork ribs with the marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. Arrange pork ribs in a steaming bowl with marinade, black beans and dried chillies.
  4. Steam over high heat for 30 minutes or until ribs are tender.
  5. Sprinkle spring onions over ribs before serving.

I'm also sharing this post to Cook Your Books #13 Event hosted by 
Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy! Your husband didn't complain because the food taste good hah..hah...I think this is a good meal plan. Rice, meat dish and a soup. I think I have a bottle of black beans somewhere...

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, the pork ribs were tasty and tender. Add more black beans is you like it.

Veronica Ng said...

Kimmy,I loved the addition of black beans in the spare ribs dish. I usually braised spare ribs, never steam them before as I was worried that I have to steam them for a long time to get the ribs tender. After looking at yours, I think I will try steaming my spare ribs next time. Thanks for sharing Kimmy.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Hi Kim,
May I know why you need to Soak pork ribs with 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda and some water for 1/2 an hour. Is it help to shorter steaming time or help to tenderize the pork ribs? Thanks.

Ann Low said...

I'm getting hungry by looking at your steamed spare ribs. More rice, please :)

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

A simple heart warming home-cooked dish that most Chinese families would enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice ! Yummy!

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, the ribs are tenderise by the baking soda. This helps in shortening the steaming time.

Kimmy said...

Hi Aunty Young, I learned this procedure from Sonia's recipe. I supposed this is to tenderise the pork ribs and shorten the steaming time.

Kimmy said...

Hi Ann, help yourself with some then, hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, this dish tasted good after resting. More flavourful, just reheat before serving, it's yummy.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This dish looks delicious!
I usually cook a meat dish, a veggie and sometimes soup. Standard normal dishes for us! So no complaints from the family! I would smile if someone cook for me these wonderful dishes!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, people must be appreciative of what is served on the dinner table. I too hope someone prepares good food for me, hehehe!.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


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