One of the easiest way to prepare a delicious braised trotter dish using a multi-purpose cooking pot. Just dump all the ingredients into the pot, fry until meat is about 70% cooked over high heat, then off heat, cover to braise for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn on to high heat, stir fry to mix well, bring the sauce to boil, off heat, cover to braise for another 10 minutes. Repeat for 3-4 times or until the meat is tender and the skin is chewy [QQ].
The meat is cooked without adding any WATER!!! Only sesame seed oil is used for frying to release the fats from the meat which makes this dish extra fragrant and unique.Yummy-licious with a bowl of steaming hot rice. Get down to give it a try and see the results for yourself..........
This recipe is adapted from a video on You-tube with modifcations
1.2 kg meaty trotter [upper section of trotter without bones] - cut into bite size pieces
80 gm ginger - sliced
5-6 star anise
3-4 small red chillies
3 tbsp rock sugar
5 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
60 ml sesame seed oil
1 stalk spring onions - cut long sections
salt to taste [optional]
coriander leaves for garnishing
- Place all the ingredients in a multi cooking pot/pan. Turn to high heat. Fry until the meat is firm and about 70 % cooked. Cover with lid, off heat and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove cover, turn on high heat and fry until the ingredients are well mixed with sauce and boiling. Off heat, cover and leave to braise for another 10 minutes. Repeat method of cooking for 3-4 times or until meat is tender, skin is tender [chewy/QQ] and sauce is reduced.
- Dish up to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves.