Braised Pork Ribs with Pumpkin 金瓜焖排骨
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • 500g short pork ribs
  • 200g pumpkin, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp fermented black soybeans
  • 1 tsp plum sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • some water

For the Pork Marinade:
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder

For the Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp dark soya sauce
  • ½ tsp sugar

For the Thickening Solution:
  • 1 tsp corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water
  1. Marinade the pork ribs with the marinade ingredients, cover and set aside in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  2. Heat up 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok and add the minced garlic and fermented black soybeans. Saute till fragrant and add in the plum sauce.
  3. Add in the marinated pork ribs and stir briefly to mix well till the pork ribs are no longer pinkish in colour.
  4. Add in enough water till they cover the pork ribs and allow it to simmer till it boils. Add in the seasonings and lower the heat.
  5. Cover the wok and allow the pork ribs to be simmered on low heat for approximately one hour.
  6. When the pork ribs is done to your desired tenderness, add in the pumpkin chunks. Stir to mix well. Allow the pumpkin to continue to simmer till they turn soft.
  7. Add in the thickening solution and once the sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, off the flame.
  8. Garnish as desired and serve hot with rice.
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