Steamed Ribs

Steamed Rib

I was in meat mode yesterday, and ribs was the only meat I had, so I cooked some ribs. And it turned out really good, everybody likes it!

Ingredients:

ribs, cellophane noodle (this wasn’t planned to begin with), seasoning.

Methods:

1. Chop ribs into small pieces.

I normally ask the supermarket to slice ribs into inch-wide strips, and then chop them by bones before I cook.

2. Put ribs into a sauce pan, add cold water, then cover with lid, medium high heat, bring pan to boil. Turn off the heat, let it sit for about 5 minutes.

3. Pour ribs into a drainer, raise with warm water, drain well.

4. Put ribs into a container (I used a ziploc bag), add whatever seasoning into bag, massage some, let it sit for several hours.

For seasoning, I used cooking wine, vinegar, soy bean sauce, sugar, garlic powder, ginger powder, oyster sauce, and ground pepper. If you like salty food, you can add some salt into it.

5. Meantime, soak cellophane noodle into cold water.

6. Find a deep plate (like soup plate), lay cellophane noodle at the bottom, then set ribs on top of it.

7. Fill steamer with water, high heat to bring it to boil, then put ribs in, adjust heat to medium after several minutes. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes.

Most of the time when I steam something, the plate will come out with a circle of marks of food, but this time the plate actually came out with clean edge. I think it’s because the cellophane noodle at bottom.

Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion

 

Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and OnionAmerican cabbage is different from Chinese ones. Cabbage leaves in Chinese version are much thinner and are easier to stir fry. I had a hard time to cook cabbage when I first moved here. This is the first cabbage dish in American version I learned here.

Ingredients:Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion

cabbage, onion, bacon, chicken broth/water, salt and pepper to taste

I cooked half of the cabbage, so I used half of the onion in the picture.

Method:

1. Chop onion to small pieces, set aside.Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion

2. Chop cabbage to cubes, set aside.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, set to medium high heat, cook onion for several minutes until tender.

4. Add cabbage to skillet, cook for about 3 minutes, add salt and pepper, keep stirring until cabbage start sweating.Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion

5. Cook cabbage until it start shrinking, add chicken broth/water until halfway cover cabbage. Bring broth to boil on high heat, then simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

I don’t like to have too much juice in dish, so I don’t really pour too much broth. If you like to have more juice, you can add water/broth until cabbage are fully covered.Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion

6. Add bacon, stir, simmer for another 10 minutes.

7. Stir well, simmer for another 10 minutes.

8. Serve hot.

 

Steamed Cabbage with Bacon and Onion