Let me describe another lazy way to have a hearthy meal without having to do much especially the cleaning part :p All one need to do is to use their slow cooker which is usually stashed away somewhere inside kitchen cabinets or like most people would just use it to boil soups.
I've done quite a number of posts on how to cook using the slow cooker without adding much water and this is another one of it...
First, clean up one stick of chopped pork ribs, remove all the fats and scald with some hot water. Marinade the ribs for a couple of hours with maybe around 1/4 cup of water (there isn't any vegetables used hence you'll a wee bit of water), 2 cubes of red preserved beancurd, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and a wee bit of sugar to bring out the flavour. It has to be slightly more salty as the rest of the ingredients are kinda bland.
For the first layer, place halves tofu puff on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Second layer, soaked, cleaned and sliced black fungus.
Next, layer on the ribs together with the marinade and some crushed garlic. Put on the lid and cook for 3 hours.
This was how the ribs looked like at the half way mark.
Towards the end of the cooking time, pour in some Shao Tsing wine and give it a quick stir. Can switch off the cooker now as the heat will continue to cook the ribs.
Dish up and serve hot with rice! The meat is superbly tender and definitely full of the red preserved tofu flavour, almost like Hakka Char Nyuk (braised deep fried pork belly with black fungus).
No wok or pan to wash, no need to clean your stove or cooking area, plus no need to mop the kitchen floor! Without counting the prep work, just need to wash the slow cooker ceramic pot, the spoon used for stirring and the serving plate! Best for lazy people like me :p
Other ideas of cooking using a slow cooker:
Slow Cooked Chicken and Potatoes
Slow Cooked Chicken With Bittergourd
Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
Slow Cooked Roasted Pork with Potatoes and Leeks
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