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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Steamed Loofah Gourd With Pork Ribs


It has been a while since I posted something that I've cooked. This is a simple steamed dish that I had a glance in a magazine at the bookstore. Do note that the loofah gourd expel quite a large amount of liquid, hence it's advisable to use more corn starch to help thicken the gravy. I actually drank up the gravy as it's really sweet naturally flavoured by the gourd and ribs. The next round, I will do away with the scallops as I didn't like the smell that doesn't went well with the dish.

Steamed Loofah Gourd With Pork Ribs

Marinade 1 strip of chopped pork ribs with some oyster sauce, soy sauce, pepper, a dash of sesame oil, corn starch, cooking wine, about 1 tbsp of fermented black beans and a wee bit of sugar.

Peel one medium sized loofah gourd and slice them into thickish strips. Slice a clove of garlic thinly.

Place all ingredients in a heat proof dish, make sure it's rather deep as I discovered that the loofah gourd expelled quite a lot of liquid. Mix them well. Scatter soaked and shredded dried scallops (about 2 medium sized) on top of the ribs and loofah gourd mixture. Steam for about 25 - 30 minutes and serve hot with white rice.

Easy peasy!


ping said...

Oooh...this looks yummers! No prizes for guessing what I'm having for dinner tonight.

Babe_KL said...

Wowser, so fast Ping? hahaha well enjoy the dish then

UnkaLeong said...

I love loofah gourds. Mom normally stir fries them and throws in chinese vermicelli to absorb the excess water :)

Ciki said...

i love loofah gourd. not everyone likes the sliminess but i think its heavenly! ;)

Babe_KL said...

Unka Leong, ooo dat sounds like yum!

C&C, hey me thinks the same too! YAY

Sean said...

looks like comfort food for a rainy evening! :D but the ribs still have bones in them? can i have my meat deboned before the dish is served to me? i'm lazy that way, heheh.

Babe_KL said...

Sean, ribs of course got bones hahaha erm how to debone? :p i usually does it inside my mouth, you want me to spit out for you?? ouch that's gross, my bad hehehe sorry

thule a.k.a leo said...

everything Chinese will be OK for me :)

worldwindows said...

Loofah slightly ovcercooked? Never get to eat it at home relish to have it with tofu and some water eggs.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i need to head chinese n learn how to cook something like this!

qwazymonkey said...

I just finished my dinner and I'm hungry all over again! I'm salivating for a homecooked meal now

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious to me! I like anything easy.

Babe_KL said...

leo, you're a true Chinese boy at heart!

worldwindows, yeah but i'm fine with it as the centre bit still has a crunch

why Joe? missing chinese food already? try my index for easy peady dishes but it's not updated though

jon, you din have dinner at home I reckoned?

LCOM, me too!!! hehe

PureGlutton said...

I like angled loofah too. Just stir fry plainly with dried shrimps also good enuf for me!