- 1) Pork ribs (2 lengths of it, not sure how you call it, just that whole slab. 2 of â€˜em)
- 2) sugar
- 3) diced garlic
- 4) garlic chilli (like those red chillies, not bell peppers. de-seed and blend both skin+flesh with equal portion of raw garlic.)
- 5) bean paste
- 6) 2 onions (red skin ones) - diced
- 7) tomato ketchup
- 8) water
- 9) Dark soy sauce
[b]edit: it was meant to be under [u]meats[/u], but somehow I'd forgotten to change that and now I don't know how! end edit.[/b]
I use the AMC pot, if you know what that is.. Great stainless steel wonder. It's a pressure cooker, by the way.
This serves 5.
[b]Prepping the pork ribs.[/b]
Nothing much is needed, just slice the ribs at the meat intersections so that you have bite-sized, easy-to-chew-on ribs. I suppose you can subsitute using beef ribs. Alternatively, you can use lean meat of any sort… but it just doesn't taste the same.. no ribs, no fun.
[b]Making the sauce + Cooking the ribs[/b]
It's more like putting in your spices before you cook sorta thing…
1) Put in 1 tablespoon of oil directly into your pressure cooker, over medium flames.
2) Throw in onions, diced, and let it simmer in the oil, stir it once or twice so that the fragrance comes out nicely.
3) Put in 1 dessertspoon of the bean paste
4) Put in 1 dessertspoon of diced garlic
5) Mix it all together and get the fragrance out (it's a heavenly garlickly fragrance, you can smell the saltish-ness of the bean paste mixed with the tangy smell of the onions. mouth watering.)
6) Once the fragrance comes out, add in the ribs (mom tried putting them in nicely, piece by piece, but I'm the other way, what the heck, dump it all in!)
7) Mix everything together quickly and lower the flames ever so slightly so that it's JUST slightly medium and put the lid on. (Okay, for those using AMC pots, the needle on the lid is still on the black side. Let it cook till the needle goes to 10 o'clock on the pressure dial)
For those using normal pans or other sorts of pressure cookers, it's until when the ribs changes to white on the surface, it's quite fast, I'd think. So, keep a good look out on it!!
8) After it changes colours, add in water until it covers the ribs. Please lay the ribs in the pot/pan such that every rib or lean meat is touching the bottom surface of the pot/pan..
9) Add in like 2 dessertspoons of Tomato Ketchup
10) Add in 1 teaspoon of Dark soy sauce
11) 1/3 dessertspoon of Sugar; to taste. (it has to be slightly sweet)
12) Mix it all together again. The water now becomes your sauce, inevitably (:
You can taste the sauce and adjust it to your liking.. (add more bean paste to get it saltier, more sugar to be sweeter, or more garlic chilly for that spicy taste)
Let it cook for another 5-10 minutes or until you think the ribs are well done and cooked. Take it out, and serve!