Tripe with black beans and ginger
Saturday 16 January 2010
Years ago, tripe would make a fairly regular appearance on the butcher's counter, especially in the north of England. It's harder to get hold of now, although if you frequent good authentic Chinese restaurants and supermarkets you will certainly come across the stuff. You can serve this as a dim sum dish or as a sharing main course.
Tripe varies; most of the stuff that is on sale these days is the blanched white tripe which is cooked. It doesn't have a great flavour compared to the stuff which is less treated and not so white, which takes longer to cook and which absorbs the flavours much better.
You can buy fermented dried black beans from good Chinese supermarkets; they generally have ginger mixed with them.
500g tripe, washed, dried and cut into rough 2cm chunks
1tbsp sesame oil
1 medium onion, peeled, halved and roughly chopped
6 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 red chillies, sliced
A 40-50g piece of root ginger, scraped and finely chopped
100ml rice wine
500ml chicken stock
3tbsp light soy sauce
60g dry Chinese fermented black beans
A few sprigs of coriander to serve
Heat the sesame oil in a heavy saucepan and gently cook the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the rice wine, chicken stock and soy, bring to the boil, add the tripe and simmer for about 15 minutes. If you are using the un-blanched tripe it may need about an hour to cook as well as more stock.
Dilute the cornflour in a little water and stir in enough to thicken the mixture and continue simmering for another 5 minutes.
Season if necessary and serve with the sprigs of coriander scattered over.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Survivor William Pooley is flown to US to give doctor with virus emergency blood transfusion
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
Tezenis removes 'crime scene' pants from Oxford Street store after backlash over 'rape' connotations
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8: 6 reasons you might want to hold off updating
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
iJobs Food & Drink
£18000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: ***EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FO...
Basic of £18,000 + commission, realistic OTE of £30-£50k : Ocean Holidays: Le...
£20 - 26k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Marketing Executive / Member Services Ex...
£15,000 - £25,000: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for ...