Braise

Red-Cooked Pig Trotters - 紅燒豬手
Red-Cooked Pig Trotters – 紅燒豬手

Red-Cooked Pig Trotters – 紅燒豬手

Red-Cooking, as I have explained elsewhere, is the Chinese cookery method (紅燒), in which the primary ingredients are simmered in a braising medium containing Soy Sauce and various aromatics. Pig Trotters, as the feet are sometimes known, are not widely consumed in North America, but thy are wonderful for making stock, and provide a hearty richness in braised dishes like this.


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Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms
Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms

This particular dish of Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms was put together as a side dish for Flank Steak braised with Lemon Juice and Capers. It is definitely Western in concept as it uses thyme and white wine as flavorings, but it could still be used as a dish in a Chinese meal, even without substituting any of the ingredients.


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