Friday 31 August 2018

Seafood Vermicelli Soup

1 mud crab, cleaned and chopped
1/2 kg large prawns
1 kg clams
800g thick vermicelli, blanced
Vegetables (wong bok or cai xin)
8 sliced ginger
2 bulbs garlic with skin, halved 
50-75g unsalted butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk


1.5 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup hua tiao wine

The Garnishing
Chopped spring onion

The Broth
2-3L water
300g chicken carcass
10 chicken feet
500g big pork bones
1 dried sole fish
1/2 cup anchovies
1/4 cup soya beans
1 onion, wedged

1. Blanch chicken carcass, chicken feet and pork bones. Rinse with water and set aside.
2. Bring 2-3L of water to boil then add the blanched bones, feet and all the other ingredients. 
3. Cook the soup over high fire for 45 minutes. Turn to medium fire and continue to simmer for another 2-3 hours, season with salt and pepper.
4. In a wok or big pot, heat up 2 tbsp of oil. Saute ginger and garlic till fragrant. Pour the broth and bring it to boil. 
5. Add evaporated milk and butter. 
6. Season with fish sauce, sugar, pepper and hua tiao wine.
7. Add the crab. When the crab is almost cooked, add some prawns and vegetables. Lastly, add the clams, cover the wok/pot and cook for 3-5 minutes.
8. Combine the thick vermicelli into the seafood soup.
9. Garnish with spring onion and coriander. Serve hot.

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