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Braised Sea Cucumber with Pig Trotters 猪手焖海参

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Dificulty: Easy



3 sea cucumbers (clean thoroughly and cut into slices)

Pig trotter (Blanched in boiling water together with ginger and rice wine for 1-2 minutes)

Shiitake mushrooms (remove the stem and soak in water)

Mushroom stems (wrapped in a bag)

Chinese leeks

Ginger slices

Green onion

Chopped garlic

Chicken stock

Light soy sauce

2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

Shao Xing wine



1. Prepare a wok with some oil and slowly raise the temperature. Put in ginger slices and green onion. 

2. Once fragrant, toss in the sea cucumber. Stir fry it for 1-2 minutes to remove the fishy smell.

3. Prepare another pot with some oil. Saute the ginger slices and chopped garlic until fragrant.

4. Put in shiitake mushrooms and stir well.

5. Add in the leeks and fry for a quick while.

6. Put in the blanched pork trotters and stir again to combine well.

7. Add in mushroom water, chicken stock and 1 bowl of hot water. Put in the wrapped mushroom stem.

8. Add in light soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce for flavour and colour. You may add Shao Xing wine too (optional).

10. Add some salt and sugar. Close the lid, turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 1 hour. 

11. Add in the sea cucumber. Close the lid and let it simmer for another 30-45 minutes under low heat.

12. Sprinkle salt and sugar as necessary.

13. Garnish with cilantro and serve.