Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Recipe: Braised pork ribs with radish, dried scallops and miso

This month, my friend Mich from Piece of Cake is hosting Little Thumbs Up with the theme "soy beans". At home, I rarely cook with soy beans in its raw form, but I do like soy products such as tofu as well as seasonings made from soy beans (miso paste, taucu paste and soy sauce).

Miso paste is something I always have in my fridge. It is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soy beans. I often use it for miso soup, as my kids love it very much. There are a few types of miso available but the one that I usually use is awasemiso (mixed miso). 

Braised pork ribs with radish, dried scallops and miso

We usually have pork ribs once a week in our home, and for dinner one evening, I made braised pork ribs with radish, dried scallops and miso. This is a soupy version, for a dry version, you can check out my recipe for braised miso pork ribs here.

This is an easy one-pot stew, whereby the pork ribs is cooked for 2 hours, until tender and falling off the bone. The radish and dried scallops will add flavour and sweetness to the soup. A delicious, nourishing and comforting dish.

My kids always give big thumbs up for comforting stews like this!

Braised pork ribs with radish, dried scallops and miso
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
Serves 4

1/2 bulb garlic
2 onions, quartered
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 radish (1kg), cut into chunks
900g pork ribs
1.6l water
3 tbsp miso paste
20 small dried scallops, rinsed

1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and fry for 1 1/2 minute until lightly browned. Add the pork ribs, and brown on all sides. Add water, onions and radish and bring to the boil. Once boiling, lower to low heat and cook for 1 hour.

2. Dissolve the miso paste in some of the broth, and add it to the pot with the dried scallops. Cook for another 1 hour, until the meat is tender and falls off the bone easily. Taste and season with more miso paste as necessary. Serve with rice.

*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Soy Beans" event organized by Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY and hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake. You can link your soy beans recipes here.

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  1. Hi Yen, what a lovely miso dish! Definitely comfort food for me.

  2. Big thumbs up from me too, love this kind of comforting stews!

  3. Thumbs up from me too! This morning I just bought too much pork ribs for grilling. Going to keep some to try your soup. I also like awasemiso for soup.

  4. thumbs up to this! it looks very wholesome, nutritious and deliciously satisfying, like the perfect home-made dish. gosh, i envy your kids cos they get great meals at home =)

  5. Wow.. looks very delicious, mouth watering now..hehe

  6. Hi Yen, your braised pork ribs look delightful. Love the combo, it look really good.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  7. Hi Yen,

    Me too that I hardly use soy beans for my cooking at home. I use soya milk a lot instead for my baking this month :D

    Like how you fuse Chinese and Japanese ingredients to cook your braised pork ribs. It looks GOOD!


  8. Nice. We always cook this at home...sometimes with dried cuttlefish. Yours with dried scallops, must be sooooo very sweet. Yum! Yum!

  9. Hi Baby Sumo, I have a tub of miso in the fridge and don't know what to do with it. Thanks fro sharing this lovely soup.

  10. Yen, I love one pot meals. I forgot to buy miso when I went to Jusco this morning :(

  11. Hi Yen, I love pork ribs that have the meat simply fall of the bone and melt in the mouth, yours look super delicious!


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