How to Cook Delectable, Appealing Frozen Meat Dishes by Vietnamese Style
There’s nothing better in the winterthan frozen meat paired with pickles and steaming rice. Many people are hesitant to try preparing frozen meat because they believe it will be difficult and time-consuming, however the following recipe for cooking frozen hog leg meat is really simple. Let’s look at how to accomplish it correctly in the following post!
Ingredients for cooking traditional frozen meat
* 300g boneless pork leg meat
* 400g pig ears
* 50g shiitake mushrooms
* 50g of wood ear mushrooms
* 50g corn kernels (depending on preference)
* 100g carrots
* 2-3 purple onions, 1 small branch of ginger
* Scallions, coriander, chili
* Minced onions and garlic
* Cooking oil
* Spices to taste: Salt, seasoning powder, MSG, fish sauce, pepper
– When purchasing meat at the grocery, look for chunks that are dry and properly wrapped
– If the outside flesh membrane is dry and bright crimson or dark red, the meat is fresh.
– You can also learn more about how to choose tasty meat by reading this post!
Instructions on how to cook
Step 1 Prepare the ingredients
Soak the shiitake and wood ear mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes to bloom before washing. To make a beautiful cross form, wood ear mushrooms are sliced into strips and shiitake mushrooms are cut into bits and cut into a cross shape. If you slice the mushrooms too thinly, they will crumble and lose their crunchy character.
Pig feet and ears must be shaved, thoroughly cleansed, and drained.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add 1 sliced ginger branch and 1 peeled purple onion. When the water begins to boil, add the meat and pig ears and blanch for 5 minutes before removing them to a dish of ice-cold water to make the meat crispy and white. The meat is then sliced into small pieces, while the pig ears are split into strips.
Step 2 Marinate the meat
Marinade the meat in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of spice powder, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper for around 30 minutes.
Step 3: Prepare the frozen meat
Cook until the onion and garlic are aromatic, then add the meat and stir-fry until it is firm.
After the meat has been cooked, cover it with water. Because the boiling water creates foam, you must constantly remove the foam so that the frozen meat is clear when finished.
When the meat is done, add mushrooms and wood ear mushrooms, chopped carrots, and corn to the pot and simmer until the water is reduced to about 2/3 of the original quantity. Season to taste, then remove from the heat.
To begin, combine thinly sliced carrots, chile, cilantro, and green onions in a mixing dish. Place the meat in a box, mold, or bowl and refrigerate for 4-5 hours, or until totally frozen. If the weather is chilly, leave the meat at room temperature and it will automatically freeze.
Step 4: Final Product
You may cook frozen beef in a pressure cooker to save time. When using a pressure cooker, however, you must also remove the froth before covering the pot and boiling the meat.
Frozen meat is highly appealing when served with heated rice. The frozen beef is fatty, crispy, spice-rich, and extremely flavorful. It goes well with salt, pepper, and other pickles.
Cooking ingredients for frozen chicken
* 300g pork rinds
* 100g of mushrooms
* 50g shiitake mushrooms
* 3 slices of fresh ginger
* 1 teaspoon minced purple onion
* Spices: Oyster sauce, cooking oil, seasoning powder, salt, ground pepper
Step 1 Prepare the pork skin
When purchasing pork rinds, thoroughly rinse them with water. Heat 1/2 liter of water in a pot, then add 1 teaspoon of salt, 3 slices of ginger, and 300g of pork skin. Boil the pig skin for 10 minutes over high heat, then remove and drain. You may retain the pig skin in the boiling water!
Cut the pig skin into bite-sized pieces once it has cooled.
Step 2 Gather the remaining materials.
Remove the remaining chicken meat from the feathers, then rinse with diluted salt water and cut into bite-sized pieces.
Cook the mushrooms in a pot, then rinse and cut them into little pieces. Shiitake mushrooms are steeped for 20 minutes in hot water before being sliced.
Step 3: Marinate the chicken
After cleaning the chicken, marinate it for around 15 minutes in 1 teaspoon ground pepper and 2 teaspoons oyster sauce.
Step 4 Cook the frozen dish
Put a pan on the stove, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, when the oil is hot, add 1 tablespoon of minced shallot and saute until fragrant. Then you add the chicken and stir-fry for about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms, pork skin, and shiitake mushrooms and stir-fry for another 5 minutes.
When the pork skin is slightly firm, add the original pork skin boiling water to the pan and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of seasoning powder, stir well and simmer for another 10 minutes then turn off the stove.
Step 5: Final Product
Allow the chicken, mushrooms, and broth to cool in a bowl. When the meat is almost cool, place it in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight to allow it to firm before serving.
Many people enjoy the frozen meat because it contains the sweet taste of chicken, shiitake mushrooms, black fungus, and appealing chewy pork skin.
When boiling meat, a pressure cooker can save time and help the meat soften more quickly. However, you should be aware that you consume less water than usual.
When cutting ingredients like mushrooms, don’t cut them too small or they’ll crumble and lose their flavor.
In terms of storage, frozen meat should be used within 5-6 hours of being removed from the refrigerator, although it can be kept in the refrigerator for 7-10 days if the meat smells stale and is watery. Then you should stop using it.