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Braised Pork Bellies With Abalone In Claypot (砂鍋卤肉鲍鱼)

Claypot fans, here’s another recipe for you to drool on! This is a hand-me-down recipe from my dear mom, only difference…….. I’ve added Baby Abalones to the dish.
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I was craving for my family’s Braised Pork dish just the other day and recalled having a packet of frozen abalones. Wouldn’t it be awesome adding them to the pork dish? Check out this mouth-watering Braised Pork Bellies With Abalone In Claypot ( 砂鍋卤肉鲍鱼 )!

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I grew up eating these braised pork bellies in dark soya sauce; any Chinese family who has tasted these pork bellies simply swear by them. Of course, each family has their own way of cooking it – there’s the Hokkien version, and the Cantonese etc.
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Typically, ingredients that go along are Chinese Mushrooms, Taupok (Beancurd Puff), Taukee (Beancurd Sticks), Hard-boil Eggs. Sometimes, I would put in Taukwa (Beancurd), Dried Oysters and Fatt Choy (Black Moss) too; it all depends on my mood. I used to add the usual hard-boil eggs but I prefer quail eggs in the recent years; so much tastier. Some families would also add spices such as Star Anise, Five-spice Powder, but I don’t like the taste. I would just throw in more garlic and sesame oil to enhance the taste instead.

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It’s not difficult cooking this dish. You’ll just need to fry some of the stuff in the wok, then transfer to a slow cooker and leave it to simmer. I usually put lots of ingredients, so this one-pot dish can last me two days.

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Early this year, I saw some vacuum-packed baby Abalones selling at the #ColdStorage supermarket. The #PanRoyale Premium Abalone was going at SGD 38.80 and there were about 10 pieces inside. I thought it was quite a deal and decided to buy home to try. I’ve left it in the freezer then and totally forgotten about it.

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If there’s a special occasion or if there’re guests coming over for dinner, you can try adding abalones in a nice #claypot for presentation. This time round, I transferred a small portion of the braised pork bellies into a claypot after braising them in the slow cooker for about 2 - 3 hrs. Then, I followed the instructions at the back of the packet of these delicacies – it says to cook for 30 mins.

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So after simmering for half an hour, I took a small bite and found the mollusc a little tough. I added another about 10 - 15 mins. The abalones were softer and turned out much better after soaking in the sauce for a longer period of time. I also added some bird's eye chillies. The sweet and savoury flavours from the mouth-watering pork bellies and the mollusc, rounded out by gentle heat from chilli padi were a knock-out! It was a match made in heaven, ten abalones are definitely not enough!
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(Makes 1 Slow Cooker Pot)
3 Slabs of Pork Bellies
10 Abalones
3 pkt of Quail Eggs
20 Chinese Mushrooms (soaked)
1 can of Button Mushrooms
2 pkt of Taupok or Tofu Cubes
2 pkt of Taukee
10 cloves of Garlic
1 piece of Rock sugar (med-size)
1 litre Water
1 tbsp Cooking oil
½ cup of Dark Soya sauce
2 tsp Light Soya sauce
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
3 tbsp Sesame oil
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Marinate for Pork:
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Dark Soya sauce
Pinch of Cornflour
Dash of salt and pepper

Marinate for Mushrooms:
2 tsp Oyster sauce
2 tsp Sesame oil

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  1. Boil quail eggs. When cool, peel and set aside.
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  3. Heat oil and fry the taupok. Do the same for taukee. Set aside.
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  5. Peel and lightly smash garlic. Heat oil and sautéed garlic. Add mushrooms and cook till fragrant. Dish onto plate and set aside.
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  7. Marinate pork bellies overnight if possible. Pan fry pork together with rock sugar to seal in the juices as well as to give it a nice glaze. Throw in the mushrooms and garlic. Add water and seasonings. Simmer for about 10 mins.
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  9. Throw in taupok and taukee. Mix well and cook till soft.
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  11. Transfer the mixture into a slower cooker to cook at high heat for 30 mins, then put it on auto for 2 - 3hrs. *For better taste, make sure the pork bellies are on the top layer so the juices from the meat will "flow" down.
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  13. Just before serving, scoop up some of the taupok mixture onto a claypot and add eggs and button mushrooms. Mix well.
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  15. Cut pork bellies into slices and place on top of claypot. Arrange abalones neatly on top, cover and simmer for 30 mins or more. Timing depending on preference in #abalone texture.
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  17. Viola! Serve your mouth-watering Braised Pork Bellies With Abalone In Claypot ( 砂鍋卤肉鲍鱼 ) piping hot!
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  1. Shirley, you are making me so hungry! I think you have given me an idea what to cook this weekend :)

    1. PH, thks for trying out my recipes! Have fun cooking!

  2. The dish looks quite appetizing but I don't know what abalones are?

    1. Balvinder, abalones are delicious shellfish that can be very expensive. If you own any piece of jewellery made of mother-of-pearl, the paua shells are from these precious abalones.

  3. Oh my... look at those abalones! can i have some please? :P

  4. Oo..I love this - yummilicious ^.^

    1. Sharon, thks for coming by & it's great having u here!

  5. I've bought the similar type of abalone early this year too and found it to be too bland after cooking it in the steam boat style. It had never occur to me to add abalone into this pork belly dish. What a way to cook these baby abalone, at least the abalone would taste better this way.

    1. DS, I guess you've to use the ones from the can. Well, it turned out better than expected.

  6. This dish sounds amazing with a lot of great flavor and texture. I have never had abalone, but I'll try anything with pork belly!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  7. I think my mom always cook this too - in Teochew style but of course, without the abalone. You always present your foods nicely and beautifully. Just like those serve in high and grand restaurant.

    1. DD, thks dear! That means a lot & I'm glad u like it too!

  8. Wow Shirley! The abalones definitely added a touch of luxury to the traditional braised pork dish! Well done!

    1. Alvin, always nice to hear from u & thanks for our lovely note!

  9. That is a very luxurious dish indeed! I am so drooling over it!

    1. Jeannie, hahaha! Have a wonderful week, my dear!

  10. Wow!!!~~~~~ Wanna eat.. heheheheh

  11. Can I say that I'm drooling at your dish, Shirley? =)

  12. Hi Shirley, this look heavenly, I might need extra rice to go with your this abalone dish. I want extra tau pok too. LOL Lovely presentation.

    Best regards.

    1. Amelia, hubby wants to have lots & lots of taupok too! I'm more than happy to give my share to him in exchange for his abalones. Lol!

  13. Hi Shirley, for step 4, you mention that to add water and seasonings.
    How much water to add? 1L?
    Seasoning refers to
    ½ cup of Dark Soya sauce 2 tsp Light Soya sauce 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine 3 tbsp Sesame oil ?

    1. Hi, thanks for coming by! Yap, you're right, just follow the steps. Happy cooking & hope you'll like it as much.


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