Braised Rib with Potato
These savory ribs cooked with a medley of potatoes, carrots is perfect for a Sunday dinner or with a little bit of planning, a comforting weeknight meal.
1.5 lb ribs
2 slices of ginger
2 tbsp. cooking oil
10 slices of ginger
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing wine)
1 tsp. rock sugar
2 star anises
Step 1: Place the ribs in a deep pot with 2 slices of ginger and enough water to cover. Bring to a boiling and then cook for 1-2 minutes. Transfer out and clean with warm water. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add ribs to the pan and lightly brown the meat about 3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, light soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar, star anise and scallion and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
Step 3: Pour enough warm water and bring up to a boil. Cover the lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot. Uncover and continue cooking for 10 minutes until the sauce is reduced to 1/3 again and potatoes are softened.