Dried Cowpeas-All Natural Green Vegetable
Dried cowpeas is a kind of vegetable that is really not cheap. In the markets of many places, it sells as high as 45 yuan per 500G, even more expensive than beef. It is rich in nutritional value, containing carotene, carbohydrate, cellulose, and these can be transformed into vitamin A. It improves visual fatigue, provides abundant sugar, and guarantees consumption of energy needed by human body.
Summer is market season of cowpeas, it sells only 1~2 yuan per 500G. We can buy some 15KGS or 25KGS cowpeas, taking advantage of the high temperature weather around the summer solstice, to get them sun-dried. Then when winter comes, we can make braised pork with dried cowpeas. How delicious!
Let's see how it is done. Simple operation, fragrant taste, it is one of the most popular dishes.
Ingredients: dried cowpeas, streaky pork, scallions, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, bay leaf, salt, cooking wine, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rock sugar, chicken essence.
1. Soak dried cowpeas in water for 2 hours until soft, then wash them and cut into small pieces. Wash streaky pork, then cut into small pieces, soak in clear water until bloody water comes out.
2. Put the streaky pork into the wok in cold water, add scallions, ginger slices and cooking wine, boil for 5 minutes with high fire, skim off the foam and rinse well. Heat wok with oil, add streaky pork, fry until golden with low fire, add a handful of rock sugar, stir fry to color.
3. Add star anise, cinnamon and bay leaf, fry until fragrant. Then add light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, stir well and pour in boiling water, simmer for 20 minutes with low fire after boiling.
4. Add dried cowpeas, salt, chicken essence, continue to simmer for 20 minutes, fire sauce till thick, then turn off the heat, sprinkle with scallions and out for serving.