Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 pounds Fish lips

  2. cup Dried Chinese mushrooms, sliced

  3. cup Hunnan ham, sliced

  4. cup Bamboo shoots, sliced

  5. 2 tablespoons Oil

  6. 2 tablespoons Soy sauce

  7. 1 cup Soup stock

  8. cup Cooking wine

  9. 2 tablespoons Cornstarch dissolved in water Pinch of MSG

  10. 1 tablespoon Sugar

  11. teaspoon Molasses

  12. teaspoon Salt Juice from ginger root Peppercorn oil

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soak mushrooms for 30 minutes. Remove hard stems with knife. Soak fish lips in water for 2 to 3 hours. Scrape off the sand. Wash and soak again. Repeat until all the sand is removed. Remove any meat from the lips as well. Cut the fish lips into big pieces as you would spareribs. Blanch them in boiling water. Add cooking wine to boiling water and blanch twice more to remove the fishy smell. Blanch the ham, mushrooms and bamboo shoots in boiling water. Heat soup stock and add soy sauce, MSG, salt, sugar, ginger juice and molasses to it. When it comes to a boil, put in the fish lips and simmer for 10 minutes. Continue to simmer for a short while. Add cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce. Sprinkle with peppercorns. Transfer to plate and serve. This is a famous banquet delicacy. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 02-13-95


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