Braised Chicken with Black Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised chicken with black beans is another popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Normally the chicken marinated, fried and then cooked with fermented black beans(tausi), bell peppers and sauce ingredients until thickened.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 3-5 persons

1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoon black beans(Tausi)
1 medium-sized onion
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
cooking oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece red bell pepper, diced(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and marinade then set aside for 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry chicken until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion then add black beans.
3. Add bell pepper and chicken then cook until tender.
4. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients until well blended then pour in a pan.
5. Simmer until thickens then season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Remove from heat then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy.

Pork Spareribs with Black Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork spareribs with black beans is a popular among Chinese restaurant. Normally the spareribs marinade and steamed until the meat is tender.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup black beans, sauteed
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons garlic, chopped and fried
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
3 pieces green pepper, cut into strips
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons white pepper
1 piece raw egg, beaten(optional)
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except green pepper.
2. Marinate spareribs, covered in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.

Part 2
1. Using steam boiler, transfer spareribs in a deep steaming plate then top with green pepper.
2. Steam over high heat for about 25 minutes or until spareribs are cooked and tender.
3. Remove and garnish with spring onions. Serve hot.

1. You may also fry the spareribs instead of steaming.