Monday, June 23, 2014

Steamed Stuffed Luffa

I normally stir fry luffa with wood fungus and shrimps but for this once, I stuffed them with minced meat and steamed them with chinese herbs.  Chinese red dates, yuk chok , white snow fungus and goji are excellent ingredients for a soup base for these steamed luffa.  Young luffa is ideal for stuffing.  It is so yummy good that it is a keeper .  Most important it is easy to prepare and taste good.  I saw this recipe in one chinese magazine and tweak it to suit my taste :)  I used chicken meat and shrimp meat for the stuffing.  Add a dash of black pepper and homegrown  spring onions. Boil a soup base with mentioned herbs above and steam the stuffed luffa for 25 mins on high heat. As easy as ABC :)

you can cut them in rings or lengthwise

Steamed Stuffed Luffa  

Soup base - boil the ingredients below in a deep pot for 30 mins under low heat

1 tbsp of goji
5 strips of yuk chok
4 chinese red dates
1 piece dried snow fungus - soak and cleaned
500 ml chicken stock

Stuffed Luffa

1 young luffa - cut into rings or lengthwise - removed seed

minced meat - stir below ingredients with a pair of chopsticks till sticky

200 gm minced meat of your choice ( I use chicken meat )
100 gm minced shrimp meat
1 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of corn flour
1 tsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp of chopped spring onions
1/8 tsp of ground black pepper or white pepper


Stuff luffa with the prepared minced meat .  Arrange the stuffed  luffa neatly in a deep plate for steaming. Pour in prepared  soup base and steam in a boiling steamer for 25 mins.  Served hot.

Enjoy !


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