||SALMON STEAK WITH CLOUD EARS AND NOODLES
||Chinese, noodles, Seafood
2 Salmon steaks, 1 1/2" thick
8 Cloud ear black fungus
2 c Soaked bean thread noodles
1 Sq. pressed beancurd
2 Sprigs Chinese parsley (or
Slivered green onion)
2 tb Peanut oil
2 Slices fresh ginger root
1 Clove garlic, sliced
3 c Chicken stock
1 tb Sherry
1/4 ts Salt
1 pn White pepper
4 Drops sesame oil
1 ts Red (sweetened) vinegar
Soak cloud ears and bean starch noodles separately in warm water for 30
minutes, or until soft. Wash and dice pressed beancurd into 1/4" cubes.
Heat peanut oil in medium hot wok; add ginger and garlic; remove when oil
becomes fragrant. Take care not to burn garlic; if you do, start over.
Lightly saute one steak at a time in aromatic oil until surface is firm.
In clay pot, combine chicken stock, cloud ears, sherry, salt and pepper.
Bring to boil; add bean thread noodles; return to boil. Now, reduce liquid
to gentle simmer; add salmon steaks carefully so they remain whole; add
diced bean curd. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until steaks are
Uncover, swirl in red vinegar and sesame oil. Garnish with parsley.