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Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

In Jessie's home town back in Malaysia, this is a family classic dish – Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw.

 100 g dehydrated fish maw
 2 large fresh sea cucumber
 250 g bamboo shoot
 150 g chicken breast meat minced
 100 g small prawns minced
 ½ carrot skinned and sliced
 2 tbsp frozen crab meat
 3 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked overnight till soft and sliced
 2 eggs lightly beaten
 corn flour mixture 2 tbsp corn flour + 3 tbsp water
 1 stalk leek sliced
For boiling sea cucumber
 4 slices ginger
 ½ tbsp chinese cooking wine
Spices
 4 cloves garlic
 2 large red chillies remove seed
 4 chilli padi
 2 inch ginger skinned and cut into slices
Sauce ingredients
 3 tbsp white vinegar add more as desired to increase the tanginess
 2 tbsp sugar
 1 tbsp oyster sauce
 1 tbsp abalone sauce
 4 tbsp tomato sauce
 4 tbsp chilli sauce
 2 tbsp light soy sauce
 1 tsp fish sauce
 300 ml chicken broth
Prepare the ingredients
1

Sea cucumber:
Cut into 3cm width. In a saucepan, boil water. Add in sea cucumber, ginger and chinese cooking wine. Boil for 5 mins, drain and set aside. #Tips: Chinese cooking wine will get rid of the fishy smell from the sea cucumber.

2

Fish maw:
Soak in water for 2 hrs depending on the hardness of the fish maw, rinsed and squeezed out the water and cut into 2 inch width.

3

Mince the spices:
Add all the ingredients into the Kenwood multichopper. Pulse to chop the ingredients finely.

Fry the ingredients and serve
4

In a wok, heat 2 tbsp oil. Add in minced spices and mushroom. Sauté till fragrant.

5

Add in minced chicken and prawn. Sauté till ¾ cooked.

6

Add in all the sauce ingredients, fish maw, carrots, bamboo shoots and crab meat. Stir to mix well and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

7

Add in sea cucumber and stir to mix well, let it simmer for 8 mins.

8

Add in leek, stir to mix evenly. Adjust the taste with the sauce ingredients as desired.

9

Stir in corn starch mixture and drizzle in the beaten egg.

10

Sprinkled coriander leaves and serve immediately.