Stewed bird's nest-fish maw-abalone
113 g super elite bird’s nest, soaked until soft and stewed
75 g abalone
75 g fish maw
225 g shin of pork
6 cups hot stock
- Soak fish maw until soft (for 24 to 36 hours, depending on the thickness of fish maw. Change water every 12 hours). Wash and place fish maw into a deep bowl and add boiling water. Cover for 1/2 hour and rinse. Parboil into boiling water with ginger and spring onion. Rinse and chop up. Parboil and wash shin of pork.
- Cook abalone in boiling water for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and cover for 30 minutes. Remove abalone, wash and rub with warm water.
- Bring water to the boil and cook ginger and spring onion for a while. Add Shaoxing wine and abalone and cook for 5 minutes. Remove abalone, add hot stock and stew over low heat for 1 hour. Put abalone and stock into a stewing pot. Add fish maw and shin of pork, cover and stew for 3 hours until abalone is soft. Add bird’s nest and stew for 10 minutes. Season with salt and dish up in stewing pot. Serve.