Local confinement food recipes

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Try these recipes during your confinement period to help nourish and replenish the nutrients in your body!

As you recover from giving birth, your body is at its weakest state and would need lots of nutrients to recover. Cravings aside, here are some local confinement food recipes that will help your body get the right nourishment that it needs!

#1 Pig’s Trotter with Vinegar

Ingredients:
1 pig’s trotter (2kg)
1500ml sweetened black vinegar
3 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp rock sugar
salt (as desired)
1 cup black beans
600gm old ginger
750ml water

Method:
1) Rinse the pig’s trotter and cut into convenient pieces. Peel and cut the old ginger into pieces, flatten lightly and set aside. Blanch with hot water to remove the “raw meat” taste and smell.

2) Heat the sesame oil in a pre-heated wok and saute the old ginger pieces and black beans till fragrant. Remove and transfer a large claypot.

3) Pour in the vinegar and water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let the mixture soak overnight.

4) Blanch the pig’s trotter pieces in hot water. Remove and drain. Stir-fry in a pre-heated wok for a while. Add rock sugar to it and continue to stir until sugar is fully dissolved and aromatic.

5) Lastly, bring the soup back to a boil. Add the pre-fried pig’s trotterpieces into the claypot, cover and simmer over medium heat for 35 minutes or so.

6) Remove from heat, leaving the pig’s trotter pieces in the vinegar soup. Let it soak until the all the pig’s trotter pieces are tender and the flavor has been absorbed and aromatic.

Recipe credits: chineseconfinementfood.blogspot

 

#2 Fried Rice with Egg and Ginger

Ingredients:
200g cooked rice
80g old shredded ginger
2 eggs beaten lightly
2 tbsp sesame oil

A pinch of salt and some soy sauce will make the dish more delicious

Method:
1) Heat up sesame oil and fry the shredded ginger over a low fire until fragrant. You can tell when it turns a light golden colour.

2) Add in the beaten egg slowly and stir-fry till cooked.

3) Add the bowl of rice and a little salt to the ginger and egg. Stir-fry over high heat till fragrant. Just before serving, add the soy sauce in and stir till all ingredients are well combined.

4) This Chinese Fried Rice with Egg and Ginger is best served immediately.

Recipe credits: chineseconfinementfood.blogspot

 

Click on the next page to find out some vegetarian options as well!

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