Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lẩu Mắm

Mixed Vegetables and Fermented Fish Flavored Hot Pot


1 jar fermented Gourami (mắm sặc)
2 lbs pork neck bone
2/3 lb pork belly, sliced
1/2 lb small shrimp (shell-in)
2 Japanese Eggplants, cubed
15 small okras
2 cups string bean, cut into 3-inches length
2 cans coconut juice
3 stalks fresh lemongrass
1/2 T chopped lemongrass
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
Vegetable oil, salt, rock sugar


Put pork bones in a pot, cover with water (about 3 quarts), bring to a boil over medium high heat, skim off foam, add some salt and lower heat, simmer for 2-3 hrs. Discard bones.

In a small pot, put fermented gourami (use a whole jar if it's a ready to use paste, 1/2-2/3 jar if it's not a ready to use paste), stalks of lemongrass (crush with side of your cleaver) and 2 cans coconut juice in, simmer over medium low heat until all become a muddy soup. Strain broth to discard bones (If using ready to use paste, just stir in and bring to a boil).

Put some oil in a skillet, add minced garlic, shallot and minced lemongrass in, stir until fragrent, add pork belly in, stir-fry, season with some fish sauce, sugar and pepper.

Add fermented fish broth to the soup pot (not all of it), bring back to boil. Taste and adjust by adding more fermented fish broth or adding rock sugar. Add shrimp, pork belly, okra, string bean and eggplant. Serve with cooked rice vermicelli (medium size) and mixed raw vegetables.
Raw Vegetables

Water Spinach (rau muống bào)
Banana Blossom (bắp chuối)
Water lily Stem (ngó súng)
Water Mimosa (rau nhút)


Bitter Leaf (rau đắng)
Beansprout (giá)
Chive (hẹ)

Herbs: Basil (húng quế), mint (húng nhũi), fish mint (dấp cá) ....

10 comments:

HONG HANH said...

Cong sen thi nguoi ta goi la "ngo' sen", nhung cay bong su'ng thi nguoi ta goi la "bong su'ng", chua thay ai goi la "ngo' su'ng" bao gio !
Con an lau mam, khong bao gio an kem voi: rau diep ca, hu'ng que, hu'ng lui (chu khong phai la hung nhui).

tl said...

Ngu+o+`i Ba('c go.i lu?i la` nhu~i dda^'y a. Chu+a nghe kho^ng co' nghi~a la` kho^ng co' nha'!
Co`n to+' tha^'y go.i ba(`ng ngo' su'ng cha? co' gi` la` sai ca? ....
o+, sao ma` ho^m nay to+' ngu+'a!

kiki said...

Cha`o Hong Hanh,
Tha^.t ti`nh thi` mo^~i la^`n mi`nh a(n la^~u ma('m thi` ca'i pha^`n rau no' hoa`nh tra'ng qua' ddi dde^'n ddo^. cha? nho+' he^'t no^~i. Mi`nh la` ngu+o+`i go^'c Ba('c ne^n cu~ng kho^ng ra`nh Ma('m va` Rau cho la('m. Ho^m la`m mo'n na`y co' quay sang ho?i o^ng xa~ mi`nh (ta.i o^?ng 50% Nam Bo^.) la` a(n ma('m co' rau tho+m kho^ng anh. O^?ng cu~ng nhi'u tra'n 1 ho^`i no'i kho^ng nho+'. Tha^'y nhie^`u rau ne^n mi`nh cu~ng kho^ng do.n rau tho+m a(n nhu+ng sau ddo' mi`nh ti`m tre^n internet thi` tha^'y co', cha(?ng ha.n nhu+ tu+o+`ng tri`nh cu?a anh cha`ng na`y: http://www.noodlepie.com/2005/02/taste_everythin.html
ne^n mi`nh dde^? va`o blog chia se?luo^n. Ca?m o+n Hong Hanh dda~ go'p y'. A` ma`, sa(~n cho ho?i bo^. a(n la^~u ma('m kho^ng a(n ke`m rau tho+m ha? HH?

tl : hehe ... tha^'y ngu+o+`i ta gia?i thi'ch "ngo'" la` pha^`n co.ng na(`m du+o+'i nu+o+'c me^`m ho+n pha^`n lo' le^n (dai) ne^n khi du`ng sen, su'ng la`m rau ngu+o+`i ta ha'i pha^`n "ngo'". Co' le~ do tho'i quen ma` ngu+o+`i mi`nh go.i "bo^ng su'ng" thay vi` "co.ng su'ng" hay "ngo' su'ng". Mi`nh tha^'y go.i "bo^ng su'ng" ma` kho^ng co' ca'i bo^ng nghe kho' hie^?u qua' ha` ne^n nha^'t ddi.nh go.i la` "ngo' su'ng" :)

mongtoi said...

chi. ui, ddang ba^`u bi` ma` a(n ddu+o+.c ma('m a`. Da.o na`y OX chi. su+o+'ng he'n, ddu+o+.c a(n mo'n mo+'i hoa`i a`. Gia' ma` o+? ga^`n dde^? xin a(n :))

kiki said...

Ma('m na^'u so^i su`ng su.c ma` cu~ng kho^ng a(n ddu+o+.c nu+~a ha? ? No'i nghe, ho^m tru+o+'c chi. ddi tie^.c togo ve^` 1 bi.ch bu+. go?i ddu ddu? 4 nga`y sau lo^i ra a(n sa.ch xong mo+'i nho+' em da(.n kho^ng ne^n a(n. Chi. ho^'i ha^.n nguye^n 1 nga`y ho^m sau luo^n. Da.o na`y chi. a(n tra? thu` cho ma^'y tha'ng tru+o+'c, dde^? tu+` tu+` bo+'t xuo^'ng chu+' kho^ng thi` mo^ng to ho+n bu.ng :)) Em a(n ddu+o+.c chu+a va^.y ?

tl said...

ma^'y ca'i ngo' su'ng ma`u ti'm, xinh xinh la` ...

kiki said...

tl: U+`... to+' thi'ch nhi`n ca'i ma`u ti'm ngan nga't na`y.

CapriR said...

Hey ba` ba^`u, ddu+`ng cho+i da.i a(n go?i ddu ddu? nhe, nhie^`u khi co' mu?, thuo^.c ha`ng ddo^.c, kho^ng ne^n. Ca^?n tha^.n va^~n ho+n.

tl said...

It's true, agree vo+'i Caprir a' (hello Ng, btw :-), nho+' kie^ng ddu ddu?, so^'ng chi'n gi` cu~ng kie^ng he^'t a'!

kiki said...

U+`, sau ho^m a(n mi`nh ho^'i ha^.n ca? nga`y ngo^`i thu+` cha? la`m vie^.c ddu+o+.c ma`. Tho^i tu+` ra`y ve^` sau chu+`a ta^.t a(n ba^.y ba..