Pen Cai

Chinese New Year
Mushrooms
Seafood

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Servings:

6 - 8 pax

Pen Cai, also known as ‘poon choy or poon choi’ is a braised treasure pot of goodies with an unmatched flavor and fragrance! This dish is normally filled to the brim with layers and layers of premium seafood and meats for that intense umami flavour, so what’s not to like about this?
In Singapore, it is often eaten on the night of the reunion dinner where families indulge in this pot of ‘treasure’. It is always an exciting experience as we uncover the different layers of delicacies in the pot. So try this recipe and welcome richness, joy, and abundance together with your loved ones this coming chinese new year!

Ingredients

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Fish Maw (cut into bite sized pieces)
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Fish Maw (cut into bite sized pieces)
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Pre-soaked sea cucumbers
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Pre-soaked sea cucumbers
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cans
Lee Kum Kee Abalone in Premium Oyster Sauce (reserve sauce for later use)
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cans
Lee Kum Kee Abalone in Premium Oyster Sauce (reserve sauce for later use)
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pieces
Dried scallops (pre-soak & reserve stock for later use )
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pieces
Dried scallops (pre-soak & reserve stock for later use )
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pieces
Dried mushrooms (pre-soak & reserve stock for later use)
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pieces
Dried mushrooms (pre-soak & reserve stock for later use)
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pieces
Japanese scallops
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pieces
Japanese scallops
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pieces
of Prawns
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pieces
of Prawns
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Medium sized Lobster
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Medium sized Lobster
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Pacific Clams
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Pacific Clams
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Roasted Pork 
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Roasted Pork 
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Roasted Duck 
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Roasted Duck 
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Broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces)
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Broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces)
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Chinese cabbage (cut into big chunks)
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Chinese cabbage (cut into big chunks)
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Yam (cut into big chunks)
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Yam (cut into big chunks)

Steps

1

In a pot, stir fry LKK garlic and ginger till fragrant, pour in all reserve stock from the pre-soak dried goods and stock from LKK abalone,  mix in LKK, abalone sauce, LKK seasoned soy sauce for seafood and sesame oil, stir well to combine.
In a pot, stir fry LKK garlic and ginger till fragrant, pour in all reserve stock from the pre-soak dried goods and stock from LKK abalone,  mix in LKK, abalone sauce, LKK seasoned soy sauce for seafood and sesame oil, stir well to combine.
Mark as completed

2

Add in sea cucumbers & mushrooms and stew over low heat for 45 minutes.
Add in sea cucumbers & mushrooms and stew over low heat for 45 minutes.
Mark as completed

3

Add in carrots & yam and continue to stew for 10 minutes.
Add in carrots & yam and continue to stew for 10 minutes.
Mark as completed

4

Quick blanch broccoli and chinese cabbage over boiling water, drain and dry. Set aside.
Quick blanch broccoli and chinese cabbage over boiling water, drain and dry. Set aside.
Mark as completed

5

Quick blanch prawns and lobster over boiling water, drain and set aside.
Quick blanch prawns and lobster over boiling water, drain and set aside.
Mark as completed

6

Assemble claypot base with Chinese cabbage.
Assemble claypot base with Chinese cabbage.
Mark as completed

7

Drain and transfer all ingredients from the stew pan into the claypot.
Drain and transfer all ingredients from the stew pan into the claypot.
Mark as completed

8

Assemble Prawns, Lobster, Japanese Scallops, Pacific clams, roasted pork, roasted duck, broccoli and LKK abalone into the claypot.
Assemble Prawns, Lobster, Japanese Scallops, Pacific clams, roasted pork, roasted duck, broccoli and LKK abalone into the claypot.
Mark as completed

9

Depending on the size of your claypot, transfer stock from stew pan to claypot until it covers ¾ of it. Cover the claypot.
Depending on the size of your claypot, transfer stock from stew pan to claypot until it covers ¾ of it. Cover the claypot.
Mark as completed

10

Gentle stew over low heat for another 20 minutes.
Gentle stew over low heat for another 20 minutes.
Mark as completed

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