Poached tiger prawns with clams, pak choy and shiitake mushrooms

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Ingredients

  • For the Technique: Poaching A way of cooking ingredients in simmering water. I know this Teach me, please poaching liquid:

  • 960ml chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp star anise
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated orange peel
  • 1 baby pak choy, halved
  • 1 tbsp Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please sliced spring onion
  • 75g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 sheet nori paper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 extra-large (U-10) prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 12 littleneck clams

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Poached tiger prawns with clams, pak choy and shiitake mushrooms

1) To make the Technique: Poaching A way of cooking ingredients in simmering water. I know this Teach me, please poaching broth, place the chicken stock in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium heat. Add the soy, ginger, star anise, fish sauce and orange peel. Reduce the heat and simmer until the broth absorbs the seasonings, about 15 minutes. Strain and then put the broth back in the pan over a low heat.

2) Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over a medium heat. Add the pak choy and blanch for no more than 1 or 2 minutes. Remove the pak choy from the water and immediately plunge it into a bowl of ice water to shock it and stop the cooking. When cool, drain and set aside.

3) Finely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chop the spring onion and cut the shiitake mushrooms into Technique: Julienne Cutting a larger piece of food into long, thin strips. I know this Teach me, please julienne Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please slices . Technique: Slice Cutting a thin piece or pieces from a larger ingredient or dish. You can slice ingredients using a slicing disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please Slice the nori into thin strips.

4) Put a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the prawns to the hot oil for about 1 minute per side, just until they turn pink.

5) Put the prawns and clams into the hot broth and Technique: Poaching A way of cooking ingredients in simmering water. I know this Teach me, please poach them for about 2 minutes. Add the pak choy and mushrooms and cook for 1 minute more.

6) Remove the prawns and clams from the broth and put them into a shallow bowl. Surround them with the pak choy and shiitake mushrooms. Pour 1 or 2 ladles of broth over the dish and garnish with Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped spring onion and nori strips.

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