Chinese Braised Pig’s Trotters – Chinese Style Recipe

Chinese Braised Pig’s Trotters – Chinese Style Recipe

Welcome to Xiao’s Kitchen. My name is Xiao Wei and my goal is to make your cooking simple and exciting. Ever since my Mother showed me how to cook at an early age, I have always had a strong passion for cooking. My family still live in Inner Mongolia, in the northern part of China, where I visit each year and learn new Chinese recipes.

2 Pig’s Trotters (Cleaned & cut into big chunks)
3 Dried Chillies
2 Bay Leaves
2 Star Anise
2½g Dried Orange Peel
1 Small Cinnamon Stick
1 Tsp Sichuan Peppercorn
3 Cloves Garlic (Sliced)
10g Ginger (Sliced)
30g Rock Sugar
1 Spring Onion (Roughly Chopped)
2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 Tbsp Rice Wine
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
Salt to Taste

1. Soak the trotters in cold water for 30 minutes and then boil in a pan for 5 minutes, remove and drain
2. Prepare the sauce by placing the dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine in a bowl
3. Place 2 Tbsp of oil and rock sugar in a pan, heat over low heat until the sugar turns brown
4. Add the trotters pieces in the pan, fry for a few minutes – turning for even colouring
5. Add the spring onion, ginger and garlic, stir and fry for a minute
6. Add the dried chillies, bay leaves, orange peel, cinnamon stick, star anise, Sichuan peppercorn
7. Add the sauce prepared earlier, and then water – ensure the water level is just cover the trotter pieces
8. Bring to the boil over high heat, once boiled, cover the pan and turn heat to low, cook for an hour over low heat until tender – cook longer if needed
9. Remove the cover from pan, turn heat to high and reduce liquid to ¼
10. Add salt, sesame oil and stir
11. Remove the trotter pieces only from pan onto a dish, serve hot or cold

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  1. After I tried braised pork trotter at a coffeeshop the past week, I kind of curious how they're doing it. Then after viewing 3 videos, I stumbled to yours which caught my heart. It somehow incorporates the ingredients and techniques. Oh, your adorable video intro which made me feel either Chow Yun Fat or Jet Lee is gonna come out soon 😅😍 I just hit subscribed & became your fan👍 Couldn't wait for more of your nice vids 😘

  2. I like pigs feet, there's a hundred ways of cooking them, black vinegar, and southern style. Pig feet, are good for your joints, and gives elasticity to your skin, it has a rich amino acid in the skin, called collagen.