The purpose of doing this step twice is to remove excess salt from the brisket (otherwise the final dish will end up too salty). Meanwhile, make Oriental Salad Dressing: Combine all other ingredients - soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds and blend. Stir the stock mixture, add it to the skillet and bring to a boil. Before adding in the watercress stems and leaves, I portion out how much soup/brisket I plan to serve and add watercress stems and leaves to only that portion. Add vegetable oil to large pan to heat. I like the one featured in July 7, 2010 edition of the Star Advertiser. Am definitely adding this to my cooking post coming soon! Make a salt water solution (just a fancier way of saying salt dissolved in water), and soak the beef brisket in that salt water solution for one week. Then place the brisket in a pot and add enough water to cover the brisket. Copyright © 2020 Foodland Super Market, Ltd., Hawaii. Brown pork then add round onion, mushrooms. Add the shallots and ginger and stir-fry over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Watercress releases a bit more flavor when cooked compared to arugula, and also … I have not heard of ong choi with pork and harm har, but that sounds super DELICIOUS. Reduce to a simmer and cook until parsnip is tender, about 5 … A meal in itself; served with bowls of steamed rice. As I mentioned in my sigeumchi namul post, n amul is the general term that refers to a seasoned vegetable side dish. I sometimes add cubed soft tofu to the soup. It gives it more heft and makes it feel like a complete meal. Heat the garlic in the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat until garlic is browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. The broth, made with cooked watercress and tender pork ribs make for a warming, delicious and … 2. Simmer 5 … Cover and place in the refrigerator. Comforting and onolicious. There should be enough water to cover the brisket entire (add more water if not). Chinese watercress soup (or “sai yeung choy tong” as the Cantonese call it) is a classic Hakka recipe. It's a simmered chicken, vegetable, and noodle dish that's seasoned with a combination of chicken broth, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil (all common Hawaii kitchen pantry ingredients). Add 6 cups of water to the pot. Let it sit in the fridge for one week. Watercress makes for a delicious base for salad recipes, like this Watercress, Radicchio, and Radish Salad pictured here. It’s so simple to make—perfect for a weeknight dinner for busy families! Pour out the water. 1 cup cherry tomatoes. Local Ground Beef & Watercress-- this classic plantation-style dish is full of rich umami flavor. share it.Foodland on FacebookFoodland on TwitterFoodland on InstagramFoodland on YouTube. There are several methods for making Salt Beef Watercress. 3. "I like big flavors through small bites," says Steve Sicinski of … Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 15 minutes. Let it sit in the refrigerator for one week. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. First thing to do is rinse the brisket. The only rule when it comes to eating Salt Beef Watercress? Recipe by Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii Serve salad with dressing on the side. Then pour the salted water over the beef brisket. Beef brisket, watercress, salt, and patience are the only things you'll need to make this classic local dish. Repeat this step once more with a fresh pot of water. Since I normally like all my cooked vegetables on the al dente side, my ong choi is always a little crunchy. This dish is easy to prepare at home, so that's what I usually do. Stir to dissolve the salt. That so neat how you could pick stream watercress...I wish we could still do that these days! The soup will keep for up to a week in the fridge. An infinite number of farm-grown or wild vegetables are used to make nauml dishes in Korea. Make the salted water by dissolving salt in water over the stove. This dish also goes by a few other names: Depending who you talk with, Salt Beef Watercress is either a full on soup dish or side dish of beef and watercress that happens to have some broth. Popo’s Tofu Watercress Salad ingredients are: 1 block Firm Tofu (use your favorite brand; I like Aloha), 1 bunch Watercress (Nakatani Farms shown), Oyster Sauce (Lee Kum Kee is the recommended brand, however I’m using the Shirakiku brand for this presentation), Sesame Oil, Chinese Parsley (Cilantro), Green Onions, Ginger, Garlic and Shoyu to finish (not shown). Drain and cool in ice bath. Sprinkle with herbs and arrange tomatoes around perimeter of dish. The main vegetables in the dish are ginger, garlic, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and canned bamboo shoots. Required fields are marked *. Add bone broth and bring to a boil. Directions: 1. Rinse and place the brisket in a large pot. In a large bow add vinegar, molasses, Sambal Olek, soy, salt and oil together. In large bowl, marinate beef with minced garlic, ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator. It’s easy to make, it’s tasty and the veggie is high in vitamin A and C . Add sake and water to cover pork. I read your postings all the time. Have you heard about Salt Beef Watercress Soup? Bring the pot of water to a boil. Paper towel watercress to absorb most of the moisture. Got to eat it with rice! Place the beef brisket in a large container. We usually start with a two-pound piece of beef brisket. Recipe: Anticipate a leftover bonanza and make gyoza. Place the watercress on a cutting board, separate the leaves from the stems and chop the stems. Add the onions and cook until translucent. 1 teaspoon pure sesame oil. Coat a hot wok with grapeseed oil. How to Make Watercress Salad. Your email address will not be published. If you're into Salt Beef Watercress, also try our recipe for Chicken Long Rice, which is another one of those local comfort food type dishes. When I'm ready to prepare the next serving (usually for breakfast or lunch the next day), I then add the watercress stems and leaves to that batch. Eat and enjoy! We enjoy having fresh watercress served as a garnish on the completed soup. 1 bunch watercress, cut into 3-inch lengths. Cover the container. Now, in Hawaii, tofu salad is made with watercress. I used to pick lots of watercress for my Mom to make soups and salads in the old days when you could find stream watercress in lots of streams on Oahu and on Maui, where I frequented. Mix sliced pork, garlic, ginger and sake together and let sit for at least 30 minutes, all day if you can remember to do this in the morning. When shopping for watercress, look for healthy, green leaves and sniff for a fresh, spicy scent. Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending upon the thickness of the salmon fillets. Feel free to add as little or as much salt as your diet will allow. Watercress is best fresh or just lightly cooked, so you don't want leftover watercress in soup. Stir in the watercress leaves. Serves 6 Ingredients: For the salad: 1 block tofu, drained. Over medium heat, combine the sea salt with 8 cups of water. Do you have a recipe for that? I just use my wok and with some oil, brown the pork (or beef slices) and throw in the ong choi. Simmer for 1-2 hours (until the brisket is as tender as you like...1 hour is usually enough for me). 2. I actually prefer mine with salt pork instead of beef, since I like fatty things (I know, I know, it's bad for my health). Add in the watercress stems and simmer for another 15 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and salt until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Let the salted water cool to room temperature (this step is important otherwise you'll end up partially cooking the beef). I don't know if Sumida Farms is still operating, but they were the provider of stream watercress on Oahu. Sometimes I just double up on the watercress, just because it is soooo delicious. We feel happy that we can still enjoy her cooking.” Tofu Salad. Store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to four days. Jicama, Citrus and Watercress Salad. For my taste, I also like to use real "swamp" ong choi and not dry land ong choi -- I like the bigger crunchy, hollow stems. 1. Yup, another good dish that brings back fond memories -- You are right, most Hawaiian food restaurants always used to offer this dish, but not anymore.....I wonder why? This post includes affiliate links. Ladle into bowls. Add parsnip and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook for 1 minute more. Comforting and so onolicious! Oh man sounds so ono! If adding in tofu, stir in the tofu and allow to warm through. Cut 2 inches off bottom of watercress and discard. Mix dressing ingredients together. tweet it. Ladle the soup out into bowls and serve with a side of rice. That's it! After you've done the simmering step twice, place the brisket on a cutting board and cut into small bite-size pieces. We don't find it as often these days, though I have a hopeful feeling this dish will have a popularity resurgence soon. Hi Kathy: Being the lazy guy that I am, my quick and dirty recipe for pork and ong choi with harm har is very simple. Let soak for 10 minutes. If you spot Salt Beef Watercress on a menu, definitely order it ^_^. Right before serving, stir in the watercress leaves. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Discard the water and place the brisket on a cutting board. Basically the tip is: only add watercress to the amount of soup you're planning to serve for that specific meal. I have the hard copy cut out somewhere at my parent's house, but it's pretty convenient how we can just pull everything online these days. As an Amazon Associate Onolicious Hawaii earn from qualifying purchases. Add firm tofu and watercress to sauce and mix well. Cut the brisket into bite size pieces and place them back into the pot. Make the salted water. 2 tablespoons soy sauce. - Kathy. Season with garlic salt. Remove garlic slices, then pour the hot oil over the onion. I definitely recommend trying this dish out if you’re looking to switch up your usual lunch or dinner menu! It's a very local Hawaii dish and one of my favorite ways to cook beef brisket. Hi Alan! There’s a watercress farm on Oahu, Sumida Farm, that supplies the majority of the watercress sold in Hawaii. Place the beef brisket in a large container. Add carrots, onion and celery and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and pork. To serve, squeeze excess sauce from veggies, plate and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Hi Alan! Season beef with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper; add beef and stir-fry until cooked rare and lightly browned, about 2 minutes. “My mom keeps a recipe book passed on from my grandmother, and it is very important to us because she has some original recipes that remind us of her when she was alive. They're both simple dishes, but incredibly satisfying. Chinese Watercress With Garlic Stir Fry is a pretty common dish at my house and one of my faves! From Spam to Garlic Shrimp, we eat everything with rice in Hawaii and this is no exception. Season with garlic salt. And I noticed that I think you use "dry land" watercress instead of what I call "stream watercress". It would be fun to remake it! After you've brined it for a week, we can get cooking! Toss around till the ong choi is somewhat cooked/wilted, and add the harm har to taste. Either works fine in this recipe! Add ginger, sugar and fish sauce, and stir together. Pour the cooled salted water over the brisket. Stir in the soy sauce and pour … Adjust sauce to nappe consistency, then add tofu, green onions and watercress. All rights reserved. Pour the cooled salted water over the brisket. I like Salt Beef Watercress as a full on soup dish. Good eye on the different types of watercress ^_^ I'll work on a post about the "dry land watercress" versus "stream watercress." Try to buy the commercial bagged watercress that already has been cleaned to speed things along, or you may substitute other mixed salad greens. 3. Ever make that? Thank you for sharing ^_^ - Kathy, Your email address will not be published. The watercress stems add a ton of flavor to the soup. (I like to make sure there are some bitter ones, such as radicchio and arugula, along with milder greens, such as butter lettuce or baby spinach.) Add garlic and ginger, and cook until sizzling and fragrant, about 1 minute. In a saucepot, over medium-high heat, heat oil. I used to love that dish. 1/2 teaspoon Korean dried hot chili pepper flakes (gochoo karu), optional. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 1-2 hour (until the brisket is as tender as you like). Put the brisket in a large container. I prefer stream watercress since it is heartier with long stems, which I like. You're basically brining the beef brisket for a week. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Just heat in the microwave or over the stove (stove is the preferred method). Though if you are in Honolulu try the versions offered at: This dish is super simple, but you will need patience aka time (which is perhaps the rarest ingredient of all hahaha). Good question! In a heavy-gauge pot, heat the vegetable oil. Add the leaves and stems to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drizzle a tiny bit of canola oil into a dutch oven. Scatter onions, mushrooms and watercress on the bottom of a heavy, non-reactive baking dish. 1 tablespoon rice vinegar. Start with a salad of smoked salmon and watercress. For me, I like a lot of harm har so my dish is kinda salty. This Salt Meat Watercress Soup is a favorite dish you will commonly find at local Hawaiian Food Restaurants. Cook the pork until browned. Once the salt has dissolved, remove from heat and let the salted water solution cool to room temperature. One of my favorites, which can easily be found here in America, is watercress. is all you'll need to make this classic local dish. Drain well. Remove the brisket from the pot. Block of firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes; or until … Add enough water to cover the brisket. Remove brisket from the salted water solution. Instructions In a large bowl, layer salad ingredients together and keep cold in fridge. But you cannot find ong choi here in AZ since the AZ Dept of Health has banned its sale. 1 teaspoon sugar. We serve it in a bowl, always with a side of hot rice. Betty Shimabukuro got the recipe from Chef Sam Choy and published in the newspaper. Add broths and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. There are three main steps to the recipe... Start with a hunk of beef brisket. Make the dressing for the salad by whisking the ingredients in a bowl, and set aside. The watercress adds a spicy, peppery flavor – somewhat similar to arugula. 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed. like it. Cut watercress into 3" pieces. Eat and enjoy ^_^. Place the brisket in a fresh pot of water and bring to a boil. When water comes to boil, add cut watercress and parboil for 30 seconds. To eat, we alternate spoonfuls of soup and rice. Discard the water and repeat Step 3 once more (boil and the simmer the brisket for 15 minutes). I recall seeing Salt Beef Watercress on many restaurant menus growing up. Serve with rice. Thanks so much for reading, I'm so happy you like the blog ^_^ Eat with rice. The *best* way is the way you enjoy it ^_^. Or sometimes we pour the entire bowl of soup over the rice and eat. I assume you already have salt and water and home, so the only things you'll need to purchase is beef brisket and watercress. I love your local foods and recipes!! We may earn a small commission (at no cost to you), if you purchase through the links. Add sauce ingredients: soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Then add the watercress stems and cook for 15 minutes more. This recipe makes 4-6 servings (depends how hungry you are). Add the ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces, and cook until browned. Eat with rice. 1 bunch watercress, blanched. Let simmer 20-25 minutes. By Star-Advertiser staff; Nov. 25, 2020 ; Of course you can make sandwiches, or use shredded turkey atop a salad or bowl of ramen. Looking at your posting, it makes me think of another old time dish that I loved -- ong choi with pork and harm har. Jun 23, 2016 - This recipe was created while craving the traditional Salt Meat Watercress Soup; but wanting something prepared in a shorter time. 2. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find watercress … I'll also try look through my local cookbook collection to see if I can find a recipe. Especially with one big bowl of rice! There … Beef brisket, watercress, sea salt, and patience (one week to be exact!) post it. Then simmer for 15 minutes. Place fish on top and add lemon juice and wine. Add the ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces, and cook until browned.