Friday, January 15, 2016

Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup)

Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup)

2 lbs. Beef Shank
2 lbs. Oxtail
2 lbs. Pig Hock
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Salt

1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
1 tsp. Salt

2 Tbsp. Oil
1/2 cup minced Lemongrass
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
1 Tbsp Sate Sauce
2 Tbsp. minced dried Chili Pepper
2-3 Tbsp Spicy Beef Paste (Bun Bo Hue)
5 Lemongrass sticks
1 Tbsp. Salt or Season broth to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar or Season broth to taste

1 block Pork Blood
Rice Vermicelli Noodles
Fresh Herbs
Banana Blossom
Bean Sprouts

For this recipe you will need 2 lbs. Beef Shank, 2 lbs Oxtail and 2 lbs. Pig Hock.  Fill two large pot with water.  Bring to a boil.  Add in 1 tsp. Salt in each pot.
Once it starts to boil, in one pot add 2 lbs. Beef Shank and 2 lbs. Oxtail.  In the other pot add in 2 lbs. Pig Hock.

Semi-cooked and drain out the water. Rinse with cold water.  For the Pig Hock, scrape the skin clean, rinse and set aside.

Fill a large pot with water.  Add 1/2 tsp. Salt, semi-cooked Beef Shank and Oxtail.  Add 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce, bring to a simmer.
Fill a different pot with water.  Add in the semi-cooked Pig Hock and 1 tsp. Salt. Bring to a simmer. Remember to skim both pots.
Once the Pig Hock is tender remove from heat.  It takes about 15 minutes.

In a pan add in 2 Tbsp. Oil.  Add 1/2 cup minced Lemongrass and 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic.  Saute for a few seconds then add in 1 Tbsp. Sate and 2 Tbsp. minced dried Chili Pepper.
Mix and add in 2-3 Tbsp. Spicy Beef Paste. Mix well and remove from heat.

After cooking the Beef and Oxtail for about 30-45 minutes.  Add in the Pig Hock into the same pot and the Spicy Beef Paste Mixture. Smash 5 Lemongrass Sticks and add it into pot.
Continue to let it simmer until the meat is tender. Once it's tender remove the Beef Shank and cut into slice then set aside.
Add 1 Tbsp. Salt and 1 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar into Soup Broth or season to your taste.

Next Boil some Pork Blood, cut into blocks and set aside. Boil some Rice Noodles for about 7-8 minutes, drain out the water and rinse with cold water.  Set aside.
Have your fresh Herbs, Banana Blossom and Bean Sprouts ready.

To assemble bowl add in noodles, Pig Hock, Beef Shank slices, Pork Blood, Fresh Herbs, Banana Blossom, Bean Sprouts and Soup Broth.
Add in some Sate to your taste and enjoy your Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup.

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