Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Conpoy Congee Recipe

Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Chinese Conpoy Congee Recipe

Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Chinese Conpoy Congee Recipe

Dried scallop porridge or conpoy congee is one of the most earthy and comforting chinese dry seafood delicacy. Just like my JEONBOKJUK or Korean Abalone Porridge, this scallop porridge or conpoy congee is considered as a immune system booster for elderly people, newly giving birth mother and also post sickness patients. In chinese descent culinary, dried scallop is one of luxury items. Luxurious ingredients deserved to be paired with my Homemade Superior Stock/Broth that made of  beef bone marrow, malay/kampung chicken, and mushrooms and conpoy soaking liquid. Actually, i used to made a superior stock with crumbled dried scallop/conpoy, but fot this recipe i let the scallop whole.

Dried Scallops Conpoy

Dried Scallops Conpoy

Dried Scallops (Daging Kerang Kampak Kering)

Dried Scallops (Daging Kerang Kampak Kering)

Conpoy is actually dried scallop that made of the adductor muscle of scallops or shell clams that preboiled and then dried with under the sun ray or electric oven. Once the liquid content reduced, the flavour is contentrated, that’s what made the smell of dried scallop or conpoy is pungent, oceanic and reminiscent of certain salt-cured meats. Dried scallop got a concentrated rich and umami  taste due to its high content of  amino acids, such as glycine, alanine, and glutamic acid that easily blown your taste buds.

conpoy porridge recipe dried scallops rice porridge

Chinese Conpoy Porridge Recipe Dried Scallops Rice Congee

I’m using an kerang kampak (axe clams) dried scallop for this poriddge  recipe. This scallop also called kerang kapak in Indonesia or callo de hacha Scallops in Mexico. The shape and the size of the kerang kampak scallops is a sort of kidney. This scallop is much more bigger than common scallop, as you seen the comparison beetween the axe clams scallop with  the medium size common scallop on photograph above.The shell of kerang kampak could reach more than 30 cm and the size of the scallop (abductor muscle) could reach 10 cm. Since finding dried scallop is not that easy in Indonesia, i dried it for myself, beside i can make sure there’s no additive and also preservatives on my dried scallop.  The medium size of regular scallop on the second photograph cost me about 22 USD for only a 100 grams, pretty damn pricey!.
Soaking and Preparing Dry Scallops before Cooking

Soaking and Preparing Dry Scallops before Cooking

How to soaking and preparing dried scallop before cooking is another following step that actually a key for making a delicious porridge. I like to soaked the scallop in the fridge overnight, you can add some ginger and also rice wine on this step to reduce the fishy smells. Once the dried scallop is soften you can shredded it or cooked it whole. NEVER WASTE THE DRIED SCALLOP SOAKING LIQUID! make sure you retain the soaking water as it will be highly flavored and can be added to whatever you are cooking. For preparing the rice for making the porriddge, mix the rinsed rice with a bit of oil and salt before boiling it. The rice will be broken down very quickly and produce a very nice starchy texture.
Recipe Dried Scallops Rice Porridge Conpoy Congee

Recipe Homemade Dried Scallops Rice Porridge Conpoy Congee

Rice porridge with dried scallop or conpoy congee is called bubur kerang scalop in Bahasa Indonesia. You could find this menu on several kopitiam or chinese cofee shop in your town. Conpoy rice porridge is usually served as a morning supper. Common condiment fot it is sambal (chilli sauce), runny poached egg, cakweh (deep fried savoury buns) and garnished with chopped  chillies, bawang goreng (deep fried shallots), garlic chieves and scallion. A dash of white peppercorn and also sesame oil as a last touch made it just perfect.

Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Conpoy Congee Recipe

Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Conpoy Congee Recipe

Dried Scallop Rice Porridge or Conpoy Congee Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100 gr prepared/rehydrated dried scallop or conpoy
  • 100 gr rice, cleaned in running water until the water is clean, soaked 30 minutes and drained, rub with 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp oil, set aside
  • 1/2 deboned kampong/malay chicken breast (similiar with free range chicken)
  • 3 chinese mushrooms, soaked 30 minutes before cooking, thinly slice
  • 2 bulbs or garlic (yes, you it’s BULBS, not cloves!)
  • 3 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 cm ginger, bruised
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp shaoxine rice wine
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 8 cups SUPERIOR STOCK
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTION :

  • Heat up the oil in the wokpan until sizzling hot, quick saute the garlic, shallot and the ginger until slightly browned
  • Add the mushrooms and chicken breast , continue saute for about 2 minutes, set aside
conpoy dried scallop rice porridge recipe

Step By Step Chinese Style Dried Scallops Rice Porridge Recipe

  • Meanwhile, put the soaked rice, SUPERIOR STOCK,  garlic bulbs, prepared dried scallop, and the soaking liquid into a crockpot or heavy bottom pan, bring it to boil
  • Put the sauteed chicken breast mixture into the pot
  • Add the oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauce and season with salt and pepper
  • Pour the chicken stock into the pan, bring  to boil
  • Simmer and continue stirring to prevent the rice sendiment sticking in the bottom of the pan
  • If you like , pour the raw egg just before it serve and cover the pan
  • Serve with the garnish

Garnish for serving:

  • poached  egg
  • sambal
  • chopped bird’s eye chillies
  • chopped garlic chieves

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Jeonbokjuk: Korean ABALONE Porridge ala Dentist Chef

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Jeonbokjuk: Korean abalone porridge recipe

Jeonbokjuk or jun bokjuk is literary a ‘juk’ or rice porridge with abalone. Authentic version use whole abalone, the muscle and the internal organ of the abalone. This abalone porridge usually served for the patient  that suffreing from illness, elderly, pregnant and especially thr nearly giving birth mom. Instead using the freshor canned abalone that i can’t acess nearby, i using the dried abalone because rice porridge is need a slowcooking method. The dried abalone is stewing in a hot boiling rice until it turns into a soft and smooth rice porridge. When using a dried abalone, you have to prepare or rehydrate the dried abalone first. You can read how to prepare or rehydrate dried abalone from mf previous post Braised Abalone in Superior Stock and Oyster Sauce.

rice porridge with slice abalone recipe dried abalone porridge

Korean abalone porridge : sliced abalone, chicken, pigeon egg and crispy rice cracker

Korean aballone porridge or dried abalone congee is a earty korean rice-based recipe. This rice porridge taste really good is simply because the dried abalone trusted to preserved and concentrate the flavour. Dried  abalone must be rehydrate with soaking in water first, then simmered for hours to break down the protein. Perfect cooked dried abalone should have a consistency when you touch a tip of your nose, but i prefer to gently touch my pointing /index fingertip with my thumb fingertip, then gently with another hand  fingertip, feel the consistency of fleshy area between your thumb and the base of the your palm.

Jeonbokjuk recipe abalone rice porridge korean recipe

Recipe Jeonbokjuk Korean Abalone Porridge with Dried Abalone

Rice congee with abalone recipe considered a delicacy in  Southeast Asia, and East Asia (especially in China, Japan, and Korea). In chinese descent culinary, abalone is one of luxury items that served at least once a year for celebrate wealth during Chinese New Year. Fancy and special celebration like wedding are common occation for abalone dish.

sliced abalone rice porridge recipe korean Jeonbokjuk

Recipe Abalone Porridge: just diggin your spoon into it and slurpp your abalone porridge goodness !

Making abalone porridge is so easy, all the effort is waiting. The slow cooking made the abalone savoury and umami flavour released. The flavour of the dried abalone is superior than the fresh abalone, but the texture is not as crisp as the fresh abalone. I had the fresh abalone before in Jakarta, it cost me around 8 US$  for a tiny lil bowl of rice porridge and 3 thinly sliced abalone. Preety damn expensive for me, but i think it’s worth because the sliced abalone (i guess it’s from fresh) is tender and crisp, like a chicken gizzard. But unfortunately the aromas and the flavour pf the rice porridge is not as good as my jeonbokjuk/ korean rice porridge with sliced abalone

resep abalone bubur abalone korea

For a photo session, i “washed” the sliced abalone with chicken broth !
I guess every restaurand do that too..

Korean Abalone Porridge Jeonbokjuk Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100 gr prepared/rehydrated dried abalone (you can make this from 70-80 gr dried abalone), slice thinly
  • 150 gr rice, soaked 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/2 deboned kampong/malay chicken breast (similiar with free range chicken)
  • 6 cloves  garlic, bruised, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 cm red ginger, bruised
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp, maekgoli/ cloudy korean rice wine (Bataknese descent used to called this tuak in Indonesia)
  • 1 tbsp ganjang/ korean soy sauce( this is very fragrant ingredient, can be substitude with kikkoman)
  • 8 cups chicken/ fish stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTION :

  • Heat up the oil in the wokpan until sizzling hot, quick saute the garlic, shallot and the ginger until slightly browned
  • Add the  prepared dried abalone and chicken breast , continue saute for about 2 minutes
  • Add the rice and continue saute another 3 minutes
  • Add the oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauce and season with salt and pepper
  • Pour the chicken stock into the pan, bring  to boil
  • Simmer and continue stirring to prevent the rice sendiment sticking in the bottom of the pan
  • If you like , pour the raw egg just before it serve and cover the pan
  • Serve with the garnish

Garnish for serving:

  • pigeon egg (chicken or quail egg can be the substitude)
  • chopped bird’s eye chillies
  • chopped garlic chieves
  • peyek, indonesian rice fluor cracker with salted anchovies
  • crispy seaweed (couldn’t find this lately)

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