Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hot Pot

Hot Pot set up
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
I wanted to plan a fun meal, but also one where everyone in the family would and could eat what they wanted. We settled for a hot pot. I took my mother to Tan Am where we bought most of our ingredients.

Peas and beans

beans and sprouts

spinach and seafood

Spinach and some chopped mixed seafood

seaweed and sausage

chinese suasage and kelp (kelp cooked in the broth first)

bok choy

baby bok choy and sliced tilapia

egg noodle

Egg noodles (I boiled them then rinsed to cool)

pork meatballs

Precooked pork meatballs

Hot Pot 004

Mushrooms (sauteed with garlic and sesame oil)

Hot Pot

The stock I had previously made and frozen pork bone stock to which I added some shrimp shells, then flavored with lemongrass, lime, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce. sugar and salt to taste.

Hot Pot action

I had lent out our single electric burner so I placed the hot pot on a griddle. Everyone chose ingredients cooked or warmed them, armed with baskets.


The bonus of having the pot on the larger griddle is that you can also cook on the griddle teppanyaki style

Hot Pot and grill

At the end of the meal the stock has taken on more flavor and the noodles are added to the pot and eaten. We had great fun and discovered what is likely to be a new standard meal in our house.


boscodagama said...

I've got the brass sort of hot pot with a chimney for charcoal. I haven't used it in a long time since it cleverly tends to set off smoke alarms inside the house.

BaconGrease said...

I've always wanted one of those they look so cool, do they get really hot on the bottom too?