Pho SoupFrom cherriepie 10 years ago
- 6 whole star anise shopping list
- 2 sticks Cassia Bark 5cm in length each shopping list
- 6 cloves shopping list
- 34 cardamon pods bruised shopping list
- 1 large onion peeled and halved shopping list
- 1 piece large ginger bruised and slightly crushed shopping list
- 2 kgs veal Bones including split chin bone shopping list
- 500 grams beef brisket shopping list
- 34 litres cold water enough to cover bones shopping list
- 1/3 cup fish sauce to taste shopping list
- 1 tsp salt to taste shopping list
- 12 tsp sugar to taste shopping list
- 200 grams rice noodles boiled in water for 2 mins, then cooled and drained shopping list
- 3 spring onions cut into 2-3 cm batons shopping list
- 200 grams beef sirloin or rump steaks "sliced very thinly" shopping list
- 1 bunch coriander roughly chopped shopping list
- 1 bunch chives finely chopped freshly ground pepper shopping list
- fresh herbs (to serve) shopping list
- 1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed shopping list
- 1 cup Thai basil leaves, picked shopping list
- 1 bunch long coriander (Mexican coriander, thorny coriander, saw-leaf herb, saw-tooth herb), washed and trimmed shopping list
- 2-3 long red chillies, sliced on the angle shopping list
- 2-3 limes, cut into wedges shopping list
How to make it
- Pre-heat salamander style grill or top element of oven to a high heat.
- Place cassia, star anise, cloves, cardamom, onion and ginger in an ovenproof pan or baking tray and grill 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Remove. Turn off grill.
- Place grilled spices, onion and ginger in a large stockpot. Add veal bones, brisket and enough cold water to cover, bring to a slow boil.
- Simmer two hours, skimming the surface of any fat or scum as necessary, then remove brisket and store, covered and refrigerated until needed.
- Continue cooking stock a further 2 hours, skimming as necessary. Season with fish sauce, sea salt and sugar to taste, using the above quantities as a guide.
- Strain stock and discard bones, onion, ginger and spices. Cool and store refrigerated until needed or strain stock to a clean pot and bring back to a simmer, ready to serve.
- To serve, place sprouts, herbs, chillies and lime wedges in little bunches around a serving plate, place on table for guests to add to their pho as desired.
- Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a rapid boil. Using a small blanching basket or chinois, blanch a small handful of noodles and spring onions for each person. Transfer each portion to individual serving bowls (pho is one of the few Vietnamese dishes not shared, with each diner receiving their own bowl).
- Slice reserved brisket thinly and place atop noodles. If using, add 20-30g thinly sliced raw beef per portion. Ladle hot stock over beef and noodles (the heat of the stock will cook the finely sliced raw meat). Garnish with chopped coriander and chives, season lightly with pepper.
- Serve hot portions to each guest, accompanied by Asian soup spoons and chopsticks (for the handling and choice of the fresh herbs).
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