To steam Chinese sausages on nights when you’re not cooking rice, place them on a heatproof plate and steam, covered, over boiling water for 15 minutes, or until they are translucent. You can also cook the sausage in simmering water for about 12 minutes, until the fat rises to the top
What About Stir-frying?
There’s no question that adding 1 or 2 pieces of sliced Chinese sausage is a great way to add extra flavor to stir-fries. The question is whether you should simply add Chinese sausages to stir-fry dishes, or cook them first to render out the fat. Some people find the fat bothersome; on the other hand, fat disperses flavor in a dish. It all comes down to personal preference.
When to Add Chinese Sausage
In general, Chinese sausage pairs nicely with rice and vegetable dishes.
Recipes Using Chinese Sausage:
Fried Rice With Chinese Sausage
Cabbage With Chinese Sausage
- here's an example of a recipe where fat from the sausage adds flavor; however, you can steam or blanch the sausage first if desired.
Shanghai Vegetable Rice
Lotus Leaf Wraps
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