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Aug 7, 2005 09:53 PM

Jook quick and easily.

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Yesterday, when we were shopping in a local Aisan market they has a sale on Basa(?) which I have been told is Vietnamese fish like flounder (maybe flounder). So I pick a package which I deforsted.

Since I do not have a lot of time to make jook my normal way I shortcut it.

Opened three cans of chicken broth normal sodium to a pot and added three the amount of water. Along with one bowl of brokern rice. Along with one piece of lean pork about 1lb. I have lightly rub 1 teaspoon of kosher salt on the pork. My advise is use a little more rice and have a thick jook. You can thin it but it is harder to thicken it. My cooking buddy has a way to thicken it but he give me the method but I am not able to share it. He has been known to read this board but has not poster that I know of.

Cook it for about one hour and a half was it was ready.

I cut the fish about 1/4" thick and coated the fish with canola oil, sesame oil and two pinch of salt. Also cut fresh ginger the size of matchsticks and mix well and let the flavor meld together.

I use a serving bowl and filled it 3/4 full and place the jook in a saucepan and heated to a boil and added the raw fish and cooked it half way and returned it to the bowl and then topped with some white pepper, soy sauce, sliced green onion, sesame oil and soy sauce to taste.

Since I have some jook leftover tomorrow I plan to return the market and pick up more fish, raw shrimp, raw scallop and fake lobster balls.

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  1. Forgot a piece of peeled ginger about 1" long.

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      Melanie Wong

      Thank you. Actually basa is a vietnamese catfish.


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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Thanks for the information about basa. I was told that it was flounder by a sales person. But the fish is a just fine for fish jook.

        I hope to make a pot from strach this weekend and do a full seafood jook. Ingredients will depend on what I find in the market.