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Jan 17, 2010 11:54 AM

Lo (Lu) Shui recipe?

Hi all, I'm back in the US. Does anyone have a lo shui marinade recipe?

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  1. Fennel Seeds 1/4 cup
    Sichuan peppercorns 1/2 cup
    Anise 25
    Cloves 25
    Dried Ginger 2 tablespoons
    Dried Orange Peel 1/2 an orange
    Cassia Bark 4 tablespoons
    Cauguo 1
    Licorice Root 1 tablespoon
    Salt 1 oz
    Sugar 4 oz
    Soya Sauce 2 oz
    Chinese Cooking Wine 3 oz
    Water 30 oz

    1. Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer on a very low heat for two hours.

    2. Strain the stock through cheesecloth. Discard the waste. Wash and dry the cheesecloth for the next use.

    4 Replies
      1. re: M.Pallister

        What would you use this marinade for? I googled and got very little, just that it's a master sauce. Any info appreciated, thanks.

        1. re: bushwickgirl

          It's a chinese braising broth used for chicken/duck/eggs/meats/etc. You basically simmer your food in the liquid to flavor and cook it. Afterwards, the liquid can be saved for your next batch of food tomorrow (or frozen). More spices/sauces are added to the broth as needed. Some chefs have a lo shui dating back years, kinda like a sourdough.

          1. re: zfalcon

            Thanks muchly, I may just make a batch.