Bird’s Nest Recipes
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Preparing the Bird’s Nest.
Depending on individual, one can choose to place 10 to 15 grams of dried bird’s nest for one serving. A good quality dried bird nest can easily absorb 7 to 8 times of water.
Illustration: A 7 grams dried bird’s nest can weight 57.5 grams after soaking for two hours.
Recommended cooking time
For House Nests: The cooking time for House Nests is no longer than 1 hour. The soaking time is about 2 to 3 hours. For Cave Nests: The cooking time for Cave Nests range from 2 to 3 hours. The soaking time is about 4 to 5. It is highly recommended to rinse the soaked bird nest and to use new batch of water for cooking. This will help to remove any impurity. Selecting the remaining ingredients for Bird’s Nest. In order to taste the original favor of the Bird’s Nest, the best ingredient is Rock Sugar. Common Chinese desserts are red dates and dried Longan, thus they are great ingredients to make bird’s nest soup. Other ingredients includes wolf berries and pandan leaves (only found in S.E. Asia) .
|Double boil the bird’s nest.
Please the soaked bird’s nest in a smaller pot with one bowl (about 300ml) of clean water with the desire ingredient. Place the smaller pot into a bigger pot half fill will clean water. Cover both lids and boil the bigger pot according to the type of bird’s nest. House nest for about an hour, and cave nest about 2 hours. While cooking, always make sure there are water in the boiling pot (Can 2). Else your pot will burn. What happened if I over cook? Not to worry, your bird’s nest will dissolve with the water, if not it will dry up or burnt
Serving portion: One piece of Bird’s Nest (8-10 grams) per serving with one bowl of water (250ml) and 40 grams of rock sugar. (Optional add one slice on Ginseng (10 years old) or 8 pieces of Wolf berries or 3 pieces of dried red dates).
Soaking and rinsing of Bird’s Nest: Soak the Bird’s Nest for three (3) hours, remove the water and rinse the Bird’s Nest with a strainer.
Place the Bird’s Nest, water, rock sugar with other condiments (as mentioned above, if any) into the double boiler and cook for 90 minutes.
Turn off the fire. Pour the cooked Bird’s Nest onto the serving bowl, and it’s go!