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永合豐 南美蝴蝶膠#421 (8-10头/磅)
Dried Fish Maw #421 (6-8 pcs/lb)
Fish maw is a delicacy served during special occasions like Chinese New Year. However its nutrition is valuable year round: Rich in collagen and protein, fish maw is a Chinese beauty secret for youthful skin. Fish maw contains rich proteins and nutrients. It nourishes 'yin' which means it replenishes the tissue, moisture and fluids of lung, stomach, liver and kidney. It boosts stamina and helps prevent burnout. Furthermore, fish maw does not contain cholesterol and therefore it is a very valuable health enhancing ingredient suitable for long time consumption.
Fish maw is the dried form of fresh, high-quality air bladders of fish, which are rich in gelatin. The air bladders are taken from large fishes and is graded according to sex: male bladders are considered better than female ones. Among them, there are shark's tripe, Pollock maw and premium fish maw. Fish maw (aka swim bladder, gas bladder, or air bladder) is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of many bony fish (but not cartilaginous fish) to float, i.e., control their buoyancy, and thus to stay at their current water depth without having to waste energy in swimming.
Fish maw is usually served braised, stewed or in soup. Here is a simple recipe for two.
Fish Maw Soup
2 chicken thighs
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon raw ginger
1 cup dried fish maw pieces
chicken soup stock or low sodium bouillon
1 package Sweet Soup/Qing Bu Liang Soup
Rinse the fish maw in cold water. If it is hard, soak it for 30 minutes.
Brown the chicken in oil and set it aside, brown sliced garlic and ginger in the oil until they become fragrant. Add back the chicken. Add the dry Sweet Soup ingredients. Cover the ingredients with chicken stock and simmer for 30 minutes or until the dry ingredients are soft. Add the fish maw and simmer for another fifteen minutes or until the fish maw is spongy soft and tender not dissolved. Season with soy sauce and garnish with chopped scallions.
From the manufacturer:
Fish maw has a high therapeutic effect and is rich in protein, collagen, phosphorus and calcium. It is regarded as a treasure for women. It has the ability to nourish all parts of the body, and it is a precious product that is nourishing and moisturizing. Fish maw is sweet, mild and enters the kidney and liver meridians; It has the effects of invigorating the kidney and essence, nourishing muscles and veins, stopping bleeding, removing blood stasis, and reducing swelling;