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Thursday, August 25, 2005

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I found this in Master Cook. Has any one tried this?

                              VIETNAMESE PHO

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soups

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
5 lb Beef bones with marrow
5 lb Oxtails
1 lb Flank steak
2 lg Onions -- unpeeled, halved,
-and studded with 8 cloves
3 Shallots -- unpeeled
2 oz Piece ginger -- unpeeled
8 Star anise
1 Cinnamon stick
4 md Parsnips cut in 2-inch
2 ts Salt
1 lb Beef sirloin
2 Scallions -- thinly sliced
1 tb Cilantro -- chopped
2 md Onions -- thinly sliced
1/4 c Hot chili sauce
1 lb Rice noodles 1/4-inch wide
-(or banh pho)
1/2 c Nuoc mam (Vietnamese fish
Black pepper -- freshly grnd.
2 c Fresh bean sprouts
2 Fresh chili peppers -- sliced
2 Limes cut in wedges
1 bn Fresh mint
1 bn Fresh Asian or regular basil

Soak bone overnight in cold water. Place bones,
oxtails and flank steak in a large stock pot. Add
water to cover and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes,
drain and rinse pot and bones. Return bones to pot,
add 6 quarts water and bring to a boil. Skim surface
of scum and fat. Stir bones at bottom from time to
time. Add 3 more quarts water, bring to a boil again
and skim scum. Lower heat and let simmer. Char
clove-studded onions, shallots, and ginger under a
broiler until they release their fragrant odors. Tie
charred vegetables, star anise, and cinnamon stick in
a thick, dampened cheesecloth. Put it in stock with
parsnips and salt. Simmer for 1 hour. Remove flank
steak and continue simmering broth, uncovered pot, for
4-5 hours. Add more water if level goes below bones.

Meanwhile, slice beef sirloin against grain into
paper-thin slices, about 2-by-2 inches. Slice flank
steak the same way. Set aside. In a small bowl,
combine scallions, cilantro, and half the sliced
onions. Place remaining onions in another bowl and
mix in hot chili sauce. Soak rice noodles in warm
water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

When broth is ready, discard bones. Strain broth
through a colander lined with a double layer of damp
cheesecloth into a clean pot. Add fish sauce and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. In another
pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add noodles
and drain immediately. Do not overcook noodles.
Divide among 4 large soup bowls. Top noodles with
sliced meats. Bring broth to a rolling boil, then
ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with scallions mixture
and black pepper. Serve the onions in hot chili sauce
and remaining ingredients on the side to add as
desired. Also, you can add Hoisin sauce as a dip.
Serves 4.

Source: "The foods of Vietnam" by Nicole Routhier
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

From the archives.
From: (Chuong M. Nguyen)

MM format by Judi M. Phelps.,, or

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