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Sea Cucumbers and Beef Tendon

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Sea Cucumbers and Beef Tendon
3 small softened spiked cooked sea cucumbers
½ pound beef tendons
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
5 sliced fresh ginger, each cut into 4 pieces
3 scallions, angle sliced
2 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
dash ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons Chinese rice wine
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon hot oil

1. Cut open and remove sand and intestinal matter in the sea cucumbers and angle cut thinly, then heat a wok, add the oil, and stir-fry the ginger and the scallions, and the sea cucumbers for ten minutes.
2. Now, boil one cup water, add ginger, scallions, the tendon and the sea cucumbers and simmer for twenty minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients but not the cornstarch and the hot oil, boil vigorously for three minutes.
3. Now add the cornstarch and the same amount of cold water, stir and thicken, then serve.
4. Add scallions, soy sauce, salt, sugar, black pepper, and rice wine, and the hot oil. Then reduce the heat and add sea cucumber pieces and simmer for half an hour, then serve.

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