Wednesday, 29 July 2009
- 50 grams butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 250 grams button mushrooms, sliced
- 500 grams lean steak, cut into thin strips
- 200 grams crème fraîche
- 300 grams tagliatelle or 1 portion of rice
- Chopped parsley to serve
Sunday, 26 July 2009
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Thursday, 23 July 2009
2 tablespoons sugar (or vary to how sweet you want it)
1/2 cup cold water
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
This is my lunch today. If you like fish, this is a real treat.
Steamed Seabass, such an easy recipe to cook. Delicious!
A favourite amongst Chinese people.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 sea bass between 500g to 700g, gutted (with head and tail intact)
1 table spoon Chinese cooking wine (Yellow Wine, Shao Hsing, or Shao Xing)
3 table spoon light soy sauce
4 table spoon peanut or groundnut oil
1 stalk Spring onions
45g root ginger
1. Clean and rinse the seabass in cold water and then pat it dry
2. Rub a bit of salt and the Chinese rice wine on both side of the fish
3. Place seabass on a plate and then steam over water for roughly 8–10 minutes
(You can tell if the fish is cooked properly by seeing if the dorsal fin - fin at the back of the fish - pulls away easily)
4. Heat the peanut/groundnut oil in a pan until it is smoking hot
Chopped the spring onions and ginger into nice thin slices and sprinkle over fish. This adds more flavoring but I prefer to eat seabass as it is.
5. Drizzle the hot oil over the fish slowly, a little bit at a time (if you have sprinkle the spring onions and ginger on it, you should be able to smell them sizzling)
7. Pour the soy sauce and ready to serve immediately
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
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Saturday, 18 July 2009
Something for vegetarians.
This is a light dish using summer vegetables.
Ingredients ( Serve 4 )
2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
1 chopped onions
1-2 tablespoon of olive oil
400g plum/cherry tomatoes
400g new potatoes cut into chunks
700g broad beans (about 200g podded weight)
250g peas in pod (about 125g podded weight)
100-150ml vegetable stock (hot)
100g roasted peppers (sliced in a jar with oil)
125g mozzarella cheese
1. Heat the oil in a frying pan
2. Add onions and fry until colour darkens (browned)
3. Add garlic and fry until tinged golden.
4. Add the tomatoes and heat for a few mins until it thickened and saucy
5. Leave to simmer
6. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 12-15 minutes until tender
7. Steam broad beans and peas for 3-4 minutes
8. Add veg mixture to tomato sauce
9. Add enough stock to give the consistency you like
10. Add the roasted peppers on top and simmer for a couple of mins to wam though
Tear mozzarella into chunks and scatter over stew with basil and serve with a drizzle of pesto and chunks of warm bread. Delicious!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
- 1 package of frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 1/2 cup / 50g Parmesan Cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon / 2g ground seasoned pepper
- 1/4 / 1g garlic powder
- 1 egg white - lightly beaten
It literally takes less than 10 mins to prepare.
Light in texture, smooth and nutritious.
Infact, this is an alternative to Creme Brulee!
One of the more popular desserts in Asia.
Ingredients (serve 1 person)
2 tea spoon castar sugar
1 Mix egg and caster sugar into a bowl
2 Whisk until sugar dissolves
3 Add milk and mix until it becomes a creamy texture
4 Cover bowl with aluminium foil and steam over water for approximately 8 minutes with lid on
Steamed Egg Dessert is best serve hot. If you prefer to serve it as a cold dessert, place in fridge after it cool down.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Kopi Luwak apparently taste like no other coffee and comes with it own Certificate of Authenticity!
Originated from the Indonesian island Sumatra, the luwaks will only eat the finest coffee beans available which it then excretes! The still intact coffee beans are then separated from the stools and cleaned, roasted and grounded like normal coffees.
Whoever thought of making coffee from this is clearly adventurous but the concept worked. A cup of Kopi Luwak coffee cost between $300-$600 and you get a certificate to go with every cup of Kupi Luwak coffee.
Whether it lives up to its legendary status as one of the finest coffee in the world, that depends on individual tastes but the price is worth paying if only for the experience.
Monday, 13 July 2009
This is a very popular and typical Chinese delicacy and surprisingly, a simple recipe to cook.
- 1/2 cup or 125ml hoi sin sauce
- 1/2 cup or 90g brown sugar
- 1/2 cup or 125ml oyster sauce
- 8 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
- 1 cup or 250ml water
- 2 kg Pork spare ribs (between 10-16 pieces)
You can eat the ribs by itself, or serve with a bowl of rice/fried rice. I personally like to shred the meat into a a bowl of noodles or fried with vermicelli.
- Preheat over to 180C (355F)
- Mix the hoi sin sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, sugar, ginger and water in a bowl
- Place the pork spare ribs onto a flat tray and cover with hoi sin mixture
- Cover with tin foil and leave in fridge or cool place for 30 minutes
- Then cook for 1 hour in oven
- Remove tin foil and cook for another 25 minutes
- Increase the heat to 200C (390F) and cook for another 20 minutes
- You can eat straight from the oven or set aside to cool