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Stir-fried french beans with chicken

Ingredients: 100g chicken breast meat 100g french beans (cut diagonally) 50g capsicum (shredded) – about ½ medium-sized 25g carrots (shredded) 2 fresh mushrooms (shredded) 1 small red onion (chopped) Seasonings: 1 tbsp oyster sauce ½ tbsp soya sauce Pinch of sugar Dash of sesame oil & pepper Cornflour (for thickening) – mixed with some water Methods: 1. Cut chicken into small pieces, use the...

Ridge/ sweet gourd (丝瓜)with prawn omelette

I always try to introduce as many variety of vegetables as possible in my son’s diet so that he has a more balanced diet but it is not an easy job. For instance, cooking ridge/ sweet gourd is a BIG challenge to me because it is not my son’s favourite. My past attempt (eg, braised sweet gourd with bean curb) was not well-accepted at all until I had tried out this cooking method based on my MIL’s...

Pan-fried prawn and minced meat patties

These patties are made by using the remaing ingredients from the dumplings. It turned out to be slightly salty. Therefore, I had made some slight amendment to the original recipe. Ingredients: 100g prawns (peeled, deveined, chopped into small chuncks) 120g minced meat 40g carrot(chopped) 80g waterchessnut (chopped) 2 eggs (lightly beaten) Seasonings: 1½ tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp soya sauce 1½ tsp sugar 1 tbsp...

Homemade dumplings (水饺)

These dumplings are the so-called “joint-venture” products made by both my hubby and myself. I prepared the ingredients and he wrapped and cooked the dumplings. Ingredients: 100g prawns (peeled, deveined, chopped into small chuncks) 120g minced meat 40g carrot(chopped) 80g waterchessnut (chopped) Round-shaped dumpling skins Water for boiling Seasonings: 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp salt 1½ tsp sugar 1...

Pan-fried salmon with teriyaki sauce

Ingredients: 400g salmon 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce (referred to the picture below) Dash of salt and pepper Squeeze of lemon juice Methods: 1. Wash salmon, cut into half. Pat dry. 2. Marinate with salt and pepper for 15 mins 3. Heat up 1 tbsp oil, grill salmon at medium heat until slighly golden brown, turn to another side to grill. (Be careful not to overcook it as the meat for 80% cooked salmon is very tender...

Steamed mashed beancurd and fish paste (老少平安) – 2

This is another version for 老少平安. Ingredients: 1 tube of beancurd (for steaming) – 200g 200g fish paste 1 egg (lightly beaten) Seasonings: 1 tsp salt 1 tsp light soya sauce ½ tsp chicken stock granules ½ tbsp sesame oil Dash of pepper 1 tbsp cornflour Bits of fried onion/ garlic oil Spring onions and coriander leaves (for garnishing) Methods: 1. Use fingers to combine all ingredients & seasonings...

Steamed mashed beancurd and fish paste (老少平安)- 1

Ingredients: ½ block beancurd (for steaming) – 150g 200g fish paste 1 egg (lightly beaten) Small handful of frozen mixed vegetables (corns, carrots & green peas) Seasonings: 1 tsp salt 1 tsp light soya sauce ½ tsp chicken stock granules 1 tbsp cornflour Dash of sesame oil and pepper Fried onion/ garlic oil Methods: 1. Combine all ingredients & seasonings in a mixing bowl. Stir in 1 direction. 2....

Steamed silky eggs

This is my hubby’s all-time favourite. Ingredients: 300ml warm water 3 eggs Seasonings: 1/2 tsp salt Dash of pepper and chicken stock granules Garnishings: Spring onions Fried garlic or onion oil Dash of light soya sauce Methods: 1. Combine all ingredients and seasonings and mix well with fork or chopsticks. 2. Use a sieve to strain the mixture into a steaming tray. 3. Steam at low heat for 10 mins or...

Pumpkin and cauliflower stew

Ingredients: 140g pumpkin 200g cauliflower 140g minced meat (marinated with 2 tbsp light soya sauce, 1tsp sugar and cornflour) 1 red onion Seasonings: 1½ tbsp oyster sauce ½ tbsp concentrated chicken stocks ½ tbsp sesame oil Dash of pepper Cornflour Methods: 1. Heat up wok with oil. Sautee onion until transparent. 2. Add in minced meat. Spread it out evenly. Do not stir fry immediately. Let it cook for a...

Pumpkin rice

Ingredients: 120g rice (2 persons) – (rinsed and soaked for 15 mins) 160g pumpkin (cut into cubes) 1 chicken thigh (de-boned, removed skin and cut into small cubes) 4-5 fresh medium size shiitake mushroom (washed with running water, cut into small chunks) 25g dried prawns (pre-soaked for 15 mins, retained water for cooking later) 5 shallots (sliced thinly) 3 tbsp oil Water for cooking (depending on the...
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