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Butterflied butter prawn

This simple yet tasty dish was cooked by my lovely hubby. Ingredients: Prawns (medium size) Butter Seasonings: Sugar Salt Cornflour Methods: 1. Peel and devein the prawns. Reserve the tails. Pat dry. 2. Slide them down the back without cutting through, then open the prawn out. 3. Marinate the prawns with salt, sugar and cornflour. 4. Chill the prawns in the fridge for at least 30mins to make them firmer and...

Corn soup

Ingredients:2 corn-on-the-cob sweetcorns1 large carrot1 white onionHandful of mushroom stems (I had collected these stems from my previous cooking and stored them in the freezer) – optionalFish bones2 slices ginger15 red dates (removed seeds)1200ml water Seasonings:Salt and pepper to taste Methods:1. Wash fish bones. Blanch in hot water.2. Defrost mushroom stems, wash and set aside.2. Cut sweetcorns,...

Kiddy “mushroom rice”

This is another variation from the mushroom rice. Ingredients: Cooked rice Chicken fillet (cube) – marinate with light soya sauce, sugar & corn flour Frozen mixed vegetables Assorted fresh mushroom Garlic – diced Butter Seasonings: Teriyaki sauce Shaoxing cooking rice wine Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1. Use some butter to stir-fry the chicken until brown and set aside 2. Melt the remaining...

Stir-fried asparagus with prawn

The recipe was adapted from Special quick & delicious vegetable cookbook with its dish called “stir-fried asparagus with chicken”. Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 onion (peeled & diced) 1 chicken whole leg (deboned & diced) 1 red chilli (diced) 150g asparagus (peeled & diced) Seasoning: 1 tbsp oyster sauce ½ tbsp light soya sauce ¼ tsp salt ½ sugar Dash of sesame oil and pepper 1 tsp...

Chicken and potato stew

My mum taught me how to cook this one-dish meal. Ingredients: 1 red onion 2 chicken thighs (with or without bone) – marinate with light soya sauce, sugar and cornflour 2 potatoes 1 large carrot Seasonings: 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp light soya sauce Dash of dark soya sauce 1 tsp concentrated chicken stock (optional) – mixed with 150 ml water Dash of sugar and pepper 1 bay leaf (my personal add-on) Corn...

Liu wei soup (六味汤)

Ingredients: Group A: 20g 玉竹 (yu zhu) 20g 干百合 (dried lily bulb) 20g 芡实 (fox nuts) 20g 淮山 (huai shan) 20g 湘莲 (lotus seeds) 10 红枣 (red dates) – removed seeds 250g 瘦肉 (lean meat) 1 liter water Group B: 20g 圆肉 (dried longan) 2 tbsp 杞子(qi zi) Methods: 1. Rinse lean pork. Cut into large pieces. Scald 2. Rinse all the ingredients.Bring water to boil. 3. Add in Group A and...

Simply pumpkin

Pumpkin is always my son’s favourite regardless of my cooking methods (stir-frying, making soup, making porridge etc). Ingredients: Pumpkin (cut into cube) Black sesame seeds White sesame seeds Seasonings: Light soya sauce Fried garlic oil/ salad oil Methods: Steam the pumpkin until cooked. Toss with seasonings and both types of sesame seeds. Serve.

Steamed minced chicken with mix veg

Ingredients: 120g chicken breast (minced) 3 waterchessnut (chopped) 30g carrot (chopped) 1 Japanese beancurd (mashed) – also known as egg tofu (玉子豆腐,  蛋豆腐, 日本豆腐) Small handful of frozen green peas Seasonings: 1½ tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp light soya sauce ½ tsp sugar (optional) Dash of sesame oil and pepper Cornflour Methods: 1. Combine all ingredients with seasonings in a mixing...

Steamed egg rolls with fish paste

Ingredients: 2 eggs (lightly beaten) 200g fish paste Handful of spring onion (chopped) Seasonings: Pinch of salt (depending the type of fish paste) Dash of pepper and sesame oil 2 tsp cornflour Methods: 1. Stir in spring onions and seasonings into the fish paste. Stir in 1 direction. 2. Add in some chicken stock granules, light soya sauce and pepper into the eggs and beat lightly. 3. Heat up oil, pour half...

Apple and white fungus soup

Ingredients: 2 red apples (medium size) 25g white fungus 300g lean pork 30g sweet and bitter almond (南北杏) – also known as sweet and bitter apricot seeds or kernels – please refer to note below 4 candied dates (big) 1000 ml water Seasonings: Salt to taste (optional) Methods: Peel and core the apples, then rinse and chop them into 8 pieces. Set aside. Rinse lean pork and cut into 3 pieces,...
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