Friday, September 24, 2010

CHICKEN PATTIE & VEGETABLE STEW




Ingredients


300g minced chicken
1 small carrot, cut into quarters
1 small potato , cut into quarters
1 big onion, cut into quarters
100ml water



Sauce


1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper



Method

  1. Shape minced chicken into patties.
  2. Fry them in hot oil until cooked. Remove and drain oil.
  3. In a medium pot, add 2 tbsp oil. Mix the rest of the ingredients in the pot. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in water. Simmer for another 3minutes.
  5. Add in pre-cooked patties.
  6. Cook over low heat.
  7. Pour in sauce. Mix well.
  8. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.

HAR LOKE


Har Loke is a Cantonese dish whereby prawns are fried in tomato sauce. These are a great party food. it is easy and quick to prepare. Goes well with all kinds of dishes.



Ingredients

10 large prawns with shells intact
3 cups vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 stalk spring onions, washed and cut into 2inch length


Sauce

2 1/2 tbs tomato ketchup
1 tsp pounded brown salted soya beans ( taucheo)
1 tsp oyster sauce
3 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt


Method

  1. Wash prawns and trim heads.
  2. Heat oil in the wok.
  3. Add prawns and deep fry until shells turn red. Remove and drain.
  4. Remove oil. Leave 2 tbs oil in wok.
  5. Fry garlic and sauce ingredients.
  6. When sauce thickens, add in spring onions.
  7. Arrange prawns in a bowl. Pour sauce over.






Thursday, September 23, 2010

CHICKEN HOTPOT


This chicken dish is simple to prepare because all you have to do is put everything in at once and simmer until the chicken are soft.







Ingredients


2 pieces chicken thighs, chopped into chunks
1 small carrot, cut into quarters
3 tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 piece bay leaf or cabbage
1 tbsp hot bean paste (taucheo)
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar


Method


  1. Remove chicken skin. Leave aside.
  2. Pour 2 tbsp oil in a pot.
  3. Fry garlic until fragrant.
  4. Add hot bean paste. Fry for 1min.
  5. Add in chicken, continue stirring until chicken are well coated.
  6. Add 125ml of water.
  7. Pour in tomato ketchup, oyster sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Mix well.
  8. Simmer for 30min until chicken and vegetables are soft.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SWEET & SOUR MIXED VEGETABLES







Ingredients


1/2 cucumber , cubed
1/2 carrot, cubed
1 big onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 green capcium, cubed
2 tbsp chilly sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2 cup water



Method


  1. Saute smashed garlic and ginger.
  2. Add in onion. Stir fry for a while.
  3. Add in carrot, green capcium and cucumber.
  4. Pour in both sauces.
  5. Quickly, pour in water. Reduce to low heat.
  6. Simmer until vegetables turn soft.

CHICKEN CURRY


Chicken curry comes from Punjab, located in north western India and eastern Pakistan. It is especially popular in India and South Asia countries.


Different countries applies different recipes and ingredients. Some are dry while majority include coconut milk to reduce the spicy taste.




Nowadays, many people use pre-packed curry powder and curry paste which provide various taste; mutton, chicken, fish and vegetarian.








Here is a chicken curry with little curry sauce.



Ingredients

3 pieces chicken thigh , cut into chunks
1 small potato , cubed
1 big onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 inch ginger, sliced
1 tsp tumeric powder (kunyit)
4 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 small bowl of water



Method

  1. Marinate chicken with salt, pepper and tumeric powder. Set aside.
  2. Saute garlic, ginger and onion until aromatic.
  3. Add in chicken and potatoes. Stir-fry for 3minutes.
  4. Add in curry powder. Make sure that the chicken are well coated.
  5. Pour in water and tomatoes.
  6. Simmer until chicken and potatoes are soft.
  7. Serve hot.






SARDINE with TOMATO SAUCE

Sardines are small oily fish. They were named after the Mediterranean island called Sarinia because these fishes lived there in big amount long, long time ago.
Sardines are rich in nutrients especially omega-3 fatty acids., vitamin D, calcium, B12 and protein.It is proven that regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acid reduces the chances of developing cardiovascular disease and also help lower blood sugar levels.
They are usually sold canned, but fresh sardines are often grilled or fried.





Ingredients


1 can of medium sardine
1 big onion, sliced thickly
3 red chilly, remove seed, cut into 3inch length
3 pieces ginger
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small lime, cut into halves
1/2 cup of water


Method


  1. Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  2. Add in chilly and onion. Stir fry for a couple minutes.
  3. Pour in sardines with the sauce and water together.
  4. Let it simmer over low heat until sauce thickens.
  5. Press lime juice over them. Serve hot.

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