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Homemade Char Siew

This is a very simple recipe to make Char Siew pork at home, and you don’t even need to use oven.

1, Put a piece of pork shoulder butt into a big bowl.

2, Make marinade: 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking wine, 2 tsp ground five spice, 1 tbsp sugar, slices of 1 onion, ginger slices, and a pinch salt.

3, Pour all the marinade into the bowl and fully mix with pork. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour.

4, Heat a pot. Add in 1/2 marinade, pork and pour into enough water covers pork. Bing to boil and simmer for about 40 mins or till pork is fully cooked.

5, Heat a frying pan. Add cooked pork in. Fry each sides till a bit burnt to get the black char.

6, Pour the rest marinade in and reduce the sauce.

7, Cut the pork into slices, and drizzle with the thick sauce.

My husband loves it.

Easy Mushroom & Bacon Pasta

1,Prepare all the ingredients: bacon (cut into slices), mushrooms (cut into slices), onion (cut into small dice).

2, Cook pasta first. I would like to cut down 2 mins of the cooking time shown in the instruction on the package. Drain the pasta and put aside.

3, Heat a pan. Add in oil. Stir fry onions till transparent.

4, Add in bacon, and sear them a bit. Then add in mushroom slices. Stir fry for a minute or 2. Season with salt and black pepper.

5, Spread in 1 tbsp flour. Quickly stir fry evenly. Flour will help to thicken sauce.

6, Pour in 3/4 cup milk (you can use less or more milk depending on how thick you want the sauce to be). Bring the sauce to boil, and turn down the heat. Add mixed herbs, let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.

7, Put nearly-cooked pasta in, cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle cheese to add more flavor.

8, Serve with a little bit more black pepper.

Beef Pasta

1, cut beef into small cubes, or you can just use beef cubes.

2, heat a pan, drizzle in oil. Fry beef till slightly golden brown.

3, add in chopped garlic and stir fry till aromatic.

4, add in 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp tomato sauce, bayleaves, salt, black pepper and pour into stock covers all ingredients.

5, into high pressure cooker for 15 mins. (cook the pasta at the same time).

6, heat the pan. Cut in 2 tbsp butter. When butter melts, add in 1 1/2 tbsp flour. Quickly mix them.

7, Pour the beef stock into the pan, stir gently. Bring to boil.

8, Add in beef cubes and reduce the sauce.

9, Add in pasta. Season with salt and herbs. Mix everything together and let pasta fully absorb the flavour of beef stock.

Cheesy Mushroom Sauced Rice

1, prepare ingredients: mushroom (I chose maitake mushroom, and it’s my first time to cook this kind of mushroom). Leftover cooked rice, garlic 2 cloves (chopped), 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp mixed herbs, salt, black pepper, milk 1/2 cup and cheese.

2, heat a pan, add in olive oil and butter.

3, when butter melts, add in garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4, add in mushroom. Stir fry till they become softened.

5, pour into milk, add in salt, black pepper and herbs. Simmer for 3 mins.

6, turn up the heat and reduce the sauce a bit.

7, add in rice. Mix rice evenly with mushroom sauce.

8, let rice fully absorb the mushroom sauce.

9, off the heat. Take out the rice and put into a bowl. Sprinkle cheese over the top.

10, use microwave to heat the rice till cheese melts. Actually, oven would be a better choice, but I didn’t find a proper container, so please try oven if you can.

Scrambled Egg with Beef (滑蛋牛肉)

1, prepare ingredients: beef slices 200g, eggs 4, light soy sauce 2 tsp, oyster sauce 1/2 1 tsp, sugar 2 tsp, water 1 tbsp, corn starch 2 tsp, 1 spring onion (chopped).

2, put beef slices in a bowl, add in light soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce, water. Keep stirring or mixing them by hand. And let beef marinate for 5 mins.

3, add in starch, mix well and let beef rest for another 10 mins.

4, heat a pan. Add in 1-2 tbsp oil.

5, when oil is hot, add in beef slices. Quickly separate beef slices by specula. Stir fry evenly till no more pink color showed in beef.

6, beat eggs in a bowl. Season with 1/2 tap salt. Stir well.

7, pour egg into the pan.

8, push egg and beef gently to the center of the pan till egg turns almost solidified.

9, garnish with chopped spring onion and ready to serve.

Bacon Fried rice

1, prepare ingredients: 1 egg, 1 bowl of leftover cooked rice, bacon slices, chopped garlic (2 cloves), chopped spring onion.

2, heat a pan, add in a little oil. Cut bacon into dices. Sear bacon till slightly golden brown.

3, add in chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4, add in rice. Quickly stir fry evenly till each rice grain is greasy and shiny.

5, push all the rice to one side. Beat in egg in the middle.

6, quickly stir the egg with spatula. Then mix egg with rice.

7, season with salt.

8, garnish with chopped spring onion.

Ground Peanut Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup chopped walnut

200g ground peanut

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

1, Cream butter with sugar till light and creamy.

2, Beat in egg and stir in vanilla.

3, Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix till just combined.

4, Add in ground peanut and chopped walnut. You can adjust walnut and ground peanut according to your preference. I used the ground peanut bought from local supermarket. It already contains sugar and some white sesame, so You can add more sugar if you are using plain ground peanut.

5. I put the dough covered into fridge for about 30 mins before baking.

6, Divide dough into smaller ones and arrange on baking tray.

7, Into the oven and bake for 12-15 mins.

Ribs, Lotus root, Black Beans and Red Dates Soup

Pressure cooker really makes my cooking easier, especially in making soup.

  1. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil and cook for about 5 mins.
  2. Take all the ribs out and rinse under water to wash off all the dirt.
  3. Put ribs, lotus root chunks, black beans, red dates into pressure cooker.
  4. Pour in enough water covers all ingredients.
  5. Press soup button.
  6. Just 20 mins, the soup is done.
  7. Season with salt.

Very nice soup.

Black Pepper Sauced Chicken

1, Cut chicken at the chest middle bone. My chicken is about 800g.

2, Spread salt over both sides of the chicken.

3, Put chicken on the baking pan with skin side up. Put into the oven and turn to 170 degree C. Roast for 50mins.

4, Prepare sauce: 2 tbsp black pepper sauce, 1 tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp water.

5, Brush the chicken skin with sauce. Turn to 200 degree C. Roast for 10 mins.

6, Brush sauce again and roast for another 10 mins.

Very simple and yummy.

Tuna & Vegetable Kimpab (Korean dried seaweed rice roll)

1, Blanch spinach in water for about 30 secs. Drain them and squzze the water out.

2, Stir fry carrot strips till a bit soft.

3, Put cooked rice in a big bowl, season with a little salt and sesame oil.

4, Put bamboo sheet at the bottom layer. Then dried seaweed over it. Rice on the bottom, and arrange carrot, green spinach and canned tuna over rice. Remember to leave 1/4 space of seaweed blank with no rice.

5, Roll it and squeeze hard at the same time till roll to the end.

6, Cut the roll into slices.

Super simple and yummy.