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Sweet and Sour Pork Chop

1, Season pork chop with salt and black pepper.

2, Dust pork chop with potato starch. A thin starch layer is enough.

3, Heat a pan, add in oil. Fry pork chop till both sides turn golden brown. And put them aside.

4, Use the same pan, add in a bit extra oil. Fry chopped garlic till aromatic.

5, Add in sweet and sour sauce, I used Lee Kum Kee sweet and sour sauce and 1/4 cup water. Stir evenly.

6, Put pork chop back in the pan. Simmer with low heat for 5 mins. Flip once or two times while cooking.

And ready to serve.

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Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce

1, In a big bowl, add in flour, yeast, and a bit olive oil. Water in, stir and knead to make a dough. Cover it with a towel and let it rise.

2, Prepare 2 big rotten tomatoes. Cut a cross at the bottom. Put them in a bowl and add in hot water. Let them soak for 2 mins and it will be more easily to peel them.

3, Cut tomatoes into small dices.

4, Heat a pan, add in olive oil.

5, Fry chopped garlic and onion till aromatic.

6, Add tomato dices in, sprinkle salt, black pepper and mixed herbs. Stir fry a bit.

7, Also add in 1 tbs tomato sauce.

8, Turn to low heat and let it simmer till tomatoes are fully cooked.

9, Press the tomato with spatula gently.

10, Keep heating with low heat and let the sauce to reduce till thickened.

11, Preheat oven with 220 degree C.

12, Press the dough into a big flat disc. Brush it with sauce evenly. Sprinkle cheese all over it.

13, Dough into the oven for 10-13 mins.

Persimmon Pancake

Autumn is persimmon season, yet I haven’t tried persimmon before. Last Sunday when my husband and I were shopping in a Chinese supermarket, we found persimmons on the shelf. My husband was also very curious about them. So we bought 1 box of persimmons.

Persimmons taste very sweet but also with a bit astringent. So I was thinking maybe I could use them to make something sweet but at the same time to reduce the astringent taste.

1, Choose soft persimmons. As a Chinese saying goes “挑软柿子捏” which means to pick the soft persimmons as they are rotten and sweeter. But now in Chinese soft persimmon means someone who is a pushover.

2, Put persimmons in a bowl, pour hot water over them. This is to make the peeling process easier.

3, Remove the stem and peel and put persimmons in blender to blend them into paste.

4, In a big bowl, add in persimmon paste. Stir evenly.

5, Add in flour. Keep stirring while adding flour until it can be kneaded into a dough. I actually add in some sticky rice flour, so the ratio is close to sticky rice flour: plain flour= 1:3. No water is needed. I didn’t add in any sugar either, cos the persimmons are sweet enough. As I was going to use red bean paste as the filling, so I didn’t want my pancakes to be too sweet.

6, Let the dough rest for 20 mins. And then divide it into small doughs. My small doughs are about 60-70g, and the red bean paste filling for each one is about 40g.

7, Make dough flat and put the filling in the center. Wrap it up and roll into round shape. Press gentlely.

8, Heat a pan, brush it with oil. Fry the flat dough till both sides turn golden brown.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

This is a one of my husband’s favourite soup.

1, Chop mushroom into slices, also prepare some chopped garlic.

2, Heat a pot. Oil in. Sear mushroom till aromatic and soft.

3, Season with salt, black pepper and mixed herbs.

4, Pour in milk. And bring to boil.

5, Turn to low heat. Let it simmer for about 10 mins with the lid on.

6, Pour everything into a blender and blend till very smooth.

Braised Saba Fish

1, Cut saba fish into smaller pieces, which will be easier to cook.

2, Heat a pan on stove, brush a little oil. Non-stick pan will be easier to handle and keep the fish unbroken.

3, Put fish pieces into the pan, fry each side till a bit golden brown. Please be gentle when flip the fish.

4, Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar and warm water can just cover the fishes.

5, Bring to boil, then turn to low heat. Cover with lid and let it simmer for 10 mins.

6, Off the lid, and turn up the heat to reduce the sauce.

Serve with hot rice. Easy and yummy.

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.