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Quick Macaroni

It’s a very convenient way to solve a meal when you don’t have enough time to cook.

1, Cook macaroni according to the instruction, usually 8-10 mins. At last 3 mins, add in trimmed green peas. Drain them.

2, Cut sausage into slices.

3, Heat a pan. Add in oil. Stir fry sausage for 2 mins.

4, Add in pasta sauce, and 2 tbsp macaroni stock and simmer for 2 mins.

5, Add in cooked macaroni and green peas. Stir well.

6, Season with salt, and pepper.

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Coconut Milk & Black Sticky Rice

1, Prepare 1 cup black sticky rice. Wash them clean and soak in water for overnight.

2, Put black sticky rice into a pot, add in 3 cups water. Also add in 1 pnadan leave knot (optional).

3, Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer with lid on for 40 mins. Remember to stir it occasionally. Add in more water if needed. Don’t get it burnt. After 40 mins, Black rice will absorb all the water. Discard the pandan leaf. Add in 2 tbsp sugar, mix well. Let it cool down.

4, Sauce part: Add 1 cup coconut milk into a pot, Also add in 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt. Keep stirring till sugar dissolves.

5. Put black sticky rice into a bowl, Top with coconut sauce.

Simple Banana Cake

Ingredients:

unsalted butter   80g

Granulated sugar  80g

Egg                     1

vanilla                      1/4 tsp

Flour        100g

Baking powder    3g

ripe banana                 2

 

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degree C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl till light.
  3. Mash bananas in another bowl.
  4. Beat egg into the butter mixture, Mix well.
  5. Add in vanilla, mashed banana and mix.
  6. Add in flour and baking powder, fold till just combined.
  7. Pour paste into baking pan.
  8. Into the oven and bake for 40-45mins. Check with toothpick.

Omelette (with filling)

For the fillings, I use chicken, eggplant, onion and carrot.

Ingredients:

Chicken 50g

small eggplant  1

small carrot 1

small onion 1/2

light soy sauce 2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

sugar 1/2 tsp

  1. Cut chicken, eggplant, carrot, onion into dice. Put eggplant into a plate and sprinkle some salt. Let it stay for 10 mins. Then squeeze the water out.
  2. Heat a pan, Add in 1 tbsp oil. Chicken in first. When chicken is no more pinkish, add in carrot, eggplant and onion. Stir fry for about 2 mins.
  3. Add in light soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and sugar. Stir fry evenly. Juice of vegetable will come out. Simmer for 3 mins. Then set aside.
  4. Heat the pan again. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, whisk very finely. When oil is hot. Pour the egg in.
  5. Use the chopsticks to push egg to the center. Then a big egg disc will be formed. When the bottom is a bit brownish, Add fillings to the center. Gently cover it by folding the edges towards the center.
  6. Flip it with the help of spatula.  Fry for another minute.
  7. Serve with chili sauce.

Pandan Chicken

Today is my resting day. I was planning to make some dessert. That’s why I bought some fresh pandan leaves from supermarket. Yet, I checked my kitchen, there was 1 ingredient missing. So I decides to make pandan chicken instead.

1, To prepare marinade. 4 cloves of garlic, 3 red shallot, 1 small chunk ginger, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp coconut milk. Put all of them into blender and blend into paste.

2, Prepare chicken. I use chicken legs. So I need to remove the bone first. You can just use boneless chicken leg or chicken breast. So the chicken is about 400 g. Cut them into smaller pieces. Similar to size of my half palm or even smaller. Because later they will be fried. If the chicken pieces are too big, it will be easily for them to get burnt while the inside still remains uncooked.

3, Put all the chicken into a big bowl. Add in marinade. Marinate for 2 hours.

4, Wash pandan leaves. Make them a knot and put the chicken inside the knot. Just make sure chicken stays inside the pandan leaves. You can pin it with toothpick if you want.

5, Deep fry them in oil with low medium heat, till the chicken turns beautifully golden brown color. Pandan leaves will also be crispy. And your kitchen will smell incredible. 🙂

Double Beef Burger

I made burgers before, but this time I tried burger bun with my white bread recipe:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2019/11/07/super-easy-homemade-soft-white-bread/

This one batch can make 4 buns.

For the beef patties,I used 300g ground beef. Actually I suggest you double the batch. Because I found this 300g ground beef can only make 4 patties. Since we are making double beef burger, so the beef needs to upsize.

1, To add flavor to the beef patties,  I chopped 4 cloves of garlic and added in. Actually the best way to mix beef and garlic is to chop them together. That’s what I learned from making dumpling fillings.

2, And also don’t forget to season beef with salt and pepper.

3, Divide ground beef into 4 portions. Make them into beef ball.

4, Heat a skillet, add in 1 tbsp oil. When oil is hot, Add beef ball in.

5, Use spatula to press beef balls into flat disc. Let it fry till the down side turns beautifully golden brown. And flip over to fry the other side.

6, After flipping, Place 1 piece cheese on each patty. Fry till cheese melts and bubbling.

7, Cut bun into halves, Brush it with sauce you like, Place beef patty on it. And top with another one.

8, I also saute some chopped onion with butter and salt. Place them over the beef.

9, And just put on the other half bun.

My husband is a big fan. 🙂

Pork Liver Porridge

  1. Add rice and water into a pot. Bring to boil. Rice:water is 1:4.
  2. Skim the porridge and remove the foam.
  3. Transfer all rice and water into pressure cooker. (I really use pressure cooker a lot recently). Cook for 20 mins.
  4. While porridge is being cooked, prepare the pork liver.
  5. Cut liver into slices. Wash in water again and again till no more blood.
  6. Marinate pork liver with 1 tbsp cooking wine, 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper powder, 1 pinch sugar, ginger slices and 1 tbsp starch. Mix well and marinate for 15-20 mins.
  7. When porridge is down, Keep heating it. Add in pork liver. Keep stirring cos the porridge will be very thickened. Cook for 5-8 mins till pork liver is fully cooked.
  8. Season with salt.
  9. Serve with chopped spring onion.

My husband likes this type of porridge, and he likes my pork liver porridge very much.

Sliced Pork Belly with Garlic Sauce (蒜泥白肉)

This dish is very simple.

1, Prepare pork belly with skin on, about 400g.

2, Boil some water, make sure it can cover the whole pork belly.

3, Put pork belly in, add in several ginger slices and 1 tsp cooking wine. Simmer with low heat for 20 mins.

4, Take pork belly out, put in a plate and let it cool down. And cut into slices.

5, Prepare sauce:

4 cloves of chopped garlic. (I stir fry it a bit in a pan with some oil, just to make it less pungent)

1/2 1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1 chopped spring onion

1 tbsp water

1/2 tsp sesame oil

Mix all of them in a bowl.

You can pour the sauce over the pork belly slices or use it as dipping sauce and serve with pork slices.

I chose the first way.

Steam Baby Chinese Cabbage with Glass noodles (粉丝娃娃菜)

  1. Prepare 2 baby Chinese cabbage. Wash them and cut off the root. Then cut into quarters. Arrange them in a plate.
  2. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Soak glass noodles in water till soft and drain them. Cut a bit, if you don’t want them to be too long. Soak dry shiitake mushroom in water. Then chop mushroom into dices.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tbsp oil. Fry garlic till aromatic with low heat. Add in mushroom and fry a bit.
  4. Add in 1/2 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well. Add in 1 tbsp mushroom water.
  5. Turn off the heat. Put glass noodles into the sauce. Toss a bit to let noodles completely mix with sauce.
  6. Place glass noodles over cabbage and  pour all the sauce over the top.
  7. Steam over boiling water for 10 mins.

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Japanese Chashu Pork

Pressure cooker makes this dish a lot easier to make.

  1. Prepare a pork belly with skin on, about 500 g.
  2. Roll it up from one side to the other. Tie it with kitchen twine very tight.
  3. Put pork in a deep pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil and cook for 10 mins.
  4. Rinse pork in water to wash off all the dirt.
  5. Put pork into pressure cooker. Add in 1/2 cup light soy sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup mirin, 1/4 cup cooking wine, 1/4 cup dark soy sauce, 5 ginger slices, 1 stalk of chopped green onion.
  6. Cook in high pressure for 20 mins.
  7. Rotate the pork and cook for another 20 mins. Then rotate again and cook for last 20 mins.
  8. Take the pork out into a container. Pour the sauce in. Soak pork in the sauce. You can also add in boiled egg.

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Put into fridge for hours or overnight.

Cut into slices and serve with chopped spring onion.