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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.

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.

Sweet & Sour Pork

This dish is based on fried pork (xiao su rou).

Ingredients:

lean pork 250g

starch 80g

eggs 2

salt 1/2 tsp

five spice powder  1/2 tsp

tomato sauce 4 tbsp

sugar 3 tbsp

vinegar 2 tbsp

water 2 tbsp

starch 1 tsp

 

  1. Cut pork into slices or strips. About 3-5 mm.
  2. In a bowl, add in starch (sweet potato starch would be the best choice, but I tried with corn starch and turned out not bad.) and beat in eggs. whisk till fully combined.
  3. Add in salt and spice powder. Stir well.
  4. Add pork slices into the batter. Stir to let them be fully covered with batter.
  5. Deep fry in oil till golden brown.
  6. To make them crispier, heat the oil and fry again. This step is optional.
  7. To make sauce: Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Then add in 4 tbsp tomato sauce. Stir fry to make tomato sauce fully mixed with oil. and color will be brighter. Add in 3 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp vinegar and 2 tbsp water. Simmer with low heat. Dissolve 1 tsp starch in a little water and add into the sauce.
  8. Add fried pork into the sauce. Quickly mix well.

 

 

My husband is a big fan of this dish.

 

Black Pepper Sauced Chicken Leg

  1. Prepare a big chicken leg.
  2. Sprinkle salt and black pepper all over it.
  3. Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.
  4. Into the oven for 40 mins.
  5. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp black pepper sauce, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp sugar.
  6. Brush sauce onto the chicken.
  7. Turn oven to 200 Degree C. Bake for 5-8 mins.
  8. Then brush the sauce again, and bake for the last 5-8 mins.

Super easy.

Oyster Sauced Egg Tofu

  1. Cut egg tofu into slices about 1 cm thick.
  2. Roll tofu in potato starch.
  3. Heat a pan, add in oil. Fry tofu till the out layer becomes crispy and golden color. Then set them aside for later use.
  4. Heat the pan again. Add in 1/2 tsp oil. Saute 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
  5. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/4 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir evenly.
  6. Dissolve 1 tsp starch in 1 tbsp water and add into the sauce.
  7. Add tofu into the sauce. Reduce the sauce.
  8. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

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Lemon Chili Sauce Chicken

1. Wash chicken clean. You can use chicken legs or chicken wings. I used chicken wings.

2. Enough water in a pot. Add in ginger slices, garlic cloves, bay leaf, lemon grass and a pinch of salt.

3. Put chicken into the pot. Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 15-20 mins or till chicken is fully cooked.

4. Soak chicken into cold water. Dry them and cut into smaller pieces.

5. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon Thai chili sauce, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp sugar.

Spread sauce over chicken.

Sweet & Sour Prawn

  1. Clean prawns by removing all the intestines and rinsing under water. Place all the prawns in a big bowl. Marinate with salt, pepper and cooking wine for a little while.
  2. Coat prawns with a thin layer of potato starch.
  3. Deep fry prawns till golden and crispy.
  4. In a small bowl, add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 2 tsp tomato sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, 2 tsp honey. Mix them well.
  5. Heat a pan. Pour the sauce in and reduce a bit.
  6. Add prawns into the sauce. Stir fry evenly to let the prawns be coated with sauce.

Garnish with spring onion.

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Pork & Vegetable Pot

My husband had dinner with a friend. Somehow they talked about Spanish Iberico Pork. His friend said this kind of pork is very delicious. And my husband told me immediately after that dinner. Then when we shopping for groceries the other day, he found that Spanish pork in the frozen counter. What a coincidence. So we bought it and I didn’t even know how to cook it. And yes, we just bought it.

Usually this thin pork slice is ideal for shabu shabu or hot pot. But my husband strongly recommended to cook it in simple way without any strong spices or condiments. He wanted to keep the original flavor of the pork. He may not know much about cooking, but he’s very good at giving me instructions. I decided to make pork & vegetable pot.

skillet is a good choice for the port.

Here are the main ingredients I used: Spanish Iberico pork, 1/4 head cabbage, Slices of 1 onion, slices of 1 medium carrot, several shiitake mushroom, brown mushroom, tofu (cut), french beans and chopped spring onion. Oh, and vermicelli in the bowl (already boiled in hot water).

  1. Heat the skillet. Brush skillet with oil. Put  2 or 3 pork slices in to sear them.

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2. Put the rest pork in, and arrange all the vegetables in the pot.

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3. In a bowl, add in 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp sweet cooking wine, 1 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp water. Mix well.

4. Spread sauce (maybe 1 tbsp ) over all ingredients. Slightly stir them in order not to be sticky to the pot.

The pork looks so great.

5. Put the lid on for 2-3 mins. Stir gently to flip all the ingredients. Add in more sauce if needed.

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6. Lid on for another 3 mins or till pork and vegetables are fully cooked.

My husband  loved the pork so so much.

Simple Seafood Linguine

1. Prepare 3 medium tomatoes. Cut a cross at the bottom. Soak them in hot water for a little while, then they can be peeled easily.

2. Chop tomatoes into small cubes. Heat a sauce pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil, fry 1 chopped onion till transparent. Add in tomato cubes 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar to balance the sourness, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp mixed herbs and 1/4 cup water. Simmer a bit to let tomatoes into paste. And reduce the sauce. Set aside for later use.

3. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When heated, add in squid rings, clam meat and shrimps. Stir fry for 2 min, add in 1 tsp chopped garlic. Pour in 1 tablespoon cooking wine. Simmer for 1 min or 2.

4. Add tomato sauce in and blend evenly. Mix with cooked linguine.

5. Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.

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Garnish with spring onion or parsley.

Braised Prawns

  1. Clean prawns. Remove all the whiskers and intestine. Also make a cut at the back.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in oil. Fry prawns with low medium heat. Flip over to fry the other side till red oil comes out. Do the same to the other side. Then set prawns aside.
  3. Heat the pan again. Add in a little extra oil if needed. Saute chopped ginger, garlic and spring onion till aromatic.
  4. Add fried prawns into the pan. drizzle in a little cooking wine to remove the fishy smell.
  5. Put in 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking wine, 1 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tbsp sugar. (you can mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl before cook) .
  6. Turn to low heat and simmer for 3 mins.
  7. Reduce sauce with high heat. and ready to serve.

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