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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.


Beef & Zucchini Spaghetti

1. Chop zucchini into thin slices with the help of a grater.

2. Heat a pan. Add in a little oil. Sauté 1 clove of chopped garlic.

3. Add beef slice in. Stir fry a bit till beef is no more pinkish.

4. Dish beef out and set aside.

5. Heat the same pan. Add in a little extra oil. Add zucchini slices in.

6. Gently stir fry zucchini and try not to break them since they are very thin and fragile.

7. After about 2 mins. Add beef back into the pan. Toss a bit with zucchini.

8. Add in cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper and mixed herbs.

Pine Seeds & Basil Lemon Spaghetti

I cooked this dish just because I have a small pack of pine seeds, lemon and also a small box  basil. 🙂

Toast pine seeds in a pan. Keep low heat. Oil will come out from pine seeds. Toast till they become brownish and the flavor comes out.

  1. Cook spaghetti and drain them.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in all the cooked spaghetti and also add in 1 tablespoon stock.
  3. Squeeze in a little lemon juice. Add in chopped basil, lemon zest and toasted pine seeds. Stir evenly.
  4. Sprinkle in cheese. Blend well.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper.


Very fresh due to lemon zest.


Black Pepper Chicken Breast Spaghetti

1. Cook spaghetti following the instruction. Drain them and set aside for later use.

2. Cut chicken breast into shreds. So are the onions and green chili.

3. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add the chicken breast in. Stir fry till the color turns while.

4. Onions and brown mushroom in. Sauté till aromatic.

5. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sweet cooking wine. And green chili. Stir fry for another min or 2.

6. Add in Spaghetti. Toss to mix well.

7. Seasons with salt and black pepper.

I also add in some oven roasted tomatoes.


Shrimp Pasta

1. Heat a pan on stove. Add in 2 tsp olive oil.

2. Sauté 2 chopped cloves of garlic till aromatic.

3. Add in peeled shrimps. Fry till red. Then dish out and set aside.

4. Add in 1 small can of tomato purée. If it’s too sticky, you can add in some pasta stock. Simmer to boil.

5. Add shrimps and pasta back to tomato sauce. Also with some chopped parsley. Season with salt and black pepper.

6. Blend well.

Serve with grated cheese.

Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea.

Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king crab we bought. Then I disassembled it into several parts.

For the central body, I took the Shell off. Then picked the meat out. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Put the meat in. Sauté a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon flour. Quickly stir. Then add in 3-4 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly and evenly to let it reduce to white sauce. Put the crab meat white sauce into the shell. Sprinkle cheese. Put into oven ( 200 degree C, 8-10 mins) or till cheese melts.

Crab legs can be divided into three parts: thigh (fat end), middle parts and thin end parts.

For the fat thigh, I used them to cook spaghetti:

Heat a piece of butter in the pan. When melted, add in crab leg. Stir fry a bit. Then add in chopped garlic. Stir till aromatic. Pour in a little white wine. Simmer a little. Season with salt and black pepper. Add in chopped parsley and cooked spaghetti. Quickly stir evenly.

For the middle crab leg parts, I roast them with garlic butter. Put a small chunk of butter in a bowl. Add in chopped garlic, a little salt and pepper. Blend well. Cut half the shell off ( or even less). Then spread garlic butter onto meat. Put into oven. 180 degree C and 20 mins.

For the thin ends, I cut them into smaller pieces. Marinate with a little cooking wine and corn starch. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Put the crab leg pieces in. Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add in chopped ginger and spring onion. Quickly stir fry. Add in a little cooking wine, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Quickly blend evenly and serve hot.

For the claws, I used them to cook light soup. Put crab claws, corn pieces, Chinese yam, mushroom, ginger shreds and spring onion pieces into a pot. Pour in 1 1/2 bowls of water. Turn to high heat. When water boils, put in salmon slices. Turn to middle heat and cook for 3 mins. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine and salt. Cook for another minute.

And that’s it. Our Christmas feast made by a king crab.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuna Zucchini Spaghetti 

It’s a healthy and quick dish to make.

1. Prepare a canned tuna. Take the fish meat out and Drain it.

2. Use a cutter to make half Zucchini into strips.

3. Heat a skillet. Add in a little olive oil.

4. Add in chopped onion and garlic. Sauté a bit.

5. Add in tuna. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

6. Add in Zucchini strips. Stir fry for another 3 mins.

7. Put in cooked spaghetti. Stir fry evenly. Sprinkle salt and black pepper. Then ready to serve.

Sausage Spaghetti 

I tried this dish in a fun way.

1. Chop sausage into medium pieces.

2. Let spaghetti poke through sausage. 6-8 spaghetti in each sausage piece.

3. Boil spaghetti & sausage in water for 10 mins or refer to the instructions. Also add in a little salt and oil in the water.

4. Take spaghetti out and drain.

5. Heat a pan on stove. Add in pasta sauce. Keep stirring till sauce becomes very condensed.

6. Put spaghetti in sauce and mix well.

Serve with parsley and grate cheese.

Homemade Meatball & Meatball Spaghetti 

For meatball:

Minced pork 300g

Egg 1

Salt  1 tsp

Black pepper powder  1/2 tsp

Small onion 1 ( chopped and pan-fried first)

Bread crumbs 40g

Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl by hand.

Then make small meatballs.

Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry meatballs till golden brown. Then take them out.

Heat the oil left in the pan. Add in chopped garlic ( 2 cloves) and sauté.

Pour in pasta sauce ( I used around 170 g). And I also added 2 tsp water. Stir well.

Add meatballs in pasta sauce. Turn to low heat and keep stirring till sauce becomes very condensed.

Put cooked spaghetti into sauce. Sprinkle some black pepper granulate and mix well.

Serve with parsley and grate cheese.

My husband loves it very much.

Seafood Spaghetti 

It’s my husband’s birthday today. I cooked him seafood spaghetti and he loved it.

I couldn’t find fresh mussel in the supermarket nearby, so I bought a pack of  frozen mixed seafood, which contains octopus and clam. I also used fresh prawns.

1. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Saute a little chopped garlic.

2. Add in octopus and clam. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

3. Add in peeled prawn. Another 2-3 mins.

4. Pour in pasta paste. I poured in half bottle, which is around 150 g. Simmer for several mins till it boils.

5. Put cooked spaghetti in the sauce and mix well.

6. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and lemon.