Sunday, March 9, 2014
Golden Stuffed Prawns Mushrooms
My boss gave me a lot of prawns and I made this with some of them.
My family gave me at thumbs up. Yipee!
You don't have to wait for big occasion to make this dish because
with the availability of those ingredients all year round,
you can make it anytime of the day for lunch or dinner.
One small size of carrot (wash, clean, peel and chop finely)
15 Big Size Prawns (shelled, wash and mince finely. I use food processor)
12 Dried Big Mushrooms (soak with water until soften and squeeze out the water)
1/2 tablespoon of corn flour.
1 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
Mix the prawns paste with chopped carrot and season with salt and pepper
and mix thoroughly or until the paste became gooey.
Flour the back of the mushroom with corn flour and
stuffed the mushroom with the prawns paste.
Round the top with spoon.
Arrange on the plate and steam for 10 minutes or until done.
While waiting for the stuffed mushrooms to be steamed.
Boil the broccoli with salt water until cooked.
When the broccoli is cooked, arrange nicely with the cooked stuffed mushrooms.
To make the sauce, heat up the wok with 1 cup of stock or water,
4 tablespoons of oyster sauce cooking and thicken with corn flour and
pour onto the serving plate.
Now you have a yummy, delicious, mouth watering home cook dish.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Stewed Pork With Rice Vermicelli
Yesterday, there were about 15 of my husband friends who came to our house
for a late Chinese New Year celebration. It's a yearly affair.
Usually, it would be earlier but this year, time was not on our side so
we scheduled it to yesterday night. Cooked this for them and one of my husband's
friend wife cooked other fried foods. All of those men are big eaters and
also drinkers. They came around 7.30 pm and left our house
the next day around 5.00 am. I cannot tahan (stand) my sleepiness
and went to sleep at around 3.30 am and woke up around 10.00 am
to clean up the whole house. My husband also wake up early to help me out.
We all had good laugh, company, food, drinks and playing cards.
Well, Chinese New Year with food and drinks but without playing cards
won't be called Chinese New Year..... :)
I don't play cards and drink hard liquor but it is quite interesting and exciting to watch
them do it. All of us had fun and will meet again next year.
2 cans(383 g) Stewed Pork Sliced.
250 g Choy Sum Vegetable (wash, drain and cut into desired length).
*1 pack (400 g) Rice Vermicelli (soak for less than 10 minutes).
*Note : Do not soak for too long, if not your fried Rice Vermicelli will
break in pieces like the top photo. I prefer the Rice Vermicelli
not to break into pieces. The choice is yours.
Sauce (mix well combined) :-
1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce / 2 tablespoons Soya Sauce /
2 tablespoons Dark Sauce / 1 tablespoon Chinese Wine /
2 teaspoons Pepper.
Some minced Garlic.
Open up the two cans of Stewed Pork Sliced and pour all into a bowl.
Heat up the wok with 3/4 tablespoon of cooking oil and stir fry
the garlic until slightly brown.
Add in all the Stewed Pork and cook for 3 minutes and keep one
side the Stewed Pork except for the sauce from the Stewed Pork.
Pour in two chinese rice bowls of water and cook untul bubble surface.
Add in the Rice Vermicelli and cook until soft.
During half way cooking, I pour in another two bowls of water
because the sauce is drying up.
Once you pour in the 2nd batch of 2 bowls of water,
add in the Choy Sum Vegetable.
Once the Choy Sum is cooked.
Add in the mixed sauces and mix until well combined.
Lastly, add in the Stewed Pork.
Mix until well combined. You noticed that the stewed pork is
quite big in pieces. You just use your spatula and cut it into smaller
pieces while you are cooking.
Note : While you are cooking, just adjust the fire to circumstances.
My fire is from high to medium and medium to high.
My family said it is flavourful.
In fact, I cook double for this dish because I know our friends will
love to eat it. At the end, nothing was left behind.
Action said a thousand words.
See my smiling face :)
Friday, February 14, 2014
Vegetarian Glutinous Rice With Mushroom
Today is the last day of Chinese New Year
and also celebration of Valentine Day.
Would like to post this snack before the end of CNY.
I cooked this dish on the 1st day of CNY because
all eight of my sisters in law refrained themselves from eating meat on the
1st day of Chinese New Year. Your eyes must be wide open by now
upon reading "eight sisters in law". Yeap, my mother in law has
nine children and my husband is 5th.
This snack was finished within 10 minutes and I should have made
more because some did not have the chance to eat it because all
those brothers in law including nieces, nephews and their children
(grand nieces and grand nephews) are also eating it.
This recipe was given by my dear colleague, Stephanie Chua and
I have amended some of the ingredients.
400g Glutinous Rice (soak overnight, more than 8 hours) and then
wash it until the water clear.
12 pieces of Dried Chinese Mushrooms (soak until soft and squeeze
out the water and cut into desired sizes).
Mix the cleaned Glutinous Rice with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and
steamed for 20 minutes in high fire. Take out quickly and fluff the
glutinous rice and steam again until the glutinous rice is cooked.
Once cooked, take it out from the fire, fluff it and leave at one side.
Note : No need to put water with the glutinous rice when you are steaming it.
Heat up the wok with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and add in the
cut Chinese Mushroom and stir fry for 2 minutes and add in the
1 tablespoon of Vegetarian Oyster Sauce.
Mix until done and leave at one side.
Add into the wok, the cooked steamed glutinous rice and
fry for one minutes in medium fire.
Add in 1 tablespoon Dark Soya Sauce,
1 tablespoon Soya Sauce, 1 tablespoon Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
and 1 teaspoon Pepper and mix until well combined. Season to taste.
Note : Mix sure the sauce are mix thoroughly before adding into
the glutinous rice.
Add in the cooked Chinese Mushrooms.
Mix until well combined.
Vegetarian Glutinous Rice With Mushroom.
Hope you, your family and friends have a great Chinese New Year
and may this Year of the Horse brings you, your family and friends
a joyful, successful, prosperous and healthy year.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Dried Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yesterday evening, I saw this recipe from Alvin's blog,
and without any delay, I make it this afternoon for
my mother who is a vegetarian. It is delicious, soft and buttery.
I have changed some of the ingredients since I don't have it.
Thanks to Alvin's wife for sharing this recipe.
*Red colour is my modification.
70g Dried Blueberry (Dried Cranberry)
1/2 tsp Salt
50g Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)
50g White Chocolate Chips (Twin Chocolate Chips)
The Cranberry above is not that clear, so I took this photo.
Add in the Butter and Powdered Sugar.
Cream until soft and combined well.
Add in the Flour and Salt.
Mix well with spatula until smooth dough forms.
Lastly, add in the Cranberry and Twin Chocolate Chip.
It is easier to handle the dough if we chill it.
Roll out to thickness of 10mm and cut with pastry cookies cutter.
Bake around 15 - 20 minutes at 180 Degree Celsius.
Place into container once cool.
Do you want to bake now?
While baking, my daughter already had a few pieces.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Stir Fried Asparagus with Prawns
Cooking Asparagus ourselves is more economical
compared to eating in the restaurant plus the quantity is more.
This handful of Asparagus cost us only RM15 plus Prawns RM5.
Total cost is RM20....if we eat outside it will be more expensive and
the quantity is also less.
One handful of Asparagus (cut off the end hard part, wash and clean)
14 pieces of Prawns (clean and peel off the shell)
4 cloves of chopped garlic
Get ready the ingredients.
Heat up one tablespoon of cooking oil and stir fry the prawns until
slightly cook and dish out.
Heat up 1 1/2 tablespoons of cooking oil and stir fry the garlic
until slightly brown.
Add in the Asparagus and stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add in 1/4 cup of water and stir fry until cook.
Lastly, add in the prawns and season with salt and pepper and dish out.
Voila...one delicious dish.
Taking this opportunity to wish all Chinese
A Very Happy Chinese New Year
About Desirable Recipes
I created Desirable Recipes to help first-timers to cook and bake because it's so simple! Here, you can find different recipes for your liking. Remember this, don't be afraid to try a few times to achieve perfection if you failed the first time. Happy cooking & baking!
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I'm a working mother and I've always loved to cook and bake. When I was young, my mother doesn't allow me to enter the kitchen because she doesn't want my brother and I to mess up the kitchen. My family helps in the food tasting and they're like my own guinea pigs. I learned to cook when I had my children and the process was always a trial-and-error thing. Till now, I'm still learning and I hope to share this with you too =)
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