I am sure most of us has heard of Daniel’s #CookForFamily initiative that was even featured on the Yahoo headlines sometime back. Glad to be part of the initiative, especially when Daniel mentioned that one need not be a fantastic cook to be part of this event.
As you all can see, I have been cooking lesser, baking little and struggling to find time to upkeep the blog posts amidst the busy working schedule. #CookforFamily is a very meaningful initiative that strikes on me at the right chord, bugging me that I have been neglecting my pots and pans ! And certainly the need to strive for time to prepare a home-cooked meal for the loved ones.
Yes, this event certainly motivates my lazy bug to start working in the kitchen again !
Especially when my parents gotten some really huge juicy tiger prawns from the fisherman at the sea, I decided to steam the prawns this time since they are really fresh and steaming is the way to get the most out of the sweetness of these live prawns.
After preparing this dish, I fully acknowledge why it has to be that pricey when served in restaurants. Simple ingredients as it may seem, but the time taken to clean and prepare the prawns to a presentable state is quite time consuming. That’s why I would suggest preparing the prawns in a day’s advance especially if you plan to cook them on a working weekday evening.
Example, you can clean and peel the prawns the day before, on a weekend, prepare the garlic sauce in advance and chuck them back to the chiller. Then come a Monday night, grab everything out, drop the sauce onto the prawns, fried some garlic to a nice fragrance, topped them onto the prawns with some spring onions and sent them to the steamer. By the time you finish a shower, the prawns are neatly done and all ready for your hungry tummy.
Not sure for you guys, but everytime I settle on a new dish, I will be on the tenderhooks, constantly asking for feedback, and looking out whether the dish has been wiped out. Just like a primary school kid who will be receiving the report card for his/her first time. Quite lame, but it’s really blunt anxiety.
Fortunately, I got a thumbs up even from the most food-fussy Mr Chunky. His comments were little as he was busy, very busy, slurping away the garlic sauce and indulging in the prawns. Not too bad for a come-back in the kitchen, isn’t it ? Hiaks hiaks.
In support for the #CookForFamily initiative, please hop onto the creator’s blog ~ Diary’s Food Diary, along with all the other fantastic bloggers too, for their delicious home-cooked dishes prepared with love, warmth and thoughtfulness.
Not forgetting, here’s the cool recipe if anyone is interested.
Steamed Prawns with Garlic Sauce
~recipe adapted from [煮炒酱料大公开] with modifications~
2 tbsps chopped spring onions
4 tbsps garlic sauce
Garlic sauce ingredients :
2 tsps chopped spring onion
2 tsps minced ginger
3 tbsps minced garlic
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsps cold water or stock
1 tsp rice wine
1/2 tsp white vinegar
2 tsps sesame oil
Method for preparing Garlic Sauce :
1. Combine well light soy sauce, sugar, salt and stock. 2. Add rice wine, white vinegar and sesame oil.3. Lastly, add spring onion, ginger and garlic, mix well.Method for preparing Steamed Prawns in Garlic Sauce :4. Trim prawns and cut a slit at the back. Place prawns on a steaming dish, back facing up. Drizzle over garlic sauce. Additional : I fried some minced garlic till they are fragrant and add them to the dish as well.5. Bring water in the steamer to the boil and steam prawns over high heat for 4 mins (depending on the size of your prawns, mine took a good 25 mins before they are fully cooked).6. Remove and scatter spring onion on top. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and drizzle over the steamed prawns.Some hints from the Cookbook as well:~ When steaming seafood, it is important to allow the water in the steamer to come to the boil first before placing the seafood into the steamer.
~ Fish fillet or crab may also be cooked in the same way. Just remember not to overcook any kind of seafood so that they stay tender and fresh.
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Cooked Taiwanese Style Braised Meat Pork Rice 卤肉 肉燥饭 today. Used the 小卤包 which I bought from Taiwan previously and used a mixture of diced pork collar, pork belly, minced meat and mushrooms to craft this dish. It tastes awesome ! ☺️ Ingredients:
1 slice of pork belly
2 slices of pork collar
100g minced meat
4 pc shitake mushroom, diced
Few stalks of spring onions
2 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of minced ginger
Some hard boiled eggs
1 bag/pack braised meat seasoning
500ml water Seasoning:
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp sweet soya sauce
2 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp rock sugar
Few pinches of pepper
Some cooking oil Method:
1) Grill the pork collar and belly till done and cut them into small pieces. 2) Reserve 2 tbsp cooking oil in pot and stir fry minced garlic, ginger, spring onions and mushrooms. Add in 2 tbsp water if it gets too dry. 3) Add in minced meat and stir fry till done before adding the rest of the meat. 4) Add seasoning and stir fry to mix well before adding water and the braised meat bag/pack. 5) Cook till the sauce boils and reduce to low simmer. Add in the eggs. 6) Simmer further for another 45mins - 1hour with the pot covered. Remove the braised meat bag and spring onion. Serve hot with rice to enjoy !
🍊🧧🍊Celebrating Happy人日 in advance with this auspicious CNY Reunion Takeaway Set from @souprestaurantsingapore ! Because 龙年怎么能少得了。。。🐉🦐 龙虾 🦞. 🦐All the dishes were awesome and in particular the Lobster. #真的吃到好饱好饱 🤭 🍲Available exclusively online for deliveries and self pick up, #SoupRestaurantSG CNY Reunion Takeaway Set ($428, U.P. $502.70) is good for 5 pax and comprises of following #comfortfood : 🧧<NEW>Lobster Abalone Abundance Pot 龙虾鲍鱼聚宝盆
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🧧Samsui Ginger Chicken 三水姜蓉鸡
🧧Steamed Rice with Chinese Sausage and Snow Vegetables 雪菜鸳鸯腊味饭 ⭐️ Enjoy FREE delivery with every order of the CNY Reunion Takeaway Set placed online via https://order.souprestaurant.com.sg
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Instead of the usual 炒米粉 for 初一, cooked Stir Fry Mee Tai Bak (silver needle noodles) with cabbage, carrots and mushrooms served with leftover meatballs from reunion instead. 🤤 Recipe 食谱 :
1 pack of Mee Tai Bak noodles 400-420g
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced ginger
Few slices of carrots, sliced
1/2 small cabbage, sliced
5 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp cooking oil Seasoning:
2 tbsp light soya sauce
3/4 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp sweet soya sauce (Abc sauce)
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
Pinch of pepper and salt Method:
1. Heat up cooking oil and stir fry garlics, gingers and mushrooms together. 2. Once mushrooms soften, add in cabbage and carrots and stir fry till cabbage turns soft. 3. Add in mee tai bak noodles and rest of the seasoning. Stir fry on high heat quickly till all the noodles are evenly coloured with the sauce. 4. Add in beansprouts and stir fry to mix well. Off heat and serve hot immediately to enjoy!
Cooked delicious Wonton Noodles Soup using the Shrimp Wonton from @cpfoodssg . On the side are also Air-Fried Shrimp Wontons that are crispy on the outside and juicy within, perfect as an appetiser. For this Lunar New Year, check out these popular and convenient ready-to-eat favourites from #cpfoods with on-going promotions for the festive. 🥢CP Honey Wing Sticks (New & Exclusive only at FairPrice) special offer $15.70 (U.P.$17.96)
🥢CP Fried Shrimp Wonton $4.59
🥢CP Shrimp Wonton with Sesame Sauce $6.62
🥢CP Jumbo Wonton $10.08
🥢CP Shrimp Wonton $6.62
🥢CP Signature Hot & Crisp Chicken Ribs $7.64
🥢CP Chicken Gyoza $6.62
🥢CP Pork and Chicken Gyoza with Chive $6.62 Other than CP Honey Wing Sticks, all #cpfoodssg offerings are available at all major supermarkets and online retailers.
🙆♀️These timeless classics from @bakersbrewstudio are worth every penny and calorie. Can’t really decide which is my best favourite because all 3 of these are just sooo good. No wonder they come together as the “Signature Collection”. 🎁What’s more, the cookies are housed in these lovely looking old-school mini tins which makes them even more desirable. Highlights include: 🥥Best Seller ~ Ondeh Ondeh Cookies that boasts a pandan-infused dough generously filled with the traditional gula melaka coconut fillings. Fragrant and simply irresistible. 🥜Peanut Almond Cookies ~ Packs of luscious nuttiness from the peanuts and almonds. Crisp and crumbly nutty cookies that’s really aromatic and flavourful. 🍍Pineapple Bak Kwa Cookies ~ The savoury bak kwa complements the tangy-fruity pineapple filling, introducing a smoky oomph that adds a unique and delightful twist. 🧧Satisfy all your gifting needs with Baker’s Brew Lunar New Year collection, including the :
💝Signature Collection ($88 for set of 3 tins),
💝Heritage Collection ($88 for set of 3 tins) and
💝Oriental 春 Collection ($29.80 per tin, $138 for set of 5 tins).
🌟Alternatively, customise your own selection with three tins or more and enjoy up to 10% off. 🛒Available till 9 February 2024 at Baker’s Brew physical stores and https://www.bakersbrew.com/
Cooked a quickie Luncheon Egg Fried Rice today using @goldenbridgefoodsofficial new Pork Ham Luncheon Meat that’s filled with chunks of real pork ham meat. Currently going at a promo price of 2 for $8.80, 340g (usual price $5.95 each). 🧧This Chinese New Year, #goldenbridgefoods serve to bring flavours of prosperity and auspiciousness with a series of newly launched quick-cook items that will made hosting a sumptuous Chinese New Year gathering easier and fuss-free. Other newly launched items include: 🦀Viya Frozen Crab Rolls ($16.50, 250g)
Great by deep-fried, air-fried or baked, these Halal crab rolls add delicious flavours to the CNY reunion meal with zero efforts. 🍲Golden Bridge Nanri Abalone in Brine ($18.40, 160g drained - u.p. $25.90)
These gold ingots of the sea can triple up as gifting ideas, hotpot feasting and even a sumptuous one-pot meal without burning a hole in the pocket. 🥢Golden Bridge Chicken Red Wine Pre-Sliced Waxed Sausage ($2.95)
Pre-sliced for convenience, these sausages have no nitrites and are great for stir-frying with rice, noodles or simply enjoyed as an appetiser. 🛒These new items can be purchased from https://otsi.sg/ or retailer stores such as NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Prime supermarket stores and HaiDiLao restaurants.
Made Kueh Bangkit because of cravings ! #想吃什么自己做 I like my own Kueh Bangkit as they are not too soft or hard and has a good fragrance. Can make a huge batch of these with just a fraction of the cost sold outside. ☺️ Recipe from the blog : https://eatwhattonight.com/2016/01/kuih-bangkit/
Prelude to CNY Cooking. Made a mini version of a Superior Abalone Pot 鲍鱼一品锅 using Braised Abalone from @fortunerecipes @hosensingapore over the weekend. Lined the base of the pot with lots of long cabbage in a soup base that’s seasoned with the Abalone Brine and topped with other ingredients such as Roast Pork, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Shrimps and Scallops. Fortune brand Abalone and products are available for purchase in major supermarkets, as well as Shopee, Lazada & Qoo10 at special discounts for CNY currently. Get a FREE Fortune Yusheng Plate with minimum $38 spend in selected supermarkets ! *Fully redeemed on Redmart and Shopee Supermarket. Also do mark down ur calendar for their Annual CNY Warehouse Sale that will begin from tomorrow 17 Jan - 7 Feb 2024, 9am to 6pm daily at 267 Pandan Loop Singapore 128439 !