Thursday, October 17, 2019

Steamed Cabbage Pork Bun

For the dough
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups to 1 cup warm milk
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar

Dash of white pepper
12 oz pork, not too lean
1 tsp minced ginger
2 stalks of green onions
some cabbage leaves
2 boiled eggs, cut into quarters

1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp chinese rice cooking wine
2 tsp corn starch
2 tbsp sesame oil
some water for stirring

Bamboo leaves or parchment paper

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pan Fried Halibut Steak with Tomatoes

1 halibut steak
2 tomatoes - cut into quarters
2 slices of ginger - julienned
2 cloves garlic - chopped
half small onion - peeled and cut into thin slices
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp cooking oil

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Baked Claypot Chicken and Pumpkin

A very tasty and healthy claypot dish that Hub often cook!

2 leg quarters
2 chicken wings
1/4 pumpkin = seeds removed and cut into cubes
1/2 small onion - peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic - mashed
2 slices ginger
salt and pepper to taste

Rice Cooker Pork Rib with Pumpkin Rice

Recipe adapted from here
3/4 lb pork ribs - cut into small pieces
1/2 cup cubed pumpkin
2 tablespoons oil 
3 dried mushrooms, washed, soaked, drained, and cut into thin slices
2 slices ginger, chopped 
3 cloves garlic, chopped 
1/2 teaspoon sugar 
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1/2 cup water 
1 cup uncooked rice
Water (use the amount appropriate to the type of rice you’re using and your rice cooker’s instructions) 
1 teaspoon salt 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Claypot Fish with Zucchini and Spicy Korean Bean Paste

1 lb halibut fish meat
1/4 portion of a large zucchini - peeled and cut into 2 inch length
2 tbsp spicy korean bean paste
2 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic - chopped
8 fried tofu puff
1 stalk of green onion - ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch length 
salt and pepper to taste

Braised Pork Rib with Zucchini

Beautiful home grown zucchini which are organic, large and sweet.  Good to have a very nice neighbour who shared her bounty with us!

1 lb pork ribs - cleaned
a section of a large zucchini - peeled, pith and seeds removed and cut into 2 inch length
few slices ginger
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tbsp cooking oil
water as needed

Claypot Curry Fish with Vegetables

halibut fish meat - cleaned and cut into large pieces
handful of french beans - ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch length
some cabbage - cut into pieces
1 eggplant - ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch length
8 pieces of fried beancurd puff
3 tbsp thai red curry paste
1 tbsp curry powder 
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp homemade sambal belachan
half onion - peeled and chopped
2 shallots - peeled and sliced
3 cloves garlic - chopped
1 large tomato - cut into slices 
coconut milk
cooking oil

Friday, September 27, 2019

Stir Fried Chicken Slices with Glutinous Rice Wine

1 large piece of chicken breast - sliced 
1 knob ginger - peeled and julienned
dash of sesame oil
1/3 cup glutinous rice wine
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 stalk green onion - ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch length
1 tbsp cooking oil

Stir Fried French Bean with Sambal Ikan Bilis

1 bunch of french beans - ends trimmed and cut into 2 cm length
sambal ikan bilis
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of cooking oil

French Bean Omelette

1 bunch of french bean - ends trimmed and sliced into 2 cm length
3 eggs - lightly beaten with 1 tbsp soy sauce and dash of pepper
2 tbsp dried shrimp skin
3 cloves garlic - peeled and minced
1 to 2 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste

Claypot Fish Head Soup

Very delicious claypot fish soup prepared by the hub.  A comforting hometown dish especially in the fall season, a soup that nourishes the body and the soul! Halibut collar was used but it tasted just as good as fish head. The natural milky taste of the soup and the tender fish meat of the halibut paired so well!

 What is this white mass floating on the watercress?
                                                   It is a pretty white duck!
                            Beautiful spring lake where we collected our spring water.

1 halibut fish collar - cleaned and cut into large pieces
half medium yam - peeled and cut into pieces
white pepper
vegetable oil

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Grilled Whole Rainbow Trout

This rainbow trout was really fresh!
1 fresh rainbow trout - cleaned and gutted
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

Chewy Sweet Potato Balls

1 medium sized sweet potato - peeled
tapioca starch
water for kneading
3 cups water
2 tbsp quinoa
8 red dates
2 slices ginger
sugar to taste