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Chow mein

Feb 28th, 2011 Posted in Dim Sum recipes | no comment »

chow mein

Ingredients :
700g/1.5lb wet, cooked Chinese noodles (200g/7oz dry, uncooked)
100g/3.5oz chicken meat (pork or beef)
100g/3.5oz shrimps

3 cloves garlic
3 slices ginger
½ medium sized carrot
6 pieces Chinese mushrooms
250g/9oz mustard green or spinach
4 Tbsp cooking oil
Marinating (A) :
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon soy sauce
a dash of white pepper
Marinating (B) :
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar

Seasoning for Chow mein:
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
3 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions to cook Chow mein:
Preparation to cook Fried Noodles:
1. Cook the dry noodles in briskly boiling water for about 15 minutes or according to package instructions, till it is neither hard nor too soft, take out and put in a colander and flush with running tap water. Drain dry.
2. Slice chicken meat thinly and marinate with A (Marinating) for about 20 minutes. De-shell and clean prawns and marinate with B (Marinating).
3. Soak and clean Chinese mushrooms and slice them thinly. (If you are using the water in which the mushrooms have been soaked as stock, which I do, soak the mushrooms in a weak vinegar solution for 10 minutes. Rinse a few times before the final soaking.)
4. Wash mustard green and cut them into about 5cm/2in lengths. Slice carrot into thin strips or broader slices.
5. Mix the seasoning ingredients together for sauce.

Directions to cook Fried Noodles:
1. Heat up oil in a Chinese wok. Fry the sliced Chinese mushrooms first. Then keep mushrooms to one side of the wok and put in garlic and ginger to fry for a few seconds.
2.Add in chicken meat and stir-fry till its color changes.
3. Add in the shrimps and also stir-fry till they change color. Then Mix in the mushrooms and add the carrots and mustard green to fry.
4.Pushing the contents to the sides of the wok, make a space in the center and add in the noodles.
5.Pour the seasoning sauce over and mix thoroughly. A dash of dark soy sauce may also be added to the noodles for color.
6, Continue to turn and mix. Noodles are ready when well combined.
7, enjoy.

This is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that all will enjoy. Try adding cooked, cubed pork or chicken, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, sliced almonds, or any of your favorite vegetables for versatility.

Winter melon with pork ribs soup

Feb 27th, 2011 Posted in Soup recipes | no comment »

Winter melon with pork ribs soup

Ingredients :
¼ Winter melon (about 900g)
2 LWater
400g Pork spare rib
Handful Peanut
Handful Red date (Jujube)
Salt to your taste


1.Add the water in a pot and bring to boil.
2. Add spare ribs, peanuts and red dates and boil for 30 minutes over medium heat. While spare ribs and peanuts are cooking, skin, de-seed and cut winter melon into about 1×1inch blocks.
3.Add winter melon and bring to boil.
4.Lower heat and simmer for 2 hours.
5. Add salt to your taste.
6. Serve.
Try adding other vegetables yourself, such as bamboo shoots, carrots, or silk squash.
Total time required: about 2 hours 40 minutes

Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Peanut

Feb 25th, 2011 Posted in Pork recipes | no comment »

Stir Fried Pork with Ginger and Peanut

Ingredients :

young cucumber 1
lean pork 60g
peanut 60g
ginger slices some
soy sauce & salt little

Seasoning :
cornflour little
soy sauce little
salt little

1.Wash the young cucumber, pat dry, dice.
2.Cut the pork into cubes. Marinate the pork with the seasonings. Set aside.
3.Heat oil in a wok, saute the pork cubes and ginger slices for 1 minute. Take out.
4.Saute the cucumber and peanut with the remained oil in wok. Add a little water and saute over high heat.
5.Add the fried pork, season with soy sauce and salt. Stir fry until well done. Serve.

Moo Shu Pork

Feb 2nd, 2011 Posted in Pork recipes | no comment »

Moo Shu Pork

1/2 lb. sliced pork per person
Flour tortillas
Garlic cloves
2 c. scallions, chopped
1 can hoisin sauce
Finely chopped ginger

1. Cook pork completely in 2 tablespoons oil.
2. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and shredded ginger.
3. Add hoisin sauce until mixture is coated.
4. Spoon meat and hoisin sauce into edge of flour tortilla.
5. Sprinkle chopped scallions into tortilla.
6. Roll up tortilla.
7. Pick up and eat! A small dish of hoisin sauce to dip the tortilla in is recommended.