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Showing posts with label main course. Show all posts
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Vietnamese Summer Rolls/ Cách Làm Gỏi Cuốn/ 越式色拉卷的做法



Ingredients


  • Rice Paper (Bánh Tráng)
  • Lettuce
  • Cooked Chicken Breast/ Fried Tofu/ Seitan (all sliced)
  • Cooked Shrimps (peeled and deveined, optional)
  • Rice Noodles (cooked)
  • Asian Mint Leafs (rinsed)
  • Coriander (rinsed)
  • Soy Bean Sprouts (rinsed)
Dipping Sauce



Preparation


  1. Quickly a bit of water over your rice paper and place on a dish to dry.
  2. Take a piece of lettuce and place it onto the bottom of the rice paper.
  3. Add rice noodles, chicken, soy sprouts and coriander/mind on top.
  4. Start rolling from bottom to top, until the bottom edge of the rice paper hits the middle.
  5. Fold the sides of the rice paper towards the middle and roll for another cm/ 0.5 inch.
  6. Place some shrimps between the roll and the remaining rice paper, then continue rolling.
  7. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used up.
  8. Serve with the dipping sauce and the peanuts each in different bowls, as some of your guests might be allergic to peanuts.
  9. Dip the rolls into the Hoisin Sauce enrichened with chrushed peanuts and chili rings and enjoy!



For more instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vietnamese Stir-Fried Turnip Cabbage with Eggs/ Cách Làm Su Hào (Xu Hào) Xào Với Trứng Gà/ 越式苤藍炒蛋的做法



Ingredients for 1 serving


  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 head Cabbage Turnip 
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce (for the Cabbage Turnip)
  • 1 Egg
  • Pepper to taste

  1. Peel and cut off the ends of the cabbage turnip.
  2. Use a knife or a mandolin to julienne the cabbage turnip.
  3. Crack an egg into a bowl, add some fish sauce and pepper and beat until combined.
  4. In a skillet, heat up some cooking oil over high and sautée the garlic until fragrant.
  5. Add the cabbage turnip and the fish sauce and saute until the cabbage turnip softens a bit down.
  6. Pour the egg over the cabbage turnip and stir-fry until the egg is evenly covering the cabbage turnip sticks and done.


For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!




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Friday, August 29, 2014

Asian Inspired Vegan/Vegetarian Fried Noodles/ Mì Xào Tàu Hũ / 素菜炒麵的做法



Ingredients for 2 servings


  • 1 Egg (optional for vegans)
  • 1 Stalk Spring Onion, cut into fine rings (optional)
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced (optional)
  • 1 clove of Garlic, minced
  • Chili Peppers (optional, to taste)
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled & ends cut off
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz Soy Sprouts
  • 1/2 tbs 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine/dry sherry (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 1/2 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 125 g/ 5.3 oz Noodles (uncooked)



  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz firm Tofu (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil



  1. Rinse the tofu and the soy sprouts under running water.
  2. Cut tofu into slices and dry each with a paper towel, cut into strips the size/thickness of your ring finger.
  3. Heat up cooking oil in a skillet, fry the tofu strips over medium heat until golden and crispy.
  4. Pour the grease into a small bowl, leaving a bit in the skillet to make a flat omelette. Transfer the omelette to a plate for later use.
  5. The hotness from the chili can be reduced by removing the chili seeds. Add the chili to the soy sauce to infuse it with spiciness. Discard the peppers before you use the soy sauce for the noodles.
  6. Julienne the omelette and the carrots.
  7. Bring some water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package instructions.
  8. Drain noodles, quench them under running water, then let them dry.
  9. Heat up the saved oil in a skillet over high. 
  10. Once the oil is hot, add ginger, garlic and chili peppers.
  11. When the garlic is fragrant, add the carrot sticks. Tossing them in the oil helps your body absorb their nutrients more efficiently.
  12. Add tofu and rice wine,then the noodles, soy sauce and the sesame oil. mix well.
  13. Lastly, add the soy sprouts and the spring onions. 



For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!




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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chinese Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes/ 番茄炒蛋/ Trứng Chiên Với Cà Chua Kiểu Trung Hoa



Ingredients for 1 serving


  • 2 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 2 tsp Sugar

  1. Wash tomatoes under running water, remove the stem and cut into wedges.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl and beat to combine egg whites and egg yolks.
  3. In a skillet heat up some cooking oil over medium-high.
  4. Fry the eggs until they're 80% done, then push them to the side of your skillet.
  5. Give the tomatoes to the skillet and sprinkle the salt on top so they release their juice.
  6. Once the tomatoes have softened down add the sugar and mix everything well, infusing the eggs with the tangy tomato juice flavour.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Chinese Dumpling Recipe/Pot Stickers/ 餃子の作り方Gyoza/ 饺子的做法 Jiaozi/ 锅贴的做法 Guotie/ 만두 레시피 Mandu/ Cách Làm Cảo Tử


Ingredients for the filling


  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz Minced meat (pork preferred)
  • 4 Shiitake Mushrooms (minced/diced)
  • 1 bunch of spring onion
  • 1 tbs 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine (or Dry Sherry)
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 pinches Salt 
  • 1.5- 2 tbs Oyster Sauce
Ingredients for 饺子皮 Jiǎozi Pí/ dumpling wrappers

  • 200 g/ 7 oz +4 Tbs of plain all purpose Flour
  • 150 ml/ 10 tbs Water

  1. Soak the shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 15 mins before you start cooking.
  2. Wash and cut spring onions into fine rings.
  3. Peel and mince the ginger.
  4. Cut off mushrooms' stems, then mince the mushrooms.
  5. Combine the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
  6. Pour the water little by little to the flour while kneading. The amount of water varies to your kitchen's temperature and humidity. If you added too little water, just add a little bit more, if you added to much, balance it out with a bit more flour, you can't really ruin the dough.
  7. Knead for 15 - 20 mins until the dough gets a smooth surface.
  8. Roll the dough out with a thickness of 2mm/ 1/10".
  9. Use a mug to stence out perfectly round circles.
  10. Put 1,5 tsp worth of filling into the middle of a wrapper fold it to a dumpling. (Please see my video for the folding technique)
  11. For 水饺 Shuijiao boil the dumplings in boiling water for 5 mins or until the meat is done.
  12. For 锅贴 Guotie fry the bottoms with 2 - 3 tbs of cooking oil until halfway golden.
  13. Add some water to the pot/pan to create some steam and put a lid onto the pan. The water should reach up to 1/3 of the dumplings' height. 
  14. Occasionally move the pot stickers with your spatula to prevent them burning onto the pan. 
  15. When the water has evaporated, continue to fry until the bottoms are golden and crispy. Serve with bottoms up.
The dumplings can be enjoyed as is or with a mix of soy sauce, Chinese vinegar and chili oil.


For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Vietnamese Caramelised Pork | Thịt ram | 越式焦糖猪肉




Course type: Main course

Ingredients for 2 servings


  • 2 tsp minced Garlic
  • 200g / 7 oz. Lean Meat
  • 1 tbs Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbs Sugar
  • Water


Preparation

  1. Cut meat into pieces of 3x3x2 finger segments.
  2. Sautée garlic in oil until fragrant and fry the meat on all sides until golden and firm.
  3. Add sugar and fish sauce, let it caramelise.
  4. Add 4 tbs of water, let it reduce to a thick sauce, then repeat until meat is tender.
  5. Cut the meat into thin slices and transfer to a serving plate.




For more instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chili Fish Recipe - Cách Làm Cá Ướp Sả Và Ớt/ 越式香茅辣香魚的做法


Ingredients for 2-3 servings:


  • 500g Fish Filet (i.e. Pangasius Fillets)
  • 1 stalk Lemon Grass (minced)
  • 2 Chilli Peppers (or according to taste)
  • Salt

  1. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel.
  2. Salt the fillets on both sides with three pinches of salt on each side.
  3. Mince the chili peppers. To reduce the spiciness you can discard the chili seeds.
  4. Mix minced lemongrass and minced chili and rub onto both sides of each fillet.
  5. In a skillet, heat up some oil and fry the fillets until golden.

For more detailed instructions, please see my YouTube video recipe.




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Monday, August 4, 2014

Vietnamese Savoury Crêpes/Pancakes/ Cách Làm Bánh Xèo/ 越式煎餅的做法


Ingredients for about 2 servings


  • 350g pork meat
  • 2 cups of peeled & deveined shrimps (optional)
  • 2 onions 
  • 3 stalks of spring onions (cut into rings)
  • 4 cups soy sprouts
  • coriander (optional)


Preparation


  1. Mix turmeric with rice flour, then add spring onions rings, coconut milk and water. Stir to combine.
  2. In a skillet heat up a generous amount of oil over medium.
  3. Sautée the onions until fragrant, then add the meat and the shrimps. Stir-fry until done.
  4. Add about 75ml/ 5 tbs of batter into the pan and place as many mung bean sprouts as you like on top. Cover with a lid.
  5. Fry until the bottom is crispy, then fold into half and transfer to a serving plate. The crêpe can be garnished with coriander or Asian mint leafs and remember to serve this with a Fish Sauce Dip or a Hoisin Dip



For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!




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