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Showing posts with label vietnamese food. Show all posts
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Fiery Lemongrass Seitan (Wheat Gluten)| Mì Căn Xào Xả Ớt Chay| 越式香辣檸檬草炒麵筋



Servings: 3
Type of course: Main course


Ingredients


  • 500g/ 17.5 oz Seitan/Wheat Gluten
  • 1 stem Lemongrass (chopped)
  • 3 Chili Peppers (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbs Sugar

Preparation

  1. Cut the wheat gluten into bite sized pieces.
  2. Chop lemongrass and chilipeppers, mix in a bowl with the seitan.
  3. Heat up one or two teaspoons of oil in a skillet, stir-fry seitan for two minutes over medium-high.
  4. Add soy sauce and sugar, stir to combine.
  5. Stir-fry for another two minutes and transfer to a serving plate.



For more instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vietnamese Stuffed Tofu in Tomato Sauce Recipe/ Đậu Hũ Dồn Thịt Sốt Cà/ 越式肉餡豆腐



Ingredients for the tofu burger


  • 650 g Tofu
  • 250 g Minced Meat 
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
Ingredients for the Tomato Sauce


  • 500 ml/ 2 cups Sieved Tomatoes
  • 3/4 of a tsp Salt
  • 3,5 tsp Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 Diced Tomatoes (optional, for color)
  • 1/2 tbs oil for frying

  1. Mix the garlic with the other ingredients and set aside.
  2. In  a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  3. Cut the tofu into slices, you can get 3 to 4 slices out of one tofu block, depending on its width.
  4. Divide the filling into the amount of tofu slice pairs and sandwich them with the filling in between.
  5. Heat up the oil over high.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium when the oil is hot enough and fry the first side of the tofu sandwich for 6 minutes until golden.
  7. Flip the tofu sandwich over and repeat on the other side for 3 - 4 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat down to low, add the sauce and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube video recipe!




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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

VietnameseEmergency Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe - Cách Làm Cải Ngọt Xào/ 越式炒菜心的做法


Ingredients for 3 servings


  • 800 g/ 1.8 lbs Flowering Chinese leaf cabbage (Cải ngọt non  in Vietnamese, 菜心 Cài xīn in Mandarin)
  • 1 handful Shiitake mMushrooms
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1-2 tbs of Fish Sauce

  1. Soak shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Rinse leaf cabbage.
  3. Peel and chop garlic.
  4. Cut cabbage into the size of your pinkie finger, separate stems an leafs.
  5. Cut off the mushroom's stems.
  6. Heat up some oil in a skillet, fry garlic until golden.
  7. Add cabbage stems and a bit of water to cook.
  8. Add leafs and sautée until more compact.
  9. Add fish sauce and continue to sautée for another minute.

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




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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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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vietnamese Tomato Soup Recipe - Cách Làm Canh Cà/ 越式番茄湯的做法


Ingredients for 3-4 servings:


  • 1,5 Litres/ 6 cups Water
  • 6 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 200g/ 0.5 lb Minced Meat
  • 50 ml/ 3 1/4 tbs Fish Sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1tsp tamarind (optional)

  1. Add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of pepper to minced meat, mix well.
  2. Rinse tomatoes, cut into wedges.
  3. Heat up 1 or 2 tbs of oil in a pan, add the garlic and fry until fragrant.
  4. Add minced meat and stir-fry until golden.
  5. Add water, skim off the foam.
  6. Use some of the hot water do dissilve the tamarind in a separate bowl.
  7. Add tamarind juice back to the pan.
  8. Add the tomato wedges and fish sauce to the pan.
  9. Cook until tomatos are done.

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




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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Vietnamese Caramelized Prawns and Chicken Recipe - Cách Làm Tôm Rim/ 越式焦糖蝦的做法


Ingredients for 4-6 servings:
  • 500 g/ 1.1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 500 g/ 1.1 lb King prawn
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 5 tbs Sugar
  • 5 tbs Fish Sauce
  • Spring Onion (optional)
You can change the chicken-prawn ratio to your liking, just try to keep the end up with 1kg/ 2.2 lbs in the end. 

  1. Devein and wash prawns.
  2. Wash and dice chicken breasts.
  3. Grate or chop up the garlic.
  4. Heat up some oil over high.
  5. Sautée the garlic until golden brown.
  6. Add chicken dices, fry golden on two sides.
  7. Add sugar and fish sauce, let them caramelise.
  8. Add prawns and stir-fry until done.
For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!




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