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Fish & Shells

“Dong Quai” Prawn

“Prawns in simple & quick cooking tonic Dong Quai soup, cook this during rainy or cold night, hearty and healthy.”

Dong Quai (“Dang Gui“, in Mandarin), or its Medical name, Angelica Sinensis, has a unique pleasant sweet taste. This Chinese herb is also known as female ginseng. However, it could be taking by the whole family, including my little boy. :)

Serves 4-5
500g of medium sized whole prawns, trimmed
5-6 thin slices of Dong Quai (当归片)
1 tablespoon of Hua Diao rice wine
1 teaspoon of wolfberries
1 thick slice of ginger, peeled
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of brown sugar

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Teow Chew Style Fish Head Steamboat (潮州鱼头炉)

“Cook whatever you like even the famous local delicacies you have been enjoying only dining out!”

Hubby was craving for 鱼头炉 (“Yu Tou Lu” popular local Chinese soup dish, fish head pot), but we weren’t out to our favorite stalls for this. He was not feeling too well to go out for dinner after work.

Not to disappoint him, I was happy to cook it at home. Taste was 80% alike outside stalls, as my soup wasn’t as ‘sweet’ as those since no msg added, but homemade pot had the most abundance of ingredients. That’s we called homemade…

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Stew Mussels In Light Red Wine Sauce

“Light soupy mussel stew, delicious and healthy”

Not many people like mussel, but this shellfish is very nutritious and low in calorie, in fact.

I liked my mussels to be stirred fried with strong chili and spices usually, but this time, I cooked it light in stew. More on a western style, but I considered it a fusion dish instead. I had it with chili Padi as well. Ha.

Anyway, this recipe yields light soupy dish. The overall flavor was subtle that you almost taste the natural flavor of the mussel flesh as though it’s steamed. So, you should eat the mussel together with its flavorful red wine soup sauce.

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Apple Salmon Soup

“A soup with natural sweetness that your child would not reject.”

This soup is more for your toddler, but of course, you may cook this for yourself and the other adults, too, if you do not mind sweet tasting soup for lunch.

Yes, I cooked this for my son’s lunch meal. Son doesn’t eat much at lunch since he always on full breakfast. He likes soup, he likes fish, he likes apple. So this is the perfect soup meal for him. Healthy, balanced, natural sweetness, yet, flavorsome. Son finished whole big bowl of soup including the fish and apples as well as other ingredients in it.

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Garlic Prawns on Toast Recipe

“Spanish appetizer with a twist of Asian flavour that whets your appetite”

Just to share the recipe here.. I still do not have time to re-produce this at home yet, but am happy to share the recipe with you first.

Try this at home and do let me know your successful outcome!

20 pieces of Tiger prawns, shelled with tail remained intact
Rye bread (or bread of your choice), slightly toasted

20 gram of fresh Rosemary (about 1 sprig)
10 gram Kaffir lime leaf (about 2 -3 leaves)
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
1 tablespoon of thinly sliced red chili
1 cup of (drinking) white wine
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 small cube of butter
Pinch of salt and pepper

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Steamed Cod Fish with Wolfberry & Ginger

“Cod Fish is especially great to be taken during confinement, if you are breastfeeding your infant. For great taste, for reduced caloric burden, for more milk supply…. for more DHA! “

As what I’ve captioned above, I personally loved to eat Cod fish during my confinemen month, for the same reasons. I had it almost every other day. I loved Cod fish for its non-fishy scent, milky flavour and silky smooth and soft texture mingling in my palate.

Yes, need not to marinate or season the Cod in advance, if you have gotten the fresh portion. Don’t even need to wash with salted or vinegared water, simply rinse it with tap water, you may cook the Cod straight with the simplest method!

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