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Fish & Shells

Simple Steamed Whole Fish with Tomato and Tofu (蕃茄豆腐清蒸鱼)

“Simple Chinese Steamed Fish to be prepared at home in a flash of time”

Steamed fish is always the best diet for health and diet conscious diners which include, me. :)

Nothing really special for this steamed fish, but I had excessive tomatoes to go along with it. Healthier and more complete as 1-dish meal. The tomatoes also added zesty flavor to my steamed fish and made this fish dish taste more refreshing in a more natural way.

For choice of whole fish, choose sea watered Sea Bass instead of fish from fresh water, to avoid any chance of muddy taste in it. Or, choose any other whole white fleshed fish. Remember, it has to be real fresh! read more

Pan-Roasted Prawns (干燒明蝦)

“Sometimes you just need to fix a quick, yet, luscious, dinner meal for the family..”

Go into just about any restaurants of all cuisines, you are sure to find prawns on the menu. But ordering of seafood, especially prawns (large shrimps) dishes, also mean to lighten your wallet before leaving the reataurant. How about cooking up a ‘restaurant-style’ seafood dish for the family? :)

This is simple to fix and deliciuos to taste large prawns dish, especially if you like the prawns to be packed with robust flavour with mild spiciness in it. Even though the prawns are to be served dry without any gravy, you may actually serve the dish with some cut limes, for squeezing its juice over the prawns upon tucking in, for more zesty flavour. Just to be reminded that with or without the lime, the prawns are juicy and moist enough to taste as it is pan-roasted (in Chinese, we called it 干燒 ‘Gan Shao’, which means dry-roast) where the prawns will be roasted and crisped on the shell, but tender and moist interiorly. read more

Homemade Lemon Fish

“Delicious lemon fish cooked from scratch, with my homemade lemon sauce.”

Suddenly had this craving for sweet and sourish flavoured dish for dinner. I missed lemon fish, but find that the lemon fish from outside stores was tasted too sweet. So, I yearned to cook my own lemon fish! To curb my craving for it. A very satisfying one, I had it, for my family who loved this dish as well.

Lemon fish is an adaption of the popular Asian style lemon chicken. Cooking lemon fish dish is not a difficult chore. We can always get instant lemon sauce packets off the shelves, but it won’t really save your bucks by using these pre packs. read more

Simple Stir-Fried Clams

“Simple way to stir fry, even with the most basic ingredients in your refrigerator, you may easily turn fresh clams into delicious dish in a flash!”

Found these fresh large clams which comes in thin shells instead of usual thick shells type. This flower-patterned thin shelled clam is not as common to be found in Singapore market than in Malaysia, especially such large ones. Hence, I had to just grab some even though I had no clue how to deal with these shells.

Till the very last minute, I was still not inspired how to cook it, and due to lack of other ingredients to spice up my cooking for this, I decided to simply stir fry with ginger and bird eye chili which found in my refrigerator. Well, it turned out good! read more

Hong Kong Style Steamed Cod Fish (港蒸鳕鱼)

“Easy making, healthy & super delicious steamed Cod for the family”

A subtly flavorful sauce makes a delicate companion to the Cod. It’s simply easy and hassle free to prepare such healthy and delicious steamed fish dish.

This steamed Cod fish steak tasted so fresh, tender and smooth with a hint of natural milky flavour in the palate. We loved it alot.

This Cod dish does not need excessive seasoning or garnishing. I topped some crisped fried ginger, and you may embellish further with some red chili jullienes and corriander for colorful presentation. read more

Crispy Cornflake Prawn Fritters

“Creates the real flavour out of its simplicity”

Using cornflakes to coat prawn fritters makes the dish special and imaginably delicious. The cornflakes crust created a much more crispy texture and aromatic flavor in the palate than the flour or bread crumbs coating.

I learned this delicious cornflake prawn fritters dish from an adaption of recipe in a small fast food recipe book complimentary with the purchase of a lifestyle magazine.

My family loved this version of deep fried prawn fritters so much. This recipe was indeed sugaring our meal last evening. The whole dish with servings for 4 was mopped up by just 3 of us in the end of the dinner. read more