“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”
Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!
Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own.
Instead of the usual dipping sauce of chili Padi in light soy sauce, I think this special mixed sauce goes even better with the grilled or pan fried fish.
Less salty with a tinge of sweetness, it gives the barely seasoned fish meat a full flavor by just dipping it into this refreshing sweet spicy sauce. Yes, you do not need to add extra seasoning to marinate the fish to make your grilled fish meal a delicious hit. With the dipping sauce.
Dipping sauce specially made for grilled or pan fried fish dish. At home or for your barbecue party
3-4 chili Padi (Bird Eyes Chili), cut
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon f lime juice (freshly squeezed from 1 small lime)
1 teaspoon of sugar Pinch of Italian herbs
3-4 whole small fishes (Kampong fish or Yellowtail Scad)
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of oil
Make 2-3 slits on both sides of the fish.
Heat frying pan with oil over medium-low Fire.
Grill fish until both sides are browned.
Mix all ingredients (A) in a saucer/ small bowl.
Stir and grin sugar until dissolve.
Serve with grilled fish.
Tips: Adjust amount of sugar for more or less, as desired taste.
* It's ok if you do not have Italian herbs at home, add chopped parsley instead. I preferred Italian herbs as it dedicates a more comprehensive flavour to my sauce. :)
“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.
I was still in the new year mood, having a new resolution of gastronomy, I started exploring in different kind of cuisine. Yesterday, I had an urge for cooking Japanese food for the next dinner, which was today’s. So, I went to NTUC Fairprice Finest to get the necessary ingredients as this store is located not far from my place and it has quite comprehensive selections of Japanese food ingredients and condiments, made of both locals and direct import from Japan.. Yeah, I wanted to make a Japanese cuisine for dinner for my loved ones!
“Eating vegetarian meal can be so interestingly delicious!”
Yesterday, 19th of Lunar September, the day of Guan Yin’s (in Sanskrit words: Avalokiteshvara; Chinese words: 观音) Renunciation, considered an auspicious day for Buddhist.
For me, I prohibited myself from ‘killing’ lives, means meatless diets for the day. It became my another day of vegetarian cooking.
It’s not difficult to trick our taste bud with some mock meat, and have it cooked in a way mimicking the taste of the ‘real stuff’ as close as possible. In fact, it’s very convenient to eat vegetarian dishes and taste or look like the real meat, nowadays, as there are so many artificial/ mock meat and seafood for vegetarian diets sold commercially out there in the market. In Singapore, not only vegetarian shops are selling these raw/ uncooked mock meat and seafood, even supermarkets are selling them, too. Mock meat and mock seafood are mainly made of flour, soy and/ or gluten. Some of these mock meat/ seafood items are made to look and taste almost the same as the real meat.
‘Simple French recipe helps to create your perfect breakfast meal!”
Hollandaise sauce is a French sauce, and it’s commonly known to complement the eating of Egg Benedict (which consists of English muffin, poached egg, bacons and hams as toppings, and Holladaise sauce is a MUST for Egg Benedict).
This light creamy sauce has a mild flavour of buttery and eggy with a touch of refreshing lemony scent in the palate. It’s never too greasy to taste. Topping of Hollandaise sauce helps to enhance the overall taste of the plain poached egg, and with such combination, it creates a perfect mouthfeel for the palate.