“Enjoy the ‘sinful’ comfort food without guilt now”
Often we liked the canned luncheon meat (or you called it lunch meat/ SPAM), for its remarkably delicious taste and crispness after pan-fried, but for many luncheon meat lovers, you know you can’t have it much or too often due to the preservative, high 1sodium content, flavoring and MSG in it. You won’t like to give it to your children as well. So, how about a homemade one?! Some homemade version where salt content is adjustable, for a preservative and flavoring free luncheon meat you gonna make at home. :)
Just realized that I cooked slightly different chicken chop for this Christmas than last year’s. I used a different seasoning. Same MasterFoods seasoning, but am using the All Purpose seasoning and not the Steak seasoning this time. Find this yielding stronger flavor chop. So, go easy on the amount and marinating hours.
So, here you go the updates recipe, and still in time to prepare and cook this for the New Year Eve!
4 large boneless chicken thighs with skin
1 can of sliced button mushrooms, drained brine.
2 tablespoons of All Purpose Seasoning powder (from MasterFoods brand)
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of corn starch
Learnt this from the new TVB cooking series hosted by Maria. It was a pretty good show as I learnt a lot of tips in cooking and selecting better food ingredients.
This is one of the dishes I think is the easiest and simplest to follow. However, it was rather bland in taste for the first time I tried it.
In my second attempt, I adapted the recipe by adding some seasoning to it. Yes, it loses the original intention of simplest recipe. To make it even better, no choice, you can either stick to its simplicity or to impress your diners even more. :)
“Not much an appetite to eat? I have cooked these juicy shrimps with some tantalizing citrus sauce to whet your appetite.”
This recipe I saw in a TVB cooking show (created by a popular HK celebrity) represents an interesting variation on the conventional sweet & sour flavor of the prawn dishes. This recipe incorporates the rich and refreshing marmalade, and good thing is, you probably need not to purposely buy this ingredient for the dish, it might already been seating in your drink pantry all these while… What this recipe add is the Honeyed Yuzu (called it Yuja in Korean) marmalade that uses to make drinks.
“My creation of shrimp toast, have it like crunchy bread squares, or luxury version of French toast with shrimp paste topping.”
This cute and handy open-face toast is often a hit for snack/ tea time when small and light bites are needed, and minced shrimp is the shortcut tips of the busy day. However, all shrimp toasts are not created equal, mine is tailored to taste homely with regards for your health… less oil, less fry.
Children will love it, if you serve with an addition of salad cream or mayonnaise. It creates kind of refreshing bites together with the soft and moist shrimp paste in the palate. But for me, as a regular diet-watcher, no cream, of course, I sprinkled a touch of Italian herbs and coarsely grounded black pepper when served.