Monthly Archives: June 2020

Beancurd with Spicy Bamboo Shoots and minced pork

This dish is made with very simple ingredients, simple process yet tasty. It goes very well with rice or porridge. I love bean curd and spicy bamboo shoots, hence the combination of these two ingredients is a perfect match. Simple yet delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4 pcs bean curd (豆干) – sliced into log shape ( refer to picture below)
  • 270g minced pork
  • 110g spicy bamboo shoots
  • 2 shallots (chopped)
  • 1 sliced long chili (deseeded)

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp potato starch
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Garnish

  • 1 stalk green onion (chopped)

Method

  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside
  • In a heated non-stick pan, add enough oil to pan fry the bean curd at medium heat. Pan fry until it becomes golden brown on both sides, around 1 minute on each side. Fry in 2-3 batches. Add oil if necessary in between batches. Set aside
  • Remove the excess oil on the pan, and just leave about 2-3 tbs oil. Using medium heat, add in the shallots and chili. Stir- fry for about a minute or 2.
  • Add in the minced pork, stir-fry and break up the meat into small bits. Stir-fry until all meat are lightly brown and cooked.
  • Add in the spicy bamboo shoots
  • Add in the sauce and let it simmer for a minute. Turn off the heat
  • Add in the pan-fried bean curd and gently mix all the ingredients well. Top with chopped green onion.
  • Serve with hot porridge or rice

Baked Cheesy Scallop

These are cheesy and deliciously good. Will you just eat one or two ??NOOOOO, definitely not! You will eat more than that. This is so good that my kids just can’t help but rave about it. In the interest of keeping this recipe simple, I kept the ingredient list is rather short. =)

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of frozen half shelled scallop (thawed, washed and pat dry) 16 pcs
  • salted butter
  • 250g grated cheddar cheese
  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • dried parsley

Method

  • Preheat the oven at 170 degree celsius
  • Place a small slice of salted butter on the scallop
  • Top with grated cheese
  • Sprinkle on some dried parsley
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remember not to overcook it. Use your own judgement as each oven works differently, so do the size of the scallop.

The scallop has three parts which are edible, the white fleshy muscle, the roe and the frilly membrane. It is up to you if you want to remove the other parts and leave only the white fleshy muscle. As for me I like to include all of it because each has different textures, giving a different mouth feel with each and every bite 🙂