Seafood Oats Porridge with Lobster

This savoury dish is surprisingly addictive. The way that the fresh seafood flavours intermingle with each other creates such a pleasant taste. Furthermore the peppery kick of this dish makes it such a great breakfast dish. Using oats instead of rice to make this porridge also means that another serving of this delectable dish doesn’t hit too hard on the waistline, perfect for those who want to still treat themselves while on a diet.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs oil
  • 15 pcs medium size prawn ( washed, pat dry, deveined, deshelled but leave the tail intact, set aside the shell and prawn head for making the broth)
  • 1 thumb size ginger (sliced thinly)
  • 500g clams (soaked in salted water to purge the sand for 2-3 hours, rinse and drain thoroughly )
  • 1 lobster tail (washed and pat dry, chopped, shell intact)
  • 2.5 tsp chicken powder
  • salt and white pepper (to taste)
  • 160g instant Quaker Oats
  • 1.5 liter water

Garnish

  • Chinese parsley
  • Fried Garlic

Method

  • In a heated pot at medium high heat, drizzle 3 tbs oil. Add the ginger and stir-fry until fragrant
  • Add in all the prawn shell and head . Stir- fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all the water in and let it come to boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 20 mins.
  • Strain away all the prawn shells and head.
  • Add in the lobster and let it simmer until the shell turns orange or the lobster is cooked through. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Add in the clam and let it simmer until the clam shells are open. This will only take a few minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside. Discard any unopened shell
  • Add in the oats, stir constantly to prevent lumps. Cook until the mixture slightly thickens
  • Add in the prawn and stir until the prawn are cooked. Add the chicken powder, salt and pepper. Stir well and turn off the heat.
  • Add in the lobster and clams into the porridge. Stir well.
  • Garnish with Chinese parsley and fried garlic. Serve immediately.

Potato with minced meat

Potato minced meat, our kind of comfort food. This is a dish that is good to go either with porridge or rice. Just two simple main ingredient yet it would give you so much appetite. Sometimes I would use beef, sometimes pork. Either of the two, you would still end up eating more. =)

Ingredients

  • 2 big potatoes (sliced )
  • 350g minced meat ( beef or pork )
  • 2 minced shallots
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Gravy

  • 1 cup water = 240g
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp potato starch

Method

  • Mix all the gravy together and set aside
  • In a heated wok at medium hight heat, drizzle enough oil to fry the sliced potato. Add in the potato when the oil is hot. Use a chopstick to check the oil. Bubbles surrounding the wooden chopsticks indicate that the oil is ready. Fry until the potatoes are golden brown or tender. Lay the cooked potatoes on a kitchen towel to soak up excess oil . Remove the excess oil and leave just about 2 tbs oil in the wok
  • Add in the minced garlic and shallots . Stir- fry until fragrant
  • Add in the minced meat. stir fry until all the meat becomes light brown or cooked through. Break up meat chunks into bits.
  • Add in the sauce, followed by the potatoes. Let it come to boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or porridge.