Who can resist the crispy texture of fried fish? I know I can’t. Drizzle with a homemade lemon sauce and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing snackable appetizer that is golden on the outside and flaky tender on the inside.
This Smoked Salmon Rillettes is one of my favorite recipes from “Everyday Dorie” Cookbook. As mentioned in her book, you do not need expensive salmon for this as they will be flaked, chopped and mixed into a wonderful caper-mayo dressing. You could also use frozen salmon!
Steamed pork rib is a Cantonese style dim sum dish that can be found in every dim sum restaurant.
The best kind of ribs to use are pork spare ribs or baby back ribs (小排骨). This cut of rib is tender with the right amount of fats. If in doubt, simply let your butcher at your local market know you are making steamed pork ribs and to cut them into small bite size pieces.
Mushrooms are such a versatile ingredient, they literally pair well with any main dishes, or even on their own! You simply can’t go wrong with the combination of garlic + butter + mushroom. But there is one other ingredient or rather seasoning that will take your garlic butter mushroom dish to the next level. And that is soy sauce. When you mix the four ingredients together, an intensely savouriness aka umami is formed.
Creamed Spinach Gratin is an easy yet elegant side dish to make whenever you are in pressed for time. You could make the creamed spinach ahead of time and pop it into the oven when you are ready to serve.
Most versions call for frozen spinach which is what I would normally use as well. I’ve decided to experiment with fresh spinach today. Instead of thawing the frozen spinach and squeezing them dry, simply blanch the fresh spinach for about 15 seconds in boiling water. Rinse them with cold water and squeeze them as dry as possible. Whether you are using frozen or fresh spinach, it is important to remove as much water as you can to prevent your creamed spinach from being too watery.
To me, a perfect steak should be gloriously brown and crusty on the outside and juicy in the centre. If you are a steak lover, forget about non-stick pans or stainless steel skillets. I highly recommend you investing in a cast-iron pan. It will change the way your steak looks and tastes.
Are you a shrimp / prawn person? Well, I am. They are so versatile and readily available at most local markets and supermarkets, I find myself using them whenever I need to whip up a quick meal. If you are not a fan of prawn, you could try using squid, chicken or even tofu as your choice of protein.
Valentine’s Day is a day to be romanced and a stunning homemade dessert is always a good idea to pamper your partner. Over the past V-days, I’ve made Be My Valentine Chocolate Cookies, Sweetheart Palmiers, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu in a Cup.
This year, I’m making an easy, delicious dessert that does not involve any baking. This show-stopping Strawberry chocolate Wafer Parfait is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face that you love!