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Monday, April 29, 2013

Mei Lum

This is a special dip for steamed chicken and my children love it.  Most people use cilli sauce but my family being of Kwongsi dialect would cook this for our steamed chicken especially on festive occasions.  As this is a traditional recipe, there is no exact measurement.


1/2 bowl of chopped shallots
1/2 bowl of chopped garlic
1/2 bowl of young ginger (smash the peeled ginger with the back of the cleaver before chopping them into  
                                         smaller  pieces)
1 bowl of  chives (cut into small pieces)
5 tabsp of oil
half cup of water
1 tsp salt
2 tsp of sesame oil


1)     Heat up the wok on low fire  and put in the chopped ginger (without oil).
        Continue frying for about 8 mins.      Dish out.
2)     Heat up the oil and put in the garlic. Stir for awhile before adding in the shallots until fragrant.
         Add in chopped ginger and continue stirring to avoid the ingredient sticking to the wok.
3)     Pour in the chives and mix together.  Add in the water and cover the wok for about 5 mins.
        Lastly add in salt and it is ready.   Add in the sesame oil only when it is ready to serve.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baked Salmon

Here is the simple baked salmon with potatoes which I cooked for my dinner yesterday. Not knowing how to handle fish, I turned to my good friend Josephine to give me tips on doing this dish.  I tweaked the recipe a bit and this was the result.  Surprisingly the salmon didn't have a 'fishy' taste.


A piece of salmon
1 potato
some mozzarella cheese
3 tabsp of cooking oil
oregano powder
a small knob of butter

some mayonnaise/tomato ketchup/cilli sauce


1)    Wash the salmon and pat it dry with kitchen paper.  Sprinkle both sides with a bit f salt and pepper.
2)    Peel the potato and cut into wedges.
3)    Heat up the pan/wok and pour in the oil.  When hot, put in the potatoes and fry them until golden.
       Dish out, sprinkle some salt  and set aside.
4)   Fry the salmon on both sides too, dish out onto a baking pan/dish together with the fried potatoes.
5)   Sprinkle some oregano powder onto the potatoes and salmon.  Put the butter next.
      Spread the mozzarella cheese on top of the salmon and potatoes and bake in the oven at 200 deg. C
      for about 13 min. or until cheese has melted and turn a bit golden. Transfer to a plate and pipe some
      mayonnaise on top.