Friday, January 24, 2014

Foodie Fridays - 3 dishes + 1 soup home cooked food

I think I speak for every one in the DinoFamily that we are tired of eating outside food.  Last Sunday even though I was feeling unwell I decided to cook dinner for us.  As I did not want to tired myself I decided to go for dishes that are simple and easy to prepare.  I took a peep in my fridge to see what I have stashed up inside and found chicken mid wings, 1 fish fillet, some pork ribs & carrots.  Having made a mental note of the dishes I can prepare with these ingredients I made my way to the supermarket to gather the additional ingredients.

Besides the soup that was prepared earlier that afternoon and took about 2 hours to be done, the other 3 dishes were done in minutes.  It took me about 45mins finish cooking the dishes and we had an unexpected early dinner that day.  Here are our simple 3 dish + 1 soup home cooked dinner.

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Since DinoBoy requested for my air-baked chicken wings I granted his wish that day but this time the chicken wings did not taste as nice.  The additional 5 more minutes of air-baking to achieve a golden look had caused the skin to be too dry, as you can see from the photo.

My mum used to prepare this dish and I love it, the only difference between her version and mine are the missing baby corn & sliced mushrooms.  This is cooked with some oyster sauce, a little salt and sugar, it is then thicken with corn flour and bring to boil.  A quick dish since the sliced fish & prawns takes only a few minutes to be cooked.

Occasionally we craved for herbal soup but sometimes, like that Sunday, I don't have the time to gather the necessary ingredients so I just grab a packet from the supermarket.  This Liuwei tang 六味汤; literally translated as "six-taste soup" is a sweet soup used for clearing "heat"

I am a vegetable lover but I am really bad with identifying green leafy vegetables.  I can easily recognise xiao bai cai, choy sum, wolfberry leaves, kai lan but the rest are a blur to me.  I stir-fried these with a little bit of Knorr chicken seasoning and sprinkled some fried shallots after I dished them.

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1 comment:

  1. 3 dishes is very good! My combo is usually 2 dishes + 1 soup. Over the weekend I made a quick stir fry chicken, steam choy sum with oyster sauce and sweet corn soup.