Sunday, August 25, 2013
I used threadfin, cantonese called ma-yao(马友), hokkien called ngo-wa. Scrape off as much meat as possible from the fish. I used a knife and a fork to do the job. Then, use a food processor or even BREAD MAKER to beat the meat with 1/2 tsp salt, 1tsp sesame oil, 2tbsp iced water and some pepper.I used a bread maker today and it did a pretty good job.
While waiting for the fish paste, pan fry the fish head and bone with a little bit of oil. Then, add water and boil for at least one hour. Filter the soup, season with sea salt and pepper. Now you have your fish broth ready.
So, this is how the fish paste looks like. This is the very basic fish ball recipe, you can add mushroom, green onion, carrot etc if you want. Today I just made plain fish balls.
Use yr thumb to squeeze into ball size. You don't have to place into a plate, just squeeze into the broth directly. Save a plate. ;)
Fish balls in fish broth.
I added some blanched brocolli to make it a balance meal.
So, home made fish balls and brocolli in fish broth, serve with dry version organic thin noodles. Isn't it simple? :)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This morning, I cooked breakfast for the family instead of serving bread again. But Phin Zhe woke up late so I packed his breakfast for him to eat in daycare. Breakfast menu is cheesy scrambled egg, olive oil rosemary potatoes and bell pepper, fresh tomato slice.
Monday, August 19, 2013
120g organic unbleached flour
100g low sodium organic cheddar cheese(cut into small cubes, about 1inch3)
50g organic unsalted butter(cut into small cubes, about 1inch3)
2 to 3tbsp cold water
1. Pulse all ingredients except cold water in food processor until they are mixed well.
2. Add 1 tbsp cold water at a time, pulse until a slightly sticky dough is form.
3. Keep in airtight container in fridge for about 15mins.
4. Roll out to the thickness that you desire. Bear in mind that after bake it will increase 50% in thickness.
5. Cut to desire shape with cookies cutter.
If you don't have a food processor, you can mix them with hands. But you might need slightly more cold water. My first batch was done with hands, they turned out as tasty.
Recipe fills two 500ml container. My boy loves it so much that sometimes I have to hide the container. ^_^