Delicious Mushroom Soup

August 28, 2011 on 11:39 am | In Food Recipes | No Comments

Serving 4-6 pax.

Mixed fresh mushrooms 800 g
Brown skinned onion medium 1
Salted butter 120 g
Flour 50 g
Full fat milk 750 ml
Chicken stock 500 ml
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped chives optional

1. Wash the mushrooms and slice off the stems. Cut it into cubes.
2. Peel the onion and chop it finely.
3. In a frying pan, heat 70 g of the butter over medium heat. When it has melted, add the mushrooms and saute it for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and set it a side.
4. In a medium pot, heat the remaining 50 g of butter over medium heat. When it has melted, add in the onions and saute it quickly for about 30 sec. Turn the heat down to medium low and let it cook for another 8 minutes.
5. Add flour to the pot, mix well with the onions and butter, cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Keep breaking the clump if there are any with a whisk. Remove the pot from the stove.
6. Heat 250 ml of the milk in a saucepan until bubbles form at the edge.
7. Pour the hot milk into the pot in step 5 (mixture of flour, butter and onions). Whisk the mixture thoroughly. Add in the remaining 500 ml milk and the chicken stock, continue to whisk the mixture thoroughly. Place the pot back to the stove. Continue to cook the mixture for 10 minutes over medium heat. Whisk it often.
8. Add in cooked mushroom. Continue cooking the soup for another 15 minutes on medium low heat.
9. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
10. Ladle into bowls, top with chopped chives, serve with warm bread.

Salmon Spread

June 29, 2011 on 4:15 am | In Salad Recipes | No Comments
Salmon Fillet (fresh Salmon obtain from market) 250g
White wine 200 ml
Dill 10 g
Soften butter 75g
Some lemon juice
Sour cream 4 tablespoon
Capers finely chopped
Cocktail gherkins finely chopped
Shallot 2, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Wash the salmon under running water, pat dry with paper towels. Run your fingers over the flesh to check for pin bones. Pull them out and discard. Cut the fish into chunks.
2. Place the fish chunks in a small pot with the wine. Bring it to boil over medium heat, turn the heat off immediately. Keep the pot covered and leave it for about 5 minutes.
3. Pick the dill fronds off the stem, discard the stem and chop the fronds finely.
4. Peel the skin off the fish, discard. Remove the fish from the the wine and place it in the mixing bowl. Flake the fish apart with a fork, check for bones, discard if there is any.
5. Add 50g of the butter, the dill, lemon juice, sour cream, capers, gherkins and shallots. Mash the mixture up with a a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Melt the remaining butter and pour over the mixtures.
8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
9. Removed from the fridge and it is ready to serve with bread or crackers.

Bird’nest with Red dates and Ginko Nuts

May 8, 2011 on 12:31 am | In Dessert Recipes | No Comments
Bird nest 2-3 slices
Rock Sugar 100 g
Red dates 3-4
Gingko nuts 6

1. Wash the red dates and remove the seeds.
2. Remove the shell of gingko and soak it in boiling water for 15 minutes, remove the skin and embryo.
3. Soak the bird’s nest in 800ml of water for an hour. Add red dates and gingko nuts and boil over a slow fire for 45 minutes.
4. Put the bird’s nest, gingko, red dates in a double boiler. Add in rock sugar, boil it in low heat until the rock sugar dissolved.

Noya Herbal Rice

January 30, 2011 on 9:02 am | In Stir Fry Recipes | No Comments

1/2 tsp

Mackerel 200 g
Prawns 300 g
Cucumber 1
Long beans 100 g
Cook rice 8 cups
Herb paste
kaffin lime leaves 20
Tumeric leaves 2
Lily leaves 4
Sweet Thai Basil leaves 10
Laksa leaves 10
Shrimp paste (belacan) 1 tbsp (toasted)
Oil 4 tbsp

1. Season fish with salt and steam it together with prawns for 15 minutes till cook. Remove fish skin and bones and remove the prawn shells.
2. Put all the herbs (leaves only) into the food processor with the shrimp paste and oil. Add a pinch of salt into it, blend it till a paste is form.
3. Cut cucumber into slices and long bean into dices.
4. Place cook rice in a large bowl, add in the flaked fish, diced vegetables and the herb paste, toss well.
5. Roast some prawns and coconut with a pinch of salt and some shredded lime leaves till it turns brown.
6. Top rice with cook prawns, brown prawns, brown coconuts and fried shallots.
7. Garnish it with sliced red chili or sambal balacan. Ready to serve.

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