Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cooking again

I love to cook and I can only do it on weekends, the pleasure of cooking comes from the pleasure of watching my family enjoying every bit of it, this motivates me to cook. For last Sat, I just did two dishes; stir fry mixed vegetables and stew bitter gourd with chicken. Below is the recipe:

1) "Fu kua men kai"
a) Half of a chicken, cut into desirable pieces (marinate with some sugar, soya sauce, pepper)
b) 1 bitter gourd
c) Chopped garlic
d) "Tau cheong"
e) 1/2 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
f) 2 bowls of water

For the sauce:
a) 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
b) 1 teaspoon of corn flour
c) 1 tablespoon of water
d) Dash of soya sauce

Heat wok with 2 tablespoon of oil, put in chopped garlic and "Tau cheong", stir fry until fragrant, pour in chicken, stir for 2 minutes, put in bitter gourd, dark soya sauce, 2 bowls of water.

Cover the wok and let it stew for 10 minutes in low heat, occasionally check on it to ensure it doesn't dry up, cook until the bitter gourd is soft then pour in the sauce, stir and serve.

2) Mixed vegetables
a) Chopped garlic
b) Ginger - sliced
c) Prawns, de-veined
d) Snow peas, red pepper, carrots

a) 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
b) 1 teaspoon of sugar
c) 1 teaspoon of water
d) Dash of soya sauce
e) 2 tablespoon of water

Put in 2 tablespoons of oil, add chopped garlic and ginger, stir fry until fragrant, put in (d), stir fry for a minute, put in 3 tablespoon of water, add in prawns, stir fry for a minute, pour in the sauce, stir and serve. Be careful not to overcook the vegetables.

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