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杞子南棗龍眼肉煲雞蛋 Goji Berries Chinese Dates Longans with Egg Soup

A very simple soup with 4 ingredients and ready in 1 hour including prep time.  The superfruit Goji Berry helps people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety.  The Chinese date nourishes the blood and calms the mind.  Together with dried longan and egg, this soup is full of antioxidants and nutrients.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Soak the Red or Black Dates in warm water for 30 minutes. Remove the seed with scissors
  2. Clean and wash all ingredients.
  3. Lightly crack the egg, but leave the egg inside the shell
  4. Place all ingredients in the pot with water.
  5. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes.
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粟米蘑菇豆腐班塊 Fish Fillets with Creamy Corn Sauce

Fish Fillets with Creamy Corn Sauce is the dish I make when I want something good and easy for dinner.  The two major components for this dish is one can of creamy style corn and one fish fillet.  All the other ingredients can be any vegetables you have at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Grouper fillet (or any other white fish), cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1 can of cream style corn
  • 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 pack of soft fried tofu (3.5 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Marinate fish pieces with 1 teaspoon of salt for 10 minutes
  2. Lightly coat the fish pieces with corn starch
  3. In a medium skillet, pan fry fish pieces for 3 minutes on each side until golden and cook through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat.  Stir in garlic for 1 minute.  Stir in mushrooms and cook for few minutes.  Add cream-style corn, water and fried tofu.  Lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Stir in fish pieces and mix well.  Turn off the heat and quickly stir in the egg with a spoon or chopsticks to form feather-like patterns.  Top with cilantro and sesame oil!

**You can use panko instead of corn starch to coat the fish fillet


 

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Chicken Yakisoba

Yakisoba is the Japanese fried noodles.  It’s like the Chinese Chow Mein but flavored with Yakisoba sauce which is a sweeter version of Worcestershire sauce.  While yakisoba is a very common dish in Japan, not many Japanese restaurants in the US serve this dish. The reason may be that the dish is mostly considered homemade and not fancy enough for the restaurant menu. However, it is precisely the ease of preparation and flexibility of the ingredients used make this a great dish to make at home. As long as you have the right sauces/noodles, this is a difficult dish to mess up. Give it a try sometime!

Ingredient:

  • 2 pack of fresh soba noodles (6 oz each pack)
  • 1/2 lb chicken thigh, cut into bite-size piece
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar or mirin
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 5 tablespoons of yakisoba sauce (adjust the amount to your taste)
  • 1 red onion, sliced lengthwise into eighths
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Aonori (seaweed powder)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Benishoga (shredded red pickled ginger)

Directions:

  1. Marinated the chicken with 2 tbs of soy sauce, 1/2 tbs sugar or mirin, 1 tbs of sesame oil, 1/2 tbs of corn starch.
  2. In a saucepan, add oil and garlics.  Stir fry chicken for 10 minute or until it’s no longer pink.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion to pan and cook for 3 minutes.  Stir in cabbage and carrots, cook for 2 minute.  Stir in noodles, water and yakisoba sauce and cook for 3 minutes or until all vegetables are softened.
  4. Stir in chicken and sesame oil.  Mix well.
  5. Top with aonori powder, sesame seeds and benishoga.
 

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Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

A quick dish in less than 30 minutes and all the ingredients can be found at a local Asian supermarket.  You can substitute the shrimps with any other protein you like or take them away for a vegetarian dish.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Thai rice noodles
  • 8 shrimps
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, ground or chopped
  • 2-3 Tablespoon oil
  • few wedges of lime for serving

Pad Thai Sauce:

  • 3/4 Tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 Tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of chili sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
Directions:
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add noodles and remove from heat. Soak until tender (about 10 min) Drain and rinse through cold water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all pad thai sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, add oil, pan-fry shrimps until pink and opaque.  Set aside.
  4. Add oil, stir in egg, scrambled. Set aside.
  5. Add oil, stir in bean sprouts, cook for 3 minutes.  Set aside.
  6. Add oil, stir in red pepper, cook through. Set aside.
  7. In a large frying pan, add shallots and garlics, cook for 1 min.  Add noodles and all cooked ingredients.  Stir in scallions, Pad Thai Sauce and cilantro.  Mix well and remove from heat.
  8. Sprinkle roasted peanuts and lime juices.

 

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