Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Babi Asam Belimbing

Trying out a new dish tonight...braised pork belly with sour starfruit! The belimbing really give a nice tangy taste to this savoury braised pork, very appetising indeed! 







Ingredient
  • 300gm pork belly
  • 8 pieces belimbing (sour starfruit)
  • 1 large red onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 green chilli, cut into half
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 heap tbsp taucheo, mashed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1-2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • dash of pepper
Method
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add pork belly and cook till done. Cool down slightly and cut into 1/3 cm thick. Remove stalk of belimbing and cut into halves.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan. Add onion and fry till soft and fragrant.
  3. Add in pork belly slices and dark soy sauce and fry until lightly brown. Add garlic and fry till fragrant.
  4. Add belimbing, green chilli and enough water to cover all the ingredients. 
  5. Mix well and cover. Simmer on medium low heat for 20 mins until pork belly is tender.
  6. Remove lid, add sugar and pepper. Turn heat to medium high and continue to cook till sauce reduce to desired consistency. 

Telor tempra....click here for recipe



Friday, August 18, 2017

Asian Inspired Pizza : Chilli Crab Pizza & Salted Egg Yolk Seafood Pizza

I was invited by Mission Food Singapore to create asian inspired pizza by using their newly launched pizza crusts, which comes in plain and wholemeal version. It is indeed quick and easy to D.I.Y pizza with these soft and thin pizza crusts! While brainstorming for ideas of asian inspired food, the first food which come across my mind is chilli crab!! hahaha Chilli crab is definitely one of Singapore iconic food don't you agree? 😁 Another crazy idea of mine is to make a salted egg yolk sauce  unlike the usual tomato base sauce for pizza. Both pizza turned out really delicious! When I asked my food taster which one they like most....they could not decide! hahaha....I let you decide which one looks and taste more appealing to you. 😜


Chilli Crab Pizza
Ingredient
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded & diced
  • 300gm crabmeat
Chilli Crab Sauce (qty enough for more than 2 pizza)
  • 5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200ml water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch solution
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
Toppings
  • mozzarella cheese
  • cheddar cheees
  • 12 crab sticks
  • 1 egg
  • spring onion

Method
  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, sauté garlic and ginger till fragrant.
  2. Add in onion and chilli and fry till onion is softened.
  3. Add in sauce ingredient and crabmeat, simmer for 1 min.
  4. Thicken gravy with cornstarch solution. Add in beaten egg and stir to mix. Remove from heat.

To assemble the pizza : Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of chilli crab sauce over the base. Arrange crab stick over the sauce and sprinkle cheese over. Crack an egg onto the middle of the pizza. Bake in preheated oven at 200 deg cel for 10 min until cheese melted and golden brown. Garnish with spring onion and serve immediately.



Salted Egg Yolk Seafood Pizza
Ingredient
  • 8 medium shelled prawns
  • 150gm squid, slice into ring
  • 100gm fish fillet
  • 2 cloves, garlic minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp chinese wine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • mozzarella cheese

Salted Egg Yolk Sauce
  • 50gm unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 120gm salted egg yolk paste
  • 100ml evaporated milk
Toppings
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • red chilli
  • curry leaves, deep fried

Method
  1. Marinate seafood with salt and pepper for 30 mins.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan. Saute garlic and ginger till fragrant.
  3. Add in seafood and fry for a min. Add in wine and mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Using the same pan. Dissolve butter. Add in salted egg yolk paste and sugar and fry till fragrant.
  5. Slowly add in evaporated milk and bring to a simmer. Cook the mixture over low heat till thickens and reduce slightly. Remove and set aside.

To assemble the pizza : Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of salted egg yolk sauce over the base. Arrange the seafood mixture evenly follow by mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated oven at 200 deg cel for 10 mins until cheese melted and golden brown. Drizzle with some salted egg yolk sauce and garnish with red chilli and curry leaves. Serve immediately.
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