Friday, August 6, 2010

White carrot soup

Ingredients for my carrot soup
300 g white carrots
300 g pork ribs
5  medium dried scallops
7  red dates
1 slice of dried squid
1 tsp of peppercorn
7 bowls of water
salt to taste

Peel the carrots and cut into triangle in shapes. Scald the pork in hot water for about 5 minutes,wash and rinse. Wash the red dates.dried scallops and dried squid.  Lightly crash the peppercorn. Boil the water in a soup pot, put in all the ingredients except the salt. Let it boil for 1 and half hour in slow fire. Add salt to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
My clear and sweet carrot soup

Steamed ginger chicken

Ask myself what to cook for lunch today?  Got half of free range chicken  and some pork ribs from the freezer, young gingers, white carrot and a bunch of spinach. So decided to steam chicken, white carrot for soup and oyster sauce spinach.

ingredients for steam chicken

400 g chicken, chopped into bite pieces
200 g young gingers, grated
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs chopped garlic
salt to taste
1tsp soy sauce and pepper
1tbs wine
chopped spring onion and
chopped red chili

Marinate the chicken for half an hour. Leave aside.
Heat up the sesame oil in a wok, fry the garlic till fragrant.  Add in the grated ginger and fry till fragrant. Dish all  out and place on top of the seasoned chicken and steam on boiling water for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.  Garnish with chopped spring onion and chopped red chili . Serve hot with rice.