Sunday, 28 February 2016
Chilli Crabs is a famous Singaporean seafood dish popular in Singapore. It's a spicy sweet and savoury tomato based dish. Deep fried mantou are always serve together with this dish. The mantou are dipped into this rich sauce so that none of the sauce is wasted. My family all time favourite dish.
1 kg flower crabs
1/2 bowl ketchup
1/2 bowl chilli sauce
3 - 4 tbsps sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp salt
1 tbsp light soya sauce
750 ml water or more depending on the amount of gravy you wants.
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp chopped chilli
Clean the crabs and cut into half. Set aside for later use.
Heat up 1 tbsp oil and fry the garlic, ginger and chilli till fragrant.
Add in the chilli sauce, light soya sauce and tomato ketchup.
Fry for a minute and add in the crabs .
Stir till crabs are combine with the sauce.
When crabs turn pink, pour in the water and mix well.
Cover the pot or wok and cook crabs till cooked ( about 10 mins)
Pour more water if you wants more gravy.
Add salt and sugar to taste.
Bring to a boil then add in beaten eggs and stir well.
Serve hot with deep fried mantou or white rice.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Bacon Bakkwa is another favourite CNY snack created by Bakkwa stores. This is a very clever creation and very expensive too. Bacon alone is quite expensive and turning bacon into bakkwa is more expensive. This is a very addictive snack and very fattening too. The procedure is the same as making Bakkwa but cooking time is much shorter. Enjoying my Bacon Bakkwa now.
300 gms bacon, cut in half
6 garlics, peeled and smashed
40 gms sugar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 tbsp shao xing wine
4 tbsp water
Put all the marinade ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
Leave aside to cool down.
When cool add into the bacon and mix to combine. Leave the mixture in the fridge overnight.
Next day bring mixture out to thaw.
Preheat oven at 200° and arrange the bacon on the lined tray.
Bake the bacon for 15 minutes.
Transfer the baked bacon on a tray and bake for another 5 - 10 mins till crispy.
Cool before storing.
Monday, 15 February 2016
What to do with leftovers Nian Gaos? Seen so many post on this and decided to try making this snack with some purple sweet potatoes. Very addictive snack, you can't stop at one or two or three....... Anyway it 's an easy no fuss recipe.
Sweet Potatoes Nian Gao Balls
300 gms of steam purple sweet potatoes
60 gms glutinous rice flour
40 ml of water or enough water to knead into a soft dough
2 tbsps sugar
40 pcs Nian Gao cubes
Some sesame seeds, if you are planning to coat with sesame seeds
Place steam sweet potatoes in a bowl and mash until fine.
Add in the sugar and mix well.
Then add in glutinous rice flour and mix well before adding enough water to knead into a soft pliable dough.
Divide dough into 30 portions and roll each piece of dough into a ball.
Wrapped with a cube of nian gao and if you want to coat with sesame seeds, use some water to wet the ball and roll in sesame seeds.
Deep fry balls in hot boiling oil and fry until balls floats up.
Scoop up on paper towel to absorbed the oil.
Serve hot or cold.