Sunday, 21 December 2014

Shanghai Crab and Egg Noodles

Please Try this Crab Noodle dish i thought it was very simple and tasty.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon of fresh garted ginger
3 eggs lightly beaten
2 X 170 grams tins of Crabmeat in Brine
1 Tablespoon of Shaohsing Rice wine
one Packet of Egg noodles
4 Tablespoons of light soy sauce
1 tablespoon of chinkiang black rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of roast seasame oil
2 spring onions

Method

Gather Your Ingredients

Cook the ginger for a few seconds

then add the egg to set for a minute

then scramble it

Addthe crab  and add the rice wine and cook for a few minutes

Then add your pre soaked noodles in hot water to the pan

Addthe seasame oil ,  vinegar and soy sauce

Lastly add the spring onion and cook to the ingredients are hot

Serve

The Meal

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Chinese Sweet Chilli Fried Chicken

I cant say enough good things about this dish , I know its fried but once in a while is ok , so please enjoy.

 Ingredients 
2 as a Maincourse or 4 to share
2 Chicken thighs deboned and cut into mouthful pieces
4 Tablespoons of Cornflour
2 Egg whites
Ground nut oil
Sea salt and white pepper

For the Sauce

2 Garlic Cloves finely Chopped
1 inch piece of Ginger , peeled and sliced
1 Red chilli deseeded and chopped
6 Tablespoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce
Juice of 1 lime
Chopped Corriander

Method

Gather Your Ingredients

Season the Chicken with salt and white pepper

combine the egg whites to the cornflour to make a batter and add the chicken pieces

Heat a wok and star to fry

then remove and drain the fat and cook another batch

like so

and drain

like so

then fry the chilli , garlic and chilli for a few seconds

Add the lime juice , chilli sauce , and soy sauce mix well

Then add the corriander

cook for about 30 seconds

when its done add the chicken back

Plate up

The Meal




Friday, 19 December 2014

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a traditional English Dish Served In the Winter.

Ingredients
2 sheets of puff pastry cut in half
200 grams of mushrooms finely chopped
1 Onion finely chopped
4 Fillet Steaks
1 Egg

Method

Gather Your Ingredients

Finely Chop your Onions and Mushrooms like so

Fry the onions in butter for about 5 minutes

Then add the mushrooms until all moisture from the Mushrooms has evaporated and leave for 10 minutes to cool

brown the steaks about 2 minutes either side

Leave to cool for 10 minutes

cut your sheet in half

Addthe mushroom and onion

then the steak

Fold using water round the edges

Then pain with Egg

Like so

Put in the oven at 220 oC for 20 minutes

The Meal

The moist , succulent beef wellington from the Inside


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is very easy to do so forget tose ready made frozen yorkshire puddings which always have no flavour.

Ingredients
 will make 12 small or 8 large yorkshire puddings
100 grams of Plain Flour
1/4  tsp of salt
3 Large Eggs
225 ml of milk
Sunflower oil

Method

Gather Your Ingredients

Add the Flour and salt and eggs to a bowl

Whisk adding the milk a bit at a time

Like so

Until you have a batter

Put a tablespoon of oil in each of the holes of  four hole tin

Then put the tin inside and put the oven on at 220 oC

When the oven has heated up add your batter

Like so

Cook for 20-25 mins for light fluffy puddings

Delicious

This meal in England is called Toad in the hole

Tips

If your using a rosting tin to make one Big Yorkshire pudding the add 4 tablespoons of oil
If your using a 12 hole muffin tin then add a dessert spoon of oil in each hole to make small puddings
You can make the batter in advance the day before
Also the cooked puddings  can be frozen and cooked in a preheated oven for 10 minutes
Always make sure the oil is pipping hot.