Aeriose

Aeriose

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Wonton and Dimsum

Wonton and Dimsum

Feel free to add or take away anything from this recipe. Servings: approximately 100-125+ pieces Preparation time: ~ 20-30 minutes for combing ingredients. Give yourself 2-3hrs for making large batches. The time depends on your experience with folding the wontons or dumplings Cooking time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients Wonton […]

The-Go-To Instant Pot Stew

The-Go-To Instant Pot Stew

This recipe is applicable for the substitution of any meat and can also be made vegetarian! Servings: 6-8 (serving increases with increased additional vegetables of choice). I fill my instant pot up to the maximum 2/3 line (using an 8 quart instant pot). Preparation time: ~ […]

Braised Catfish/Basa Fish

Braised Catfish/Basa Fish

Servings: 6-8(depending on how many steaks per person. Recipe contains 10 steaks)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Garlic: 5 cloves, more or less depending on preference. Whole or minced. I like it minced. Can be substituted with 2 tsps of garlic powder
  • Ginger: 2-inch piece minced, sliced, grated or match sticks depending on preference. I like it grated.
  • White onion: 1 small-medium in size. Can be substituted with scallions or any other kind of onions. Can also be substituted with 1-2 tsp of onion powder
  • Green onions: 3-5 stems. Cut in 2 inches in length or as preference
  • Cooking oil: 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves: 3-5 leaves
  • Coriander seeds: (optional) 1-2 tsp
  • Szechuan peppers:(optional for numbing spice) 1/2 tsp or as preferred
  • Ground pepper: To garnish over the top
  • Dried chili pepper: (optional) 1-3 pieces
  • Tofu: (optional)
  • Sugar sticks: half a stick
  • Water: 1 cup. Can be substituted with coconut water
  • Fish sauce: 1.5 tbsp
  • ABC sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Dark soy sauce: 1 tsp
  • Salt: I use Kosher, 1 tsp
  • Basa fish: 1kg of steaks. These have more flavor. Can use fillet too but the texture will be different. I find it mushier in fillet form
Frozen Basa fish in 1kg, 10 pieces of steak
Sugar sticks

 

 

 

Preparing the ingredients

  1. Soak the catfish in a large basin of water and salt to cleanse the fish. This can be cooked from the raw, thawed or frozen condition. If frozen, it will take slightly longer to cook but not much longer.
  2. Depending on the form of the ingredients, prepare garlic, ginger, and onions and oil. Add bay leaves, coriander seeds, Szechuan peppers, chili pepper (if you use any of these optional ingredients) into a large clay pot (can be added later too). If you don’t have one, a normal pot will do. Cook under medium-high until fragrant. Don’t burn the garlic or you’ll have a bitter/burnt aftertaste
  3. Place the fish into the pot and add fish sauce, ABC sauce, soy sauce, salt, sugar, tofu, and water/coconut water. Cook under medium-high until it comes to a boil and cook under medium heat until fish is cooked if you’re in a rush, or simmer if you have more time. Simmering will allow the flavor to get absorbed into the fish. The longer you simmer, the more flavorful. Remember to flip the steaks and rotate them around to cook evenly.

Plating

  1. Usually, this is eaten with fresh white rice and some vegetables on the side. You can serve directly from the pot on a table or plate per serving depending on your preferred style

Pressure Cooker Authentic Pho Noodles

Pressure Cooker Authentic Pho Noodles

Servings: 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1.5 hours Ingredients Oxtail: 1 lb (approximately 3 pieces). If you want a more “oily/thicker” broth, add up to 3 pounds. Can combine with beef bones or beef shank. If you want a chicken pho, just switch out anything […]

Knit: Baby Scrub Cloth

Knit: Baby Scrub Cloth

I use Heart Face Scrubby’s pattern to knit baby scrub towels for donations. If you join these squares, you can also make a blanket! Materials One 95-yard (2 ounce) skein of cotton worsted weight yarn One heart face scrubby uses about 9.5 yards (0.2 oz.)* […]

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Beef Noodles

Beef Noodles

Servings: 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients Dried shrimps: 1 tbsp (Optional. This replaces salt) Beef broth: About 750ml. Can use any kind like chicken, vegetable etc. Water: As the soup evaporates, put in a dash here and there to replace evaporated soup during […]

Pork Chops, Maple-Bacon Jam, Bok Choy and Spinach Rice

Pork Chops, Maple-Bacon Jam, Bok Choy and Spinach Rice

Serings: 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients Pork chops: 300g Bacon: 1-2 slices Baby spinach: 60g Garlic: 2 cloves Shallot: 1 Baby bok choy: 340g White rice: 1.5 cups Apple cider vinegar: 15ml Maple syrup: 15ml Cooking oil Salt and pepper Spice blend Garlic […]

Mung Beans

Mung Beans

Servings: 3

Preparation time: 2 mins

Cooking time: 45 minutes 

Ingredients

  • Mung beans: 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar: 4 tbsp
  • Water: 4 cups

Making the dessert

  1. Wash the beans
  2. In a large pot, add beans and water to a boil
  3. Reduce to medium and let it bubble gently for 45 mins or until beans are cooked and tender 
  4. Add sugar and mix well

Can be served hot or cold. Optionally add coconut milk on top. Great dessert to cool down from the heat. Enjoy! 

Seared Pork Chops, Kale, and Maple Butter Gravy

Seared Pork Chops, Kale, and Maple Butter Gravy

Servings: 2 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients Pork chops: 300-350g Sweet potatoes: 550g; Can substitute with yam or potatoes Shallot: 1 or 1/4 of yellow onion Chives: 1 bunch (optional); can substitute with parsley or cilantro, etc. Kale: 1 bunch Apple cider vinegar: 15ml […]