Seow Like Meow

Monday, February 28, 2011

Fried Salmon with Noodle Soup

Recipe by: SH

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serving Size: 4

Medium pan, medium pot, big pot

Soup: 1 pickled mustard tuber*
1 tbs rice wine
1 tsp white pepper
1 tbs sesame oil
Option 1: 6 chicken bouillon cubes + 12 cups water
Option 2: 12 cups chicken stock (store bought/home made)
4 tbs of fried onion*

1 lb packet flat rice noodles*

4 pieces salmon
2 tbs salt
2 tbs black pepper
4 tbs vegetable oil

* Procure at Asian store. 

  1. Julienne tuber and soak in warm water for 30 min, drain.
  2. Option 1: Boil water and add bouillon cubes.
  3. Option 2: Bring stock to a boil.
  4. Add tuber, rice wine, and white pepper. Cook for another 5 min.
  5. Turn heat off and add sesame oil and fried onion.
  1. Fill big pot 3/4 full with water. Bring it to a boil.
  2. Cook noodles per packet instruction.
  3. Drain noodles and run it through cold water to remove remaining starch for less than 10 sec.
  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. Heat oil in pan at medium heat.
  3. Fry salmon for 3 min on each side (top and bottom).
Assemble per bowl:
  1. Fill bowl with noodles.
  2. Add soup.
  3. Place salmon on top.
  4. Serve while hot!

Pouch Food

Recipe by: SH

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Serving Size: 2

Tools: 2 pieces 12" x 12" aluminum foil/parchment paper i.e. wrapper

2 pieces salmon (or fish of your choice)
4 cups cooked rice
2 eggs
1 tbs black pepper
1 tbs salt
2 tbs butter

  1. Preheat oven to 385 deg F.
  2. Beat eggs thoroughly. 
  3. Add eggs into rice and stir well.
  4. Season salmon on all sides with salt and pepper.
  5. Portion rice and place into wrapper.
  6. Put 1/2 tbs butter on rice.
  7. Place salmon on top of rice and the other 1/2 tbs butter on it.
  8. Roll up edges of wrapper to seal. (Bring first two opposite ends together and fold down several times. Then fold each side several times to seal food in completely.)
  9. Place food pouches onto a sheet pan.
  10. Place in oven and cook for 18 min.
Note: One may cook vegetables medley with this method as well. 
Basic steps are:
  1. Get ingredients ready
  2. Season ingredients (wet seasoning)
  3. Wrap ingredients in pouch
  4. Cook in oven at 385 deg F for 15-20 min. 
Skate fish wrapped in banana leaves with chili based seasoning will be awesome with this method!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stir Fry Vegetables

Recipe by: SH

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 7 min
Serving Size: 4

Tools: Pan/Wok

2 tbs garlic (minced)
1 broccoli head
2 carrots
1 can bamboo shoots
8 small dried shitake mushrooms (soaked in water and halved)
1/2 lb choice of meat/fish balls (thinly sliced) (optional)
2 tbs vegetable oil
4 tbs oyster sauce (dilute with 2 cup of water)
1 tsp white pepper

  1. Heat pan with oil at medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and fry till golden brown.
  3. Add meat, fry for 3 min.
  4. Add shitake mushrooms, fry for 30 sec.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Add oyster sauce, water, and white pepper.
  7. Stir well for 30 sec.
  8. Cover pan and cook for another 10 min*.
Note: *If you like your vegetables softer, cook for 20 min in step 8. Make sure water does not dry up completely. Add a little bit of water as necessary.