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Monday, May 06, 2013

Homecooked food weekend: Braised Broccoli in Dangui and Chicken Stock, Tofu Beef Cheese and Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly

The weekend had just passed and I hope you all had a great one!

I have been cooking for the family the past weekends and Sundays would be a day dedicated to trying out new recipes.

A few weekends ago, I did a simple luncheon meat fried rice with a couple of side dishes.

I had got the recipes once again from the Noobcook and they were all well-received by my family!

First up, BRAISED BROCCOLI IN DANGUI AND CHICKEN STOCK.

Full recipe here (I used prawns instead of scallops).

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All the above 3 vegetables were steamed. Very healthy! Additionally danggui was used to enhance the chicken stock.

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I googled and found a way to cook juicy succulent prawns. The trick is this…

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Cold water!

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After placing the prawns into boiling water for 1-2 minutes till it is cooked just nice, I took them out and threw them into the icy cold water to prevent them from further cooking. This really made a difference as the prawns ended up tasting oh so springy and fresh!

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Secondly, I baked TOFU, BEEF & CHEESE. It was an easy and yet exciting recipe to follow… check it out here.

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^Giving my minced beef a good massage after adding the yummy marinade sauce.

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I sliced my tofu and placed them at the base of the baking dish. I should have used a less watery type of tofu as this one I used produced a little too much water at the end.

Here is the semi cooked beef after stir frying, laid on top of the tofu slices.

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Now, here comes the yummiest part.

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Throwing my entire packet of shredded mozzarella cheese to more than cover the beef. At this point, I was sure this dish would turn out well.  Which dish could fail miserably with that much cheese?? Winking smile

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Here is the end result!

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This was so yummy! I definitely could do this again for parties!

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Lastly, here is dessert – cooling and refreshing CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA JELLY. The recipe is here. As per the recipe, I added wolfberries which are supposedly good for the eyes.

I hunted high and low around my neighbourhood to find these rubber jelly moulds. They didn’t come cheap at S$3.50 a piece!

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1 packet of the Konnyaku powder I used yielded 10 pieces of jellies.

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I will continue to put in good effort to try new delicious and healthy recipes for my family! Do you have any ideas for easy, fast homecooked food? Do share!

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