Monday, July 30, 2012

Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki sauce
Black pepper

1. Marinate the salmon with teriyaki sauce and pepper for about 10 minutes.
2. Heat up the pan and sizzle the marinated salmon. Turn once. Sprinkle some pepper over it.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Plain Cold Soba

Soba noodle
A bowl of ice water
5 tbsp of Tsuyu, diluted

1. Cook the soba noodle in boiling water till soft (approximately 4 mins).
2. Rinse the cooked soba in cold water at least twice.
3. Serve cold soba with Tsuyu and any dishes of your choice like Teriyaki Beef, Katsu or Salmon (refer to Teriyaki Salmon ).

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pan-fried Steak

Scotch fillets
Black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
A cube of butter
A clove of garlic
2 tbsp of lemon juice

1. Season the fillet with pepper, salt and brush it with olive oil.
2. Heat up the pan for 5 minutes to ensure that the pan is hot enough for the meat to sizzle.
3. Cook one side till the side of the fillet is seen cooked. Turn the fillet and brush it with garlic and butter. Cook it till desired degree of doneness.
4. Rest the steak on a plate for 3 minutes after cooking.
5. Shift the steak to serving plate, put the juices back to pan to cook and add in lemon juice to make sauce.
6. Pour the sauce over the steak.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cheese Baked Potatoes

5 baby potatoes
2 tbsp of milk or cream
30g of butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheese (of your choice)

1. Boil or microwave potatoes till soft. Remove the skin and press or mash them with a fork.
2. Bring the mashed potatoes to slow fire and add butter and milk. Stir to mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Spoon the potatoes into bowl shaped aluminum foils. Sprinkle with cheese and bake in oven at 200 deg C for 15 mins or till golden brown.
4. Garnish with parsley.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Chilli Garlic Prawn

5 prawns, peeled
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of garlic butter (refer to Garlic Butter)
Parsley and chilli flakes

1. Melt the garlic butter in pan and fry the garlic till golden brown.  Add in the prawns and cook well.
2. Add parsley and chilli flakes.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sushi Rice

1 cup of Japanese rice, cooked
2 tbsp of rice vinegar
1.5 tbsp of sugar
Salt (a pinch)

1. Heat vinegar and sugar till sugar dissolved. Put aside to cool.
2. Pour the mixture into the cooked hot rice, gently fold in to combine them. Fan the rice until rice is cool.

*Ready rice can be used for hand rolls (the easiest) and sushi rolls.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Garlic Butter

250g of salted butter, softened
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Pepper and parsley

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mixed them thoroughly.
2. Store in a container and place in the refrigerator.

Done! now you are ready to serve...


2 egg whites
110g of castor sugar
1/2 tsp of vinegar
120g of fresh whipping cream
Fresh fruits (strawberries, kiwi and etc)

1. Preheat the oven at 150 deg C.
2. Beat egg whites until soft peaks. Add in sugar and vinegar and continue beat until stiff.
3. Pile the mixture on a baking paper and shape into two squares (10cm x 10cm). Bake at 110 deg C for 1.5 hours (reduce temperature if the mixture turns dark)
4. Pipe whipped cream and place fruits onto the meringue.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Creamy Mushroom Soup

1 small onion, chopped
50g of butter
250g of fresh mushrooms, sliced
50g of plain flour
500ml of chicken stock
250ml of milk
Salt, pepper and parsley

1. Melt butter in a pan and fry onions gently. Add mushrooms and cook gently until soft. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the chicken stock.
2. Bring the mixture to boil, until the soup is thick. Stir in the milk. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 25 minutes.
3. Garnish with parsley.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Baked Cheesecake

2 blocks of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2/3 cups of castor sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of corn flour
1 tbsp of yogurt
250g of biscuits (Marie or mcVitie's)
100g of butter

1. Crush biscuits in food processor and press crumbs on the base of baking tray. Place in fridge whiling preparing the filling.
2. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Beat cream cheese, sugar and corn flour until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well. Fold in butter, vanilla extract and yogurt.
3. Pour mixture into the chilled base and bake for 45 minutes or until just firm to the touch.

Done! now you are ready to serve...

Egg Tarts with Caramel

1 sheet of frozen prerolled puff pastry
125g of creme fraiche
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 orange
5 tbsp of castor sugar
Ground cinnamon

1. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the pastry sheet, roll it and cut into 6 pieces. Put them in muffin tin and press to mould the pastry into the holes. Bake at 200 deg C for 10 minutes.
2. Combine creme fraiche, 1 tbsp castor sugar, vannila extract, orange zest and egg into a bowl. Mix well.
3. Take the muffin tin out of the oven, spoon the creme fraiche mixture into the tart cases, and return to the oven for 8 mins.
4. Squeeze orange juice into a small heated pan and add in the remaining castor sugar. Stir a few times till the mixture is caramelized. Spool some caramel over each tarts and put aside to set.

Done! now you are ready to serve...