Friday, June 4, 2010

Miso Clam Soup

After d 1st try-out using clam as soup base, I starting searching d web for more clam broth recipe & decided to try this recipe out. Hubby & Hayden loves it!
  • 2 dozen clams, scrubbed
  • 1½ tbsp Miso paste
  • 2 tube egg tofu, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 1 med scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
  1. Rinse d clams at least 3 times to rid d sand/grit. Fill a pot with just enough water to cover d clams be4 bringing it to boil. Off d heat & remove d meat for later usage, discard d shells.
  2. Pour d clam broth through a strainer into a bigger pot. Add more water to make up 1.8l & whisk in d miso until smooth. Bring soup to a simmer over moderate heat. Add tofu & cook for 4mins.
  3. Return clams to soup to heat through. Sprinkle the scallions on top and serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sneaky Chef's Fried Rice

Was trying to lower the utility cost for d household so am trying not to use the slow cooker too often. And with my recent new part-time job, am running out of new ideas/recipe for dinner. So for tonite, I was browsing through my recipe ‘book’ (actually it’s the notes that I have on my iphone), I saw this recipe from Sneaky Chef’s book that I have never try be4. Even though I don’t have some of the ingredients, I decided to go ahead & substitute with whatever I have in d fridge. Hayden helped with the scrambled egg & because he helped, he actually mgd to finished his bowl of rice. Guess that shd give this recipe a thumbs up???

  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup white puree (subs w/green puree)
  • *whisk to2g be4 scrambling it with ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion, minced/puree
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup cooked ckn/ham/beef/pork/shrimp (subs w/3ckn hotdogs)
  • 2 cups cooked rice, cold
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup peas (subs w/thawed mixed veg)

Heat 1 tbsp oil & stir-fry minced onion/garlic/ginger for abt 2mins
Add meat & stir-fry another 2mins
Add rice & soy sauce. Toss to combine well
Add scrambled egg & veg only 1 min be4 finish cooking.

Green Puree – Serve 2 cup (I usually freeze them in batches of ¼ cup)
2 cup raw baby spinach leaves
2 cup broccoli florets + 1 cup sweet green peas
* steam broccoli for abt 10mins; add peas @ d last 2mins
** or microwave broccoli in a bowl covered with water on high for 8-10mins; add peas @ d last 2mins

Pulse spinach 1st, then add broccoli/peas & puree with 1-2tbsp water till smooth.
Can be freeze for up to 3mths
Can be added into beefy soups or stew