Friday, March 27, 2015

Ca Thu Sot Ca (King Mackerel Steak with Tomato Sauce) Fried Fish Recipe

Ca Thu Sot Ca (King Mackerel Steak with Tomato Sauce)

Ingredients
2 King Mackerel Steak
1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
Frying Oil
1 Garlic Clove
2 Tomatoes
2 Tbsp. Oil
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
2 tsp. chopped Shallots
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
2 tsp. Soy Sauce
2 tsp. Sugar
1 chopped Green Onions
Black Pepper

Rinse 2 King Mackerel Steak.  Marinate the fish with 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
In a pan add in some Frying Oil.  To check if the oil is ready add in 1 Garlic Clove.  Once it's golden then add in the fish to fry.
Fry until it's golden brown. Remove and set aside.

Rinse 2 Tomatoes, dice the Tomatoes.

In a pan add 2 Tbsp. Oil. Add 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic. Add 2 tsp. chopped Shallots. Saute for a few seconds.
Add in the diced Tomatoes. Let it cook on medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes.
Add 1 tsp. Kosher Salt.  Add 2 tsp. Soy Sauce. Add 2 tsp. Sugar. Stir for a little bit. Add in the fried fish.
Let it simmer in the sauce for 3 minutes. Add in chopped Green Onions.  Add some Black Pepper.
Continue to let it simmer and soak in the sauce for another 3-5 minutes.  Remove and serve with your family meal.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Snow Fungus with Papaya Desserts Sweet Soup (Che Nam Tuyet Du Du)

Che Nam Tuyet Du Du (Snow Fungus with Papaya Desserts Sweet Soup)

Ingredients:
1 Snow Fungus
8 Red Dates
1/2 Hawaiian Papaya
3 cups Water (add more as needed)
40g Rock Sugar or to taste

Soak the Snow Fungus in warm water until it expands and soften.  Cut and remove the center.  Then cut into small pieces.
Cut 1/2 of a Papaya into small chucks and set aside.

Using a clay pot, boil 3 cups Water.
Add in the Snow Fungus, let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes. Add more water as needed. Add 40g of Rock Sugar or to your taste. Wait for it to dissolve.
Then add in about 8 Red Dates, let it boil for about 10 minutes and add in the Papaya.  Let it simmer for another 10 minutes or until the Papaya are cooked.
Remove from heat and serve hot or cold.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Madeleine Recipe Pandan Flavor (Banh Con So La Dua)

Madeleine Recipe Pandan Flavor (Banh Con So La Dua)

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Cake Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
5 tbsp. unsalted Butter
1/2 tsp. Pandan Extract

Beat 2 Eggs, add Pinch of Salt. Add 2 tsp. Vanilla Sugar. Add 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder.  Add 1/2 cup Sugar.
Slowly add in 1/2 tsp. Pandan Extract. Fold in 5 Tbsp. unsalted Butter, remember to melt it before adding it in.
Fold in 1/2 cup Cake Flour little by little, you will need to sift it before adding it in.  Sift 1/4 cup Almond Flour and fold it into batter.
Spread some butter onto the mold. Fill each mold about 3/4 full. Give it a quick tap before putting it in the oven.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-14 minutes or until the edge starts to turn brown.

Let it cool and serve.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pandan Coconut Buns (Banh Mi La Dua Nhan Dua)


Pandan Coconut Buns (Banh Mi La Dua Nhan Dua)

Ingredients:
Dough
2 1/4 cup Bread Flour (add more as needed)
2 1/4 tsp. Active Yeast
1/4 cup Pandan Juice
1/4 cup Whole Milk
1 Egg
3 Tbsp. Oil
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup Sugar

Filling
1 cup Coconut Flakes
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla Sugar
1/2 cup Water

other ingredients
Extra Coconut Flakes
Egg Wash

Warm up 1/4 cup Whole Milk, you can put in the microwave for about 30 seconds or use a thermometer to make sure it's around 95-110 degrees F.
In order for Yeast to activate. Add in 2 1/4 tsp. Active Yeast and some sugar in your milk. Set it aside. 

Add all the dry ingredients together. 2 1/4 cup Bread Flour. Add 1/4 cup Sugar. Add 1/2 tsp. Salt. Give it a quick mix.
Once the yeast has activated. Add into bowl with the flour mixture. Mix and add in 1/4 cup Pandan Juice. Add 1 Egg. Add 3 Tbsp. Oil. 
Mix together and then knead into a dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put in a warm area for 1 hour to rise.

To make the coconut filling, in a pan add 1/2 cup Water.  Add 1/2 cup Sugar.  Remember to use medium heat. Add 1/2 cup Brown Sugar.
Once it starts to melt add 1 tsp. Vinegar so it won't crystallize. Add 1/2 tsp. Salt. Add 2 tsp. Vanilla Sugar.
Add 1 cup Coconut Flakes. Stir until it thickens and becomes like a syrup. 

After 1 hour, take the dough out and divide the dough into 9 equal pieces. Roll one piece of the dough and add in the filling.
Pinch the ends together to form a bun. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter or oil. Place the bun inside.
Repeat until you have all 9 buns in your baking pan.  Cover the pan and leave in a warm area to let it rise again. Leave it for about 30 minutes. 
Spread some egg wash and sprinkle some coconut flakes on top.  Bake in over at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ca Com Kho Tieu (Clay Pot Anchovy Braised with Black Pepper)



Ca Com Kho Tieu (Clay Pot Anchovy Braised with Black Pepper)

Ingredients
6 oz. Dried Anchovy
1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots
1/2 tsp. minced Garlic
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
2 tsp. Sugar
2 Tbsps. Fish Sauce
1 tsp. chopped Green Onions
1/2 tsp. Coconut Caramel Sauce
2 Tbsps. Oil
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
2 Tbsps. Fish Sauce
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1 Tbsp. Sugar
chopped Green Onions
Black Pepper

If you prefer to eat the anchovy without the head you can remove it.
Then you will need to soak it in water for about 30 minutes. After you soak it for 30 minutes rinse it with water a few times and set it aside to air dry.
Now put the Anchovy in a bowl to marinate. Add 1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots.  Add 1/2 tsp. minced Garlic. 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper.
2 tsp. Sugar. Add 2 Tbsps. Fish Sauce. Add 1 tsp. chopped Green Onions. Add 1/2 tsp. Coconut Caramel Sauce. Mix well and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
Once you let it marinate for 30 minutes.
Using high medium heat, add 2 Tbsps. Oil into Clay Pot. Add 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic. Saute until slightly brown.  Add in the marinated Anchovy.
Let it simmer in the clay pot. Add in 2 Tbsps. Fish Sauce.
Add 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper. Add 1 Tbsp. Sugar. If it starts to boil, turn the heat to medium low and continue to let it simmer.
After about 7 minutes Add in some chopped Green Onions. You can add some more ground Black Pepper.