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Monday, February 4, 2013

Meatballs, Fried Beancurd Skin Porridge

CNY [Chinese New Year] 2013 is coming soon in February and this period should be quite a busy time for me with lots of CNY cookies to bake for my MIL, mum and some close relatives.   Last year, I didn't bake any cookies cos' the family was mourning our Pa's passing.   Whenever, I'm busy baking cookies, I'll prepare easy meals [preferably 1 Dish Meal] for the family to avoid over working myself.

This porridge is quick to cook yet delicious with meatballs, fish maw and fried beancurd skin.  I served this porridge with a quick stir fry leafy vegetables.  It's as appetising however simple after several hours of hard work in the kitchen.

Ingredients
[serves 3]
200 gm minced meat -marinate with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, dash of pepper and 1 tsp cornstarch
30 gm fish maw - soaked and cut into thick strips
1 piece fried beancurd skin - cut into thick strips
1 tbsp preserved salted vegetable - dong cai - rinsed
some fried garlic with oil
1 cup rice
1.5 litre water [or enough to cook porridge/broth]
1 spring onion - cut into 1" length
Seasoning
1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp msg or chicken stock granules
dash of sesame oil
dash of pepper
  1. Combine and mix marinade to minced meat and shape into small balls.
  2. Bring water to boil, add in dong cai and fish maw.   Once water boils add in the meat balls and rice.
  3. Bring to a boil again, add in seasoning to taste.  Boil for a few minutes or cook porridge to the consistency preferred.
  4. Add in fried beancurd skin.  Cover pot and off fire.
  5. Leave for about 5-10 minutes before serving with fried garlic and spring onions.

7 comments:

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Kimmy! You always impress me with your no-frills home cooking!

kimmy said...

Hi Chef, thanks for the comment. Being busy and trying hard to serve healthy food for the family, I've to try mostly no frills home cooking. You may notice the photos taken weren't elaborate cos' I don't have much time for it. My hubby loves to have his meals 'hot' from the stove.

kimmy said...

Hi Chef, thanks for the comment. Being busy and trying hard to serve healthy food for the family, I've to try mostly no frills home cooking. You may notice the photos taken weren't elaborate cos' I don't have much time for it. My hubby loves to have his meals 'hot' from the stove.

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Kimmy, your porridge has lots of goodies in it, yummy. Its so expensive to buy fish maw nowadays, we only reserved them for that special pot of soup for cny dinner. Happy cny to you and family!

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is another very tasty one dish meal. I am starting to love porridge especially with meatballs and other goodies. Will try this porridge soon!

kimmy said...

Hi Esther, there are various quality of fish maw. The one I used is only average quality but it's good. Happy CNY to you and family.

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I love to cook everything in one pot whenever I'm not in the mood to think of menu for dinner.

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