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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Chinese Doughnuts

Brown sugar 170 gms.
Hot water 3/4 cup
Rice flour,seived 330 gms.
Baking powder 60 gms.
Dry sherry 1 tbsp.
Coconut, grated 60 gms.
Peanut, roasted & crushed 60 gms.
Castor sugar 3 tbsps.
Sesame seeds, roasted 60 gms.
Oil for frying

Take hot water and dissolve the sugar in it and then add the sherry.
Allow to cool.
Add baking powder to the flour and make a stiff dough of this(do not knead).
Roll the dough to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Cut this roll into 1/2 " slices and then flatten to 2" in diameter.
Mix the coconut, peanuts and castor sugar together and place a tablespoon of this filling in the middle of each slice.
Now bring the edge of each slice together and then roll it to form a ball.
Put sesame seeds on a plate and roll each ball in it.
Deep fry in the oil till golden brown.
Serve at room temperature.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Steamed Moon Salmon

4 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 dash sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon julienned fresh ginger
1 tablespoon Chinese black bean and garlic sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

Begin heating water in the bottom of steamer pot.

Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Stir in black bean sauce and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in chicken broth; set aside.

Rinse salmon, and pat dry. Season each side lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a small shallow pan. Spoon black bean mixture over salmon. Place in steamer pot over boiling water.

Steam for 10 to 12 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables