Monday, January 23, 2017

Cebu Style Dimsum Steamed Rice Topping

Steamed Rice Topping (Dimsum Cebu)

Pork, sliced in cubes
Chicken, sliced in cubes
Canned Sliced Mushrooms
Frozen Green Peas
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce 
2 tbsp Sesame Oil
3 tbsp Cornstarch
Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth - optional, you can use chicken cube seasoning
Soy Sauce
Onion, minced
Garlic, minced

1. Heat pan and once it's ready add your choice of oil. 
I've been using only coconut oil for cooking. Saute onion and garlic.

2. After I prepared the pork and chicken, I immediately seasoned it a little bit with salt and pepper.
Saute pork, chicken and shrimp. Cover and allow it's own water to come out. Adjust heat to medium.
If you are going to use the chicken cube seasoning, you can it at this point.

3. Add chicken broth or water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until your meat is ready.

4. Taste your broth. Add soy sauce as needed. Add 2 tbsp of oyster sauce. Simmer.

5. Mix cornstarch with cold water. Add the mixture, starting with only half of it so you can control the thickness of your sauce.

3. Add 2 tbsp sesame oil, the sliced mushroom and green peas. Simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Pour your topping on your choice of steamed rice. Serve.

I got this recipe from my sister in law. I sliced the meat larger than the original dimsum rice topping. 
This is for husband's lunch today and I had a small serving on top of rice for breakfast.

I also experimented with the sauce and came up with a different topping.
I marinated the pork with Worcestershire sauce and used hot sesame oil.

I liked this recipe better but husband likes the cebu style dimsum topping.

Happy Windy Monday from New York!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Baked Tilapia with Garlic Butter

Happy New Year! We still have a lot of frozen meat from last year in our freezer which means I haven't been cooking that much during the holidays. We had a lot of parties during the holidays either at my parents' or at my in laws' place so we've been having leftovers whenever we're home.

I'm looking forward to emptying our freezer as soon as possible and hopefully that would also mean more blog worthy kind of meals.

Today, I prepared Baked Tilapia with Garlic Butter for husband's lunch.


3 tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, minced

👉 Preheat oven to 350 F
👉 While waiting for the oven to get ready, 
melt 3 tbsp butter  in a pan with the lowest heat of the stove. 
Add the garlic, a dash of paprika and a dash of pepper.

👉 Wash and dry the tilapia with a paper towel.
👉 Rub salt and pepper on both sides of your fish.

👉 Put the tilapia on your pan and pour the butter, 
arranging the garlic on top of the fish.

👉 Bake for 15 minutes and then 
move the baking pan to the upper rack of the oven 
for another 5 minutes to kind of roast the garlic.

I tasted the fish and I really liked it. 
I particularly love the taste of garlic, salt and pepper. 

Now scouting for more tilapia recipes because we have a ton to cook!