~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Bean curd ala shark's fin!!
ingredients: silken tofu 1 pack crab meat, fresh or canned, 170 g oil 2 tbsp 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1/2 cup chicken or fish stock (can replace with the liquid from the canned crab) dash of pepper dash of sesame oil 2 tbsp corn flour mixed with 4 tbsp cold water chopped coriander leaves chopped spring onion
method: drain and flake crab to remove any bony tissue. Reserve liquid if using. heat the oil in a small pan and gently fry onions and ginger for a minute or so, stirring, until ginger starts to turn golden and onions are softened. Add stock and crab meat and heat through. Season with pepper and add cornflour mixture. Stir over medium heat until sauce boils and thickens. Add tofu, spoon sauce over and heat until just it is to come to a boil. Taste and add salt if necessary. Add dash of sesame oil, top with coriander and spring onions. Serve with rice.
slightly modified from Charmine Solomon's Chinese Cookbook
comments: this tastes like sharkfins!!! ha....just the sauce..cos of the starch and crab meat....!! Very easy and yummy...oh and do not substitute the crab meat with crab sticks, flavours are too different.....i got my can from Coles...new product apparently. :)
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
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