I had some leftover Japanese radish "daikon" from my Oden dinner a few nights ago, and wanted to finish the remaining half of it. Hence decided to do yet another simple Japanese dish. If you have some radish and leftover carrots or potatoes, you can all of them into the stew for a hearty home-cooked meal with that awesome Japanese flavour.
Read on for the recipe:
Chicken & Daikon Nimono Recipe
5 Ways to Use Balsamic Vinegar
In the culinary world, there are always constantly changing tendencies in tastes and styles. As the public's openness to new and special flavors widens, so to must the dishes and chefs who produce them change also. But, despite all of the changes, some things always stay the same. The use of quality ingredients such as. Listed below are five new strategies to use aged balsamic vinegar.
1. In cocktails
A good green vinegar may be utilised in various ways. One of that will please nearly everyone- in a delicious cocktail. With its sweet flavors, it may be mixed with soda water to produce the foundation for some quite sophisticated and flavorful cocktails. Paired with a solid whiskey, the mix can create a very unique taste palette for new and traditional cocktails alike. Try it in your next bourbon or rye whiskey established drink.
2. As a marinade
Creating your own marinade does not need to be a hassle. Start with a tasty green vinegar plus you can concoct your own personal family recipe marinade in no time in any way. Simply using a delicious mustard and a superior balsamic can give you a great jump off stage. Use it to marinate red meat, portabella mushrooms, and even tofu.
3. Create a Reduction
This works well with a high quality aged item. Reduce it down into a sweet and complex flavoured syrup that can be used to sweeten dessert or to add sauces to various savoury dishes alike. The syrup can be drizzled over ice cream or utilised as a loaf, pies, or pastries. The sky is your limit with reductions.
4. As a Broth
Sprinkle some on your next dish that requires a broth and you will notice the complexity it adds. A profound and intriguing sweetness can be added to braised dishes such as baked chicken, spare ribs, brisket, and even pork-belly. Sprinkle a discount to the salad and you've got the perfect side as well.
5. Add to Soups
Try adding a good green vinegar as the base for your routine soup recipe. You will find that a top quality product will include a strong flavor that can bring out the sweetness from the vegetables and yet enhance the salty savoury taste of whatever dish you are making. Rather than using just bullion, replace balsamic or throw in raw vegetables marinated beforehand. There are a multitude of ways in which you can increase your taste profile to the next level.
Who knew that this fixing was so essential and versatile. Use it to enhance all your future meals and also to impress your friends at your next dinner party.
I've been shopping at Sheng Siong of late, especially during the Circuit Breaker period. Sheng Siong is well-known for their fresh seafood section, and every supermarket visit I would pass by the section, taking a cursory glance at the great selection of fish for sale. I have always wanted to do cook a fish dish. So, yesterday, while doing my grocery shopping, I decided to get a piece of fish for the Thai steamed Fish with Lime and Garlic. (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว)
It turned out that it was not too difficult to cook this dish (which is often what you order at any Thai restaurants). Very simple and not too complicated. On my first attempt I got the taste all correct - here's the recipe in case you are keen to try it too.
Steamed Fish With Lime and Garlic Recipe (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว)
Pla kapong neung manao (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว), or Thai steamed barramundi fish with lime sauce, is a favorite seafood dish for many Thais. Make this recipe at home and you're in for a real steamed fish!
For the fish:
1. Make sure your fish is scaled and gutted, and then score the fish with 3 diagonal incisions on each side of the fish. Cut off the top halves of the lemongrass, bruise, and stuff the lemongrass into the cavity of the fish. Steam the fish over high boiling water for about 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size of your fish.
2. In a saucepan, heat the chicken stock until it comes to a boil, and then toss in the sugar, reduce heat, and boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
3. Mince the garlic, chillies, and cilantro, and mix into the chicken stock soup, along with fish sauce and lime juice. Stir gently and then taste test. Make sure it's sour, and balanced with a hint of sweetness.
4. When the fish is fully steamed, transfer it to a serving platter (with edges to keep in the soup), garnish with a bed of Chinese celery, and place the fish on the platter. Gently scoop on all the sauce over the fish, putting most of the garlic and chilies on the top of the fish.
5. Make sure you eat with steamed rice!
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