Thursday, May 31, 2012

Steamed whole Tilapai with Soy Bean Paste

 Steamed whole Tilapai with Soy Bean Paste; ปลานิลนึ่งเต้าเจี้ยว. I wanted to buy whole fish to grill with lemongrass but they cut my fish in half. I steamed with soy beans paste instead of grill. It was good and delicious too.

1) 2.39 Lbs whole tilapia
2) 2 small roots ginger
3) 2 Tbsp salted soy bean
4) 1 tsp thin soy sauce
5) 1 Tbsp sugar
6) 4-5 Tbsp water
7) 12 fresh chilies
8) 5 sprigs cilantro
9) 15 cloves garlic
10) 4 green onion

1) Scraped and clean the fish very well.

2)  I use salt to get rid of the smell from the fish.
3 ) Score the fish at an angle all the way to the bones on both sides to help it cook faster and the sauce get through the fish better.
 4) Heat water in a steamer until boiling. Then put the prepared fish in the steamer and leave it for 20-30 minutes or until the fish is cooked.

 5) On the mean time while we are steaming the fish. Peel garlic, ginger and pick up the stems of fresh chilies.
 6) Slice ginger and chilies. Chop garlic.
 7) Here is soy bean paste.
 8) Mix all ingredients; soy bean paste, thin soy sauce, sugar and water in a mixing bowl and stir well.
 9) When the fish is cooked. Dumping out the water in the dish carefully.

 10) Pour the mixing sauce all over the fishes.

 11) Place chopped garlic all over the fishes.
 12) Following the sliced ginger.
 13) And top on the plate with sliced fresh chilies.
 14) Steam for 3-5  minutes.
 15) Wash cilantro,  and green onions. Cut into 1 " length.

 16) Sprinkle on top of the fishes.
 17) Steam for one minute.
 18) Transfer the steamed fishes  to a serving dish. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baked shrimp with grass noodle

 Baked shrimp with grass noodle; Gung Op Wun Sen ้กุ้งอบวุ้นเส้น in Thai. This recipe is very easy to cook shrimp with glass noodle. I baked the whole shrimp without removing the shell on this recipe but if you prefer you can peel shrimp. This recipe you can cook on the oven or the stove. I prefer to cook on my stove this time. It turn out good and delicious.

1) 20 shrimp with shell and head.
2)  3 coils of glass noodles
3) 15 cloves fresh garlic
4) 2 " length ginger and thinly sliced
5) 1 tsp ground white pepper
6) 2 Tbsp thin soy sauce
7) 1 tsp dark soy sauce
8) 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
9) 1Tbsp  sugar
10) 1 Tbsp sesame oil
11) 1/3 Cup of water
12) 5 sprigs cilantro or Chinese celery
13) 3 green onions

1) Soak glass noodles about 10 minutes or until soft.

 2) Clean shrimp. Hold the shrimp in the middle section then removing the unwanted parts.
 3) Removing the veins: The vein looks like a dark string in the back of the shrimp.
 4)You can use a veining tool to take the vein out.
 5) Rinsing the shrimp again and this is the shrimp I want to cook with this recipe

 6) When the glass noodle is soft, drain and set a side.
 7) Peel garlic, wash dirt from cilantro and green onions.
 8) Grind while pepper.
 9) In a mixing bowl, add thin soy sauce, sesame oil, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, water and sugar.
 10) Stir until sugar dissolved.
 11) Add drained glass noodles, let noodles absorb sauces about 5 minutes.
 12) crush garlic, cilantro roots.
 13) Slice ginger.
 14) In a pot, turn the heat in  a medium to high. Add a tiny bit of sesame oil on the bottom.
 15) Place sliced ginger, crushed garlic and cilantro roots.
 16) Add shrimp.
 17) Add sauce mixture with noodles.
 18) Cover and cook in the stove for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cooked.
 19) The shrimp should have turned a nice pink or orange colour.
 20) Cut green onions and cilantro in 1 " lengh.

 21) Top with green onions and cilantro.
 22) Then cover and cook an additional 2 minutes.
23) Remove from the heat.
 24) Place on a serving plate, garnish with green onions and cilantro and enjoy !