Quick Meal : Sweet & Sour Tuna Fillet

I have the habit of keeping some frozen fish fillet in the freezer. Just incase I don’t have the time to do marketing or incase that hungry man my dear husband suddenly wanna eat dinner when I’m very not prepared. This is what two days ago. I planned to take a break and eat out. But he wanted a dinner at home. So… I’m gonna cook a ONE DISH meal.

I’ve got two beautiful frozen Tuna Steak in the fridge. Imported from UK. Good stuff! 😀

I don’t know what to do with it except lightly pan-fried it and give abit of soy sauce and put some garnishing. That’s the most plain way of cooking fish, which can be quite boring at times.

Just a simple dinner for two, I don’t wanna cook two dishes. Sometimes, I just settle with only one dish with rich flavor, serve with steamed rice. That’s it. But the dish must be balanced also. Since I’ve got fish, and rice. The next thing I need is veggies.

So, here.. I planned to cook sweet & sour fish! With all the ingredients here…

I’ve got tomatoes, onions, & bla bla bla… It should be good enough. And ingredients as follows :

Ingredients
2 Tuna Steak. Or any kinds of fish that you prefer.
1 Onion
1 Tomato
1 Red Chilli
1 Green Chilli
1 Spring Onions
3 slices of Ginger, Julienned
some salted vegetable (optional)
1 tablespoons of rice vinegar
4 to 5 tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup
1 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of fish sauce (or soy sauce)
few dashes of pepper to taste
1 cup of water
some starch water (2 to 3 tbsp of water + a tbsp of corn flour / tapioca flour)

There’s no recipe that you need to follow strictly for such dishes here. Infact, I just cook it based on my common sense. So, just relax and don’t stress yourself so much. It’s not that difficult.

Method
1. Pan-Fry your fish till cooked / light brown. Set aside.
2. A tablespoons of oil, stir fry ginger till fragrant, add in the rest of the ingredients. Keep abit of red chilli & spring onion for garnishing. Give it a toss.
3. Add in all the seasoning except starch water. Simmer for about 2 – 3 minutes.
4. Add in starch water, stir well. And the sauce will get thickened.
5. Heat off, pour the sweet & sour sauce on the fish. Garnish & serve.

I told ya.. It’s not difficult! 😀

While the rice cooker is cooking the rice, what you need to do is to prepare this kind of ONE DISH meal. I think that is good enough for a simple weekday dinner 🙂

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Wallet Eggs (荷包蛋). The best & simple way to enjoy fried eggs

 

I made this over the weekend. Nothing special to hoo-haa about. I just cracked two eggs on my pan. Fried my eggs plainly. No other crap out of it. Although I know many other ways to prepare egg dishes, but still, I love eating fried eggs in a simple way. And for no reason, sometimes I will crave for it.

Now take a look at the naked eggs dancing on the pan…

When we are eating out, we always eat eggs with something. In an omelette, or a sandwich, or a toast to soak up the runny but gooey yolk, or whatever. Because the list will goes on and on if I were to continue to write about it.

There are many different terms to describe fried eggs. But the common ones that we usually recognised is fried eggs, sunny side up or over-easy …

  • A style known simply as ‘fried’ — eggs are fried on both sides with the yolks broken until set or hard. This is what I’m doing now… And I love it.
  • Sunny side up’ — cooked only on one side; yolk is liquid; the egg white is often still a bit runny as well.
  • Over easy’ cooked on both sides; the yolk is a light runny and the egg white is not fully cooked. It’s also commonly referred to as dippy eggs. (Dipping toast into the yolk while eating).

The Chinese fry the egg on both sides, often lightly salted or with soy sauce (or fish sauce). Which I always did. It can also be garnished with sliced spring onion. It is called 荷包蛋, which is literally “Wallet Egg”. This is it… The egg yolk just done nicely, with abit soft in texture, but not runny. The side of the egg whites is gently charred, but not over cooked.

My beautiful 荷包蛋 (Wallet Eggs) with fish sauce dressing. Why is it fish sauce? Because eggs and fish sauce is “perfect-match”. You could use the traditional way by using soy sauce. I do, sometimes. Depends on my mood. I could even caramelized it with a gently burnt soy sauce. I think this is the best and simple way to enjoy fried eggs.

So, are you gonna fry some Wallet Eggs for yourself tonight?