Monday, November 5, 2007

Mussel Soup

Ingredients
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Onions
Carrots
Whole Black Peppercorns
Oyster Mushrooms
Cilantro
Mussels
Sugar
Beef / Chicken Powder
Bay Leaves

Preparation
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1. Put onions, bay leaves, black pepper, cilantro, some sugar and beef or chicken seasoning in pot.
2. Add water and bring to boil, let it go for about 10 - 15 minutes.
3. Throw mushrooms in. When mushroom is cooked, throw mussels in.
4. Serve when mussels are done.

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Tom Yum Spaghetti

Here it is, yet another week. Yet another creation! As requested by a certain special someone.

Ingredients
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Seafood
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Mussels
Shrimp
Squid

Aromatics
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Cilantro
Garlic
Onion
Birdseye chili / Chili Padi
Limes

Veggies
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Ong-choy\Water Convolulous\Kang-kong
Oyster Mushrooms

Others
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Spaghetti / Yellow noodles
Tom Yum paste

Preparation
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This is a pretty easy one too if you're used to frying noodles / fried rice.

1. Boil some water and make the spaghetti. Salt the water a little for taste.
2. Heat some oil in a wok, brown garlic. When garlic is done, brown onion.
3. Throw in Tom Yum paste to taste. I used about 2 table spoons. Fry everything for a while to release the aromas. Warning : this stuff will make you cough like pepper spray.
4. Throw in all the seafood. When everything changes color, it's about done.
5. Throw in the chilies, and the cilantro. Save a little for garnish later.
6. Squeeze half the lime in. Cook for a while longer.
7. Now throw in the noodles, the mushrooms and the ong-choy. Mix everything well. The noodles will cook a little more and everything will dry out a little in the wok. When the vegetables are done. Turn off the heat and plate.

Serving suggestion : Throw on a little cilantro and provide lime for taste. The fresh lime makes all the difference.

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