children were out this evening, so wife & i had dinner at home ourselves on 24.7.2016. ^^
made 3 dishes this evening-
1. seafood paella
2. grilled & slow braised pork ribs (new recipe)
3 sauteed garlic squid with egg yolk
the 3 dishes were not comparable with foc in the looks department of course.
still, though i used frozen prime ribs from sheng shiong, i think flavour & texture wise it almost approximates the kurobuta ribs at foc, so it was very good ribs.
this a new preparation i created, will post the recipe later.
i charred/browned the pork ribs before the fine braising in a 95degC oven for 5hrs.
so pork ribs were very tender, and i also created a very tasty marinade.
i tried to brown the ribs again after braising, so it blackened a bit from the marinade.
not decided yet whether this step is necessary. if i do it then i will wipe off the marinade first.
the sauteed garlic squid had too much sauce need a bit of adjustment. taste was quite good though nothing special.
i didn’t think foc squid dish was special in any case, but still a good dish to have for group dinners & will try to improve it.
paella was very tasty, rice texture was ok but maybe should make it a bit harder in the middle
instead of frying the prawns & squid in butter, i just added to the rice before putting in a 210degC oven.
& i added some butter to the rice at the end of cooking & turning off the fire.
prawns were tasty & great texture & flavours.
sotong was also tasty & just right.