Delicious 4pax Home Dinner with WM & J on 24Jun2018

5 dinner dishes

WM & J came by for 4pax home dinner on 24.6.2018.

i made –

1 claypot rice👍👍👍
2 葱焖鸦片鱼头👍👍
3 花雕酒蒸小黄鱼 (model after steam 鲥鱼sauce)
4 仿冰菜using lettuce (not successful)
5 fried romaine lettuce 油麦菜

J brought yongtaufu & indian mangoes👍

we took the ytf with the dinner. it was very good. 🙂

葱焖鸦片鱼头

the 葱焖鸦片鱼头 dish was excellent! the flesh is flaky & tasty like cod, and the head has soft bone structure like salmon…the perfect fish head!

鸦片鱼头 is a flatfish not available in singapore. WT brought 2 halves fish head for me from shanghai during his last trip back here. before that he brought me 2 also which i cooked for family.

wife & i prefer the scallion baked preparation at old jesse 老吉士 in shanghai. ^^

we had that during our trip in sep2017. later WM& i had the hk steamed preparation at 陈记 during our nov2017 shanghai trip. wife & i just returned from shanghai last week & we had at 陈记 on 16.6.2018. 🙂

anyhow 鸦片鱼头 is just so good any preparation is good la..

claypot rice

my claypot chicken rice is a perennial favourite.

claypot rice

claypot rice

J declared she had 3 bowls…lol!

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

i experimented with the  鲥鱼style preparation.

the key is of course first the fish, second the sauce.

i didn’t have the fish, so it was about the sauce…i used <1 flat tbsp sugar, 1tbsp white vinegar, 5 tbsp shaoxing wine & 1 tbsp light soy sauce. the sauce was very good.

小黄鱼 is a sweet tasty fish but it is not  鲥鱼, so quite incomplete & didn’t make much impact does not add much to the dish as 小黄鱼 could be done any number of ways…

lettuce冰菜not successful

the lettuce冰菜not successful, a failure.

i took it out of the freezer & put back, and the veg sort of wilted. had to be just right timing & eat upon taking out of freezer…anyway texture aside, it does not have the sweetness of 冰菜 and is a bit “siap” = astringent…

fried romaine lettuce

romaine lettuce 油麦菜 lettuce was the usual, a very nice vegetable dish. 🙂

me in the kitchen

WM took a video of me in the kitchen..

claypot rice

claypot rice

claypot rice very appealing to palate.

葱焖鸦片鱼头

葱焖鸦片鱼头 before baking 10mins in 250degC oven, adding 2.5 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp & 2tbsp olive oil & some cut chilli padi.

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

the 鲥鱼style preparation is done steaming the fish & discarding the liquid, then adding the prepared sauce & topping up with sliced ginger & ham 金华火腿

dinner dishes, the not ready 鸦片鱼头not ready yet

we had a wonderful dinner just 4 of us, and a great time to chill & chat afterwards.

c.h.e.f andy

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