made a simple homecooked meal this evening on 17.6.2015.^^
wife wanted porridge & i was thinking of the nice porridge in hong kong, like at keung kee chicken porridge 强记鸡粥.
i had a leftover piece of cod so decided to steam it. that went very well with the porridge. i did that for my recent 6-course anniversary dinner as well.^^
for the cod-
add 2 tablespoon olive oil & 1 to 2 tablespoon light soy sauce (to taste)
cut chilli padi & some spring onions (i did not have spring onions & i cut the green part of a leek in very fine julienne.
placed in a dish & steamed (about 10mins).
cod was really excellent! tender, sweet, tasty, oily flavours. 🙂
for the porridge-
wash 1 cup rice & put in a dutch oven with 1.5l water.
add oil, 2 pieces dried scallops, and a chicken drumstick quarter with skin removed (i used breast meat as i did not have the drumstick which is better with the bone), and boiled for 1.5 to 2 hrs until rice is broken up into consistent smooth texture. add water where required.
i also made some minced chicken balls (did not have minced pork), marinated with fish sauce & pepper.
the porridge was very nice. i think hong kong standard, very smooth & sweet. wife & daughter had several helpings.
i had some broccoli so did a fried broccoli with garlic 蒜蓉炒-
add 1 cut chilli padi, 2 teaspoon chopped garlics, & fry with the broccoli stems until soft then add the broccoli.
add 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 2 teaspoon fish sauce, 2 teaspoon cornflour & some water. add to the pan & cover.
simple & nice, tasty broccoli.
it was a very enjoyable dinner for 3pax, simple & easy to prepare.