Thursday, 3 April 2008

Lamb chops

They were on special offers and I couldn't resist it.
Easy to cook, simply grill or pan fry and serve with your favourite vegetables or salads.

Salmon Fish Head with Chinese Mustard And Tofu Soup

Couldn't believe it when I saw it on sale. Bought a pack in preparation to cook the above.
I love stir frying Chinese Mustard with abalone mushrooms too.

Nonetheless, was feeling teary when I prepared the salmon head earlier as I thought of mum. The fins are one of my favourite parts of the fish. I am going to reserve it to grill on another day.

Am feeling a tad lazy after a hearty lunch with the pan fried skate.

To be continued .......

I better pan fried the fish parts first before the tenant got home.

The cleaver we have is pathetic thus I am leaving the fish whole minus the fins and another fish head for another day. Yipppeeeeeeeeeee two more meals for other days.


Wash and pat dry fish head. Season lightly with white pepper and salt.

Pan fry fish head in pot used for the soup. After the fish head had been turned over once, add in two slices of ginger, when they are golden brown, add in Chinese mustard and water, just enough to cover all ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for at least one and a half hour with lid on. Do not be tempted to uncover lid during simmering. Just leave it alone. Adjust seasoning according to your taste. Garnish with fresh coriander and spring onions.

Soup is simmering now and I couldn't wait to enjoy it.
A piece of fresh chilli (slit in the centre) was added during the last ten minutes of cooking .
The silken tofu added in during the last five minutes of cooking were left in big blocks lest they broke up into smaller pieces.
Extremely satisfied with the soup. The fish head was very fresh thus ginger wasn't necessary for the next lot.
I will still continue using ginger if purchased at the supermarket but the fish bought this morning was freshly prepared.

Pan Fried Skate

Skates are a kite shaped fish that have a flat body and two wings. The wings are the only part of the fish that is consumed.
Have you tried it?
It’s taste a bit like stingray but oh my goodness, the flaky white, sweet meat running along the line of the bone is so yummy.
Oooooooooo my heart was racing when I saw it today and it was a must buy beside the salmon fish head.
I am so hungry now and waiting for the rice to be cooked.
To be continued ….

My dearest friends in Spain, Isabella and Mary Margaret, lunch would be more satisfying if it was shared.
I know how much both of you love it too and what an excellent time we have had sharing it previously.

Enjoy the photographs.


The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. - Confucius


Was so excited yesterday when I chanced upon tuo chai. I am not sure of the name in English.
Shall take a foto later. Chatted with the owner of a small chinese grocery shop yesterday and asked her where can I buy fish head to cook with it. Hehehehehehehehe, so excited leh, today is Gourmet Thursday and hopefully I am able to buy some.

Am feeling sad thinking about it as mum absolutely love fish in any form. It would be so wonderful if we can enjoy it together.

Moi needs to venture out now and kekekekekekekekeke, fish head fish head here I come.

Have a safe and wonderful day everyone.