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Monday, June 10, 2013

Step By Step Recipes - Chinese Fried Wonton and Shrimp Balls


Chinese culinary history is believed to have dated back to a thousand years already and over time it has also incorporated and blended with the cuisines of other cultures and traditions too. However, the styles and tastes of Chine vary with each region, which has wonderfully led to a dazzling array of techniques, ingredients and even eating styles. Here's a look at two of the most popular Chinese step by step recipes, fried wonton and shrimp balls.

Fried Wonton

To prepare fried wonton, you will require the following ingredients - 1/2pound minced pork, 12 chopped bay scallops, 1 pack wonton skins, three peeled and chopped water chestnuts, 1lightly beaten egg, two coriander sprigs, ½ teaspoon sesame oil, ½ teaspoon corn flour, ½ teaspoon fish sauce, salt, white pepper and oil for deep frying.

To cook this easy to follow recipe, mix bay scallops, minced pork, water chestnuts, corn flour and chopped coriander into a bowl, and then add half of the beaten egg (the other half will be used for wrapping the wonton). Mix these ingredients properly, and then and the white pepper, salt and fish sauce. Set aside, and wrap the wontons with the wonton skins, and fry these in a wok filled with cooking oil. Serve hot, and season with chilli sauce or ketchup.

Fried Shrimp Balls

To prepare fried shrimp balls with wonton skin, you will need the following ingredients - one teaspoon salt or fish sauce, one pound raw shrimp, one teaspoon sugar, 1 table spoon corn starch, 1 lightly-beaten egg white, ½ teaspoon sesame oil, one table spoon oil, wonton skins and a few dashes of white pepper.
To cook, de-vein the shrimp and toss it aside. Then, using a mini food processor, beat the egg white until it becomes frothy, and add the raw shrimp, along with the other seasonings. Carefully blend these ingredients until they form a shrimp paste. Next, cut the wonton skins into very small strips and place them on a flat surface.

Form the shrimp paste into balls and roll them in a bed of wonton skin, but ensure that the wonton skin will evenly coat the shrimp balls. Next, deep fry the shrimp balls in a wok, until they get golden brown. Serve with hot sauce, or preferably Thai sweet chilli sauce.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

How to Make Pineapple and Coconut Banana Bread


I've always loved recipes that look complicated and involved, but are actually easy and quick to make. This is one of my favorites. You can just about mix everything in a bread pan and throw it in the oven. This weekend I had a craving for something sweet yet chewy, so I threw some pineapple chunks, coconut and oatmeal into my banana bread recipe and it turned out fantastic!

Served with a dollop of greek yogurt, this turned out naturally sweet, chewy and most of all moist. I think my banana bread will have to give way to this Pineapple and Coconut Banana Bread I threw together.
This bread we've enjoyed eating for breakfast is simply stuffed with yummy bites of banana and pineapple. You just can't take a bit without tasting one - which is exactly what I was going for, so I'm happy. OK, I've been squealing around the house all day; I'm just so proud of myself.

I put a dollop of greek peach yogurt on the top, and fresh strawberries to compliment our breakfast, and wow, did it! All the natural sweetness melded together and really created the perfect breakfast dish.
I had hoped to make the leftover pieces into thick french toast, but we nibbled them down to crumbs. I'll have to try that another day.
Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup drained pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine banana, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a small bowl.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Add pineapple, nuts and coconut, gently stir to mix.
  6. Spoon batter into a bread pan.
  7. Sprinkle coconut on top of the bread to garnish.
  8. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a wire rack, in the pan, for about 15 minutes
  10. Remove the bread from the pan after 15 minutes and cool thoroughly on the rack.
The easiest way to mash a banana, is to do it in the skin. Slightly break open the top, and gently squeeze the banana until it feels mushy. Peel off one side, and finish with a fork. I took one banana and sliced it for nice big banana chunks in the bread.

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