糖炒胡桃

 

糖炒胡桃

 

其实做这个和做炒花生差不多,区别就是花生一般会做成咸味的,这个是甜的。

Roasted Pecan with Sugar材料:

胡桃,白糖

做法:

Roasted Pecan with Sugar1、炒锅烧热,倒一点点油。

2、炉火调至中小档,把胡桃倒进去慢慢翻炒至闻到胡桃香,并听到轻微的噼啪声。

3、把白糖撒在胡桃上面,调大火,快速翻炒到大部分白糖融化。

4、盛出放凉即可。

 

Roasted Pecan with Sugar

 

Roasted Pecan with Sugar

 

Roasted Pecan with Sugar

 

I think I saw this online back a while ago, but couldn’t remember where I saw it.

Roasted Pecan with SugarIngredients:

pecan, sugar

Method:

1. Heat up skillet, add a little bit cooking oil.

Roasted Pecan with Sugar2. Set heat to medium low, pour pecan into pan.

3. Keep stirring until you can smell pecan and hear some light noise from pecan, sprinkle sugar on pecan, adjust heat to high, and stir quickly.

Add more sugar if needed, but need to be done quick.

4. Transfer to plate when most of sugar melted. Set aside to let pecan cool.

 

Roasted Pecan with Sugar

 

 

Nori

 

Nori

 

I’ve been calling this “seaweed” for years. I always feel that nori is the name for sushi wrap. But since wiki call it nori, I’ll go by wiki’s name.

This type of nori is not made for sushi, I only use it in soup. At the end of cooking, before or right after you cut heat off, tear/cut nori into small pieces, throw into soup, they’ll get soaked and spread within a minute.

Below is the wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nori

 

For dishes using nori, please click on following link:

Egg Drop Soup with Mushroom and Nori

Egg Drop Soup with Mushroom and Nori

 

 

 

Rice Wine

 

Rice Wine

 

Rice wine is made of sweet rice and yeast, It can be eat as is since rice is fully cooked. You can also cook and serve as soup.

The wine itself can be use as cooking wine and drinking wine.

I’ll post more picture when I make some next time.

Below is the link from wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_wine

 

For dishes using cellophane noodle, please check the following link:

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)

 

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)

 

Somehow, I wanted to make some sausages for a while. I know the temperature is not low enough to make some real Chinese sausage, so I did a cheat version.

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)Ingredients:

15 lb ground pork, 1 cup rice wine, 1/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup sugar, enough sausage casing, 1 funnel.

Smoking: some black tea, a old wok, a separate rack

Method:

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)Make sausage:

1. Soak sausage casing in water.

2. Mix ground pork with seasoning.

The rice wine I use is not the regular cooking wine, but a homemade wine made with sweet rice. You can also use spirit drink such as vodka, whiskey.

3. Put sausage case on the funnel, then fill casing through funnel. Tie with thread or twist casing to separate.

 

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)

 

Smoke:

Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)1. Put a sheet of foil on the bottom a old wok (old enough that you wouldn’t regret if you damage it), then put some black tea on it.

2. Lay sausage one layer on the rack, put inside of wok, cover with lid.

3. Set wok on high heat, until you see smoke full of wok. Turn off heat, let it set until the wok get clear view again.Smoked Pork Sausage (Chinese Version)

4. Repeat if needed, flip sausage upside down.

Try your best to do this smoking step outside. The smell is extremely strong.

 

猪肉香肠

 

猪肉香肠

 

突然间很想做香肠,虽然外面的天气不够冷,没办法做风干的那种中式香肠,不过,普通的香肠还是可以做的。

材料:猪肉香肠

猪肉馅 15 磅,米酒 1 杯,盐 1/4 杯,糖 1/2 杯,肠衣,漏斗,

做法:

1、把猪肉馅用米酒、盐、糖拌匀。

其实应该用白酒,不过我家里没有白酒,就用了米酒,是糯米酒酿里面的过滤出来的米酒。猪肉香肠

2、把肠衣用书泡过,套在漏斗上面。

3、把肉馅通过漏斗灌进肠衣,尽量灌满,每隔一段用线绳打结分开,或者把肠衣旋转分节。

4、做好的香肠用食品脱水机烘干或者之间煮/煎/烤熟即可。

 

猪肉香肠

 

烟熏:

这步不是必须的,经过烟熏的香肠颜色和味道都会好一些。

用具:炒锅,红茶,隔帘猪肉香肠

1、在炒锅上面放一层锡纸,上面撒一些红茶。

炒锅就用旧的,坏了也不心疼的那种吧。

2、把香肠摆放在隔帘上面,放进锅里。

3、盖上锅盖。猪肉香肠

4、炒锅用大火烧出烟,等锅里布满浓烟后关火,静置几分钟等浓烟散开,香肠就熏好了。

推荐在室外操作,因为味道太重。

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

 

I’ve been wanted to cook this for a while. Somehow, I don’t like the oven bake version, and I think pan fry would make it taste better.

Ingredients:Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

asparagus, bacon, toothpick.

Method:

1. Lay two pieces of bacon on cutting board.

2. Lay asparagus on top of bacon, then roll bacon over, cut bacon to proper length, push toothpick through asparagus, then chop asparagus to proper length.

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3. Heat up frying pan, no oil needed, lay asparagus on top, fry until bacon is done.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus          Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

4. Lay paper towel on plate, then transfer to plate, cover with paper towel, press lightly. Now it’s ready to serve.

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

 

培根卷芦笋

 

asparagus002

 

想做培根卷芦笋有些日子了,不过,我一直不是很喜欢那种卷整根芦笋的做法,所以就自己改良了一下,变成了现在这个版本。

材料:asparagus00201

培根(bacon),芦笋,牙签。

做法:

1、取两条培根,平行放在案板上。

2、把芦笋摆在培根上面,然后用培根盖住芦笋,剪去多余的培根,用牙签固定,把芦笋切短。

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3、平底锅烧热,不放油,把芦笋放进去摆好,中火把培根煎熟煎脆即可出锅。

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4、盘子上面垫一层纸巾,把芦笋放好之后,再用纸巾轻压,把多余的油吸走即可。

 

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Stew with Rib and Sauerkraut

 

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This is my first time cooking with sauerkraut. There is something similar to it in China, it’s made of Napa Cabbage, not regular cabbage.

Ingredients:sauerkraut00101

sauerkraut, ribs, cellophane noodle, seasoning to taste, ginger root (optional).

Method:

1. Soak cellophane noodle in cold water, set aside.

sauerkraut001022. Pour cold water into skillet, add ribs, add cooking wine, little vinegar, maybe several slices of ginger root or ginger powder. Bring to boil on high heat, then simmer for about 5 minutes.

3. Drain ribs, rinse with warm water, set aside.

4. Form sauerkraut into several balls, squeeze some juice out of it, so it won’t taste too sour.sauerkraut00103

5. Pour enough water into skillet, bring to boil, add cooking wine and little sugar.

6. Put ribs and cellophane into skillet, then cover with sauerkraut, bring to boil, simmer for about 10 minutes.

7. Add salt into skillet, and any other seasoning you like, such as pepper, soybean sauce, etc.

8. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until cellophane noodle turn clear.

9. Serve when hot.

 

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