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Hollandaise Sauce

September 3, 2012
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  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teapsoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

Pour 1-inch of water into a large saucepan; over medium heat, bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low.

Place egg yolks and 1 teaspoon water in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until mixture lightens in color, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sugar and whisk for another 30 seconds.

Place the mixture over the simmering water and whisk constantly for 3 to 5 minutes, or until there is a clear line that is drawn in the mixture when you pull your whisk through, or the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Remove the bowl from over the pan and gradually add the butter, 1 piece at a time, and whisk until all of the butter is incorporated. Place the bowl back over the simmering water occasionally so that it will be warm enough the melt the butter. Add the salt, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Serve immediately or hold in a thermos to keep warm.

References

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hollandaise-recipe/index.html

http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/recipe.html?dishid=642

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich

April 16, 2009
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So a simple receipe loosely based off a sandwich that I watched Giada make on the food network. Very simple sandwiched with a flavoured mayo, grilled chicken and veggies.

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
Mayo
Ground Cayanne peppers
Paprika
2 leafs of Lettuce
1 Tomato
Thinly sliced onion
3 slices of bread
1 slice of cheese
Kosher salt
Gound black pepper

1) Season the chicken breast with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and half teaspoon pepper
2) Put a pan on medium high heat
3) Cook the chicken breast, about 5-6 minutes each side and there each side is nicely browned
4) While the chicken is cooking, we can prepare the mayo
5) Mix I tablespoon of mayo with half teaspoon of Cayenne pepper( more if you like the heat) an half teaspoon paprika
6) Toast the slices of bread
7) when the chicken is done, slice diagonally into thin pieces
8) Layer the sandwich! Bread, mayo, lettuce, onion, tomatos, chicken,, cheese, bread, mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, chicken, bread
9) Slice diagonally and serve!

There! Enjoy!


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Kimchi Fried Rice

April 16, 2009
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So here is my receipe for a very simple Kimchi fried rice for one. You can normally find kimchi in most Asian groceries and it is a staple in Korean cuisine. It has a tangy and spicy flavour.

Half an onion (chopped up to tiny bits)
Half a cup of kimchi (chopped up to tiny bits)
A cup of rice (cooked)
A clove of garlic(chopped up)
Soy sauce(I use Japanese soy sauce)
Kosher salt

1) Put pan on medium heat
2) Add some oil and fry the onions
3) Add the garlic and fry till onions are clear
4) Add the kimchi and continue frying
5) Add a table spoon of soy sauce
6) Add the rice and toss until the rice is infused with the kimchi sauce
7) Fry a couple more minutes and add salt to taste (I used to add pepper but after talking to some of my Korean friends, I realized that they seldom add pepper to their food)

There you go, a very simple receipe for kimchi fried rice, modify the receipe as you like, adding fried ha on always adds great flavour.


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Okonomiyaki!

April 14, 2009
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Okonomiyaki (for one!)

This recipe makes two medium sized Okonomiyakis enough for one!

Batter:
Quarter Cup Flour
Quarter Cup of Water
Half Teaspoon of Dashi
1 Egg

Fillings:
4 shrimps (chopped up)
3 leafs of Cabbage (Chopped up)

1) Mix the flour and water and Dashi in a bowl
2) Add the egg and mix until the texture is a like pancake batter
3) Mix in the cabbage and shrimp (Make sure that you do not put too much cabbage, there should be enough batter even cover up all the cabbage)
4) Heat up a pan (Preferable Cast Iron) to medium high
5) Spoon mixture and spread out until about 1.5 cm thick
6) Cook till side is a little browned
7) Flip and cook other side till a little browned (recommend making smaller sized Okonomiyaki so it is easier to flip)
8) Top with Okonomiyaki Sauce and Japanese Mayo
9) I usually top with a Japanese rice seasoning which usually consists of Nori and other stuff which adds to the flavour

Enjoy your new found recipe!


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Okonomiyaki!

April 11, 2009
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So today, I felt like eating Okonomiyaki, so I tried modifying my receipe, since I bought a pack of Dashi. So I added some Dashi to the water that I added to the batter.. =) Hmmmmm… Soo good.. I totally love this! I also tried a little Bacon on the Okonomiyaki! Totally worked for the meal…

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I will post up the receipe for this soon!


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