Rose’s Kitchen

Braised Sea Cucumber With Mushrooms

Ingredients:

1 pre-soaked sea cucumber (approx 300g)

8 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked

1 small can button mushrooms

1 packet enoki mushrooms

200g broccoli, cut into florets

2 slices ginger

1 stalk spring onion

1 tbsp chinese rice wine

300ml water

Seasoning:

1 tbsp ginger wine

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sugar

500ml water

Thickening:

2 tsp cornflour

1 tbsp water

Method:

1.  Place sea cucumber in a pot.  Add in the spring onion, ginger slices, rice wine and 300ml water.  Boil sea cucumber for 15-20 minutes to remove the fishy odour.  Remove sea cucumber and cut into pieces.

2.  Boil a pot of water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp oil.  When water is boiling, blanch the mushrooms and broccoli separately.  Remove and drain well.

3.  Place the sea cucumber, shitake mushrooms and 500ml water in a pot.  Add in the seasoning and braise over low heat till gravy is quick dry.  Adjust seasoning according to taste and add in the blanched button mushrooms, enoki mushrooms and broccoli.

4.  Thicken with thickening solution.  Stir well and dish up.

February 13, 2007 Posted by | Vegetables, Bean Curds and Eggs | 1 Comment

Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients:

175g butter

200g sugar

225g self-raising flour

4 eggs

1 tsp mixed spices

200g pumpin, skinned & diced

50g glaced cherries, diced

Method:

1.  Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, one at a time and cream well.

2.  Fold in sifted flour and spices.

3.  Mix diced pumpkin and cherries with a little flour.  Add to batter and mix well.

4.  Pour batter into a greased and lined 20-cm cake tin.  Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 45 minutes.

February 13, 2007 Posted by | Cakes | 1 Comment