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Black White Sesame Tuna

I remember viewing some websites and saw a recipe which is similar. I love the taste of tuna and salmon, half raw and half cook and thought this will be a rather interesting style of cooking. I also like the smell and taste of sesame. Depending how cook you want your tuna to be, pan-fry according to your liking.


200g tuna steak
1 tbsp white sesame
1 tbsp black sesame
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp cooking oil

1. Wash the tuna and wipe it dry with paper towel.
2. Rub the tuna with sea salt and put aside for 5mins.
3. Mix the white and black sesame on a medium sized plate.
4. Coat the tune with the sesame.
5. Heat up the pan with cooking oil over medium heat.
6. Pan-fried each sides of the tuna for 1 min. Serve immediately.

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Salmon Steak Teriyaki

If you want home-cooked food, yet want something easy to make, yet and healthy… fish is a great option. Pan-fried salmon. This dish can be prepared in just 30mins (or less).

Serves 1

1 salmon steak
some fresh herbs, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Kikkoman teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
a dash of freshly grounded pepper
1 tbsp cooking oil

1. Marinade the salmon steak with herbs, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice and pepper for 20mins.
2. Heat a small pan with oil over medium heat.
3. Pan-fry the salmon for 3-4mins on all 4 sides.
4. Serve hot with rice.

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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Steamed Fish with Soy Sauce

This is another method of cooking fish. I particularly like how well the sauce goes with plain rice. If you are too busy to cook but yet crave for a home-cooked meal, this is the way to go.

1 fish, about 400g
2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2-3 scallion, finely sliced
1 inch of ginger, finely sliced
2 stalks of spring onion, cut to 2 inches
2 tbsp soy sauce
a dash of sesame oil
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
2 tbsp of oil

1. Boil a pot of water.
2. Steam the fish for 8mins.
3. Heat up the oil in a pan on medium heat.
4. Brown the garlic, scallion and ginger.
5. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and shaoxing wine.
6. Once the fish is ready, pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with spring onions.

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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Turmeric Fried Fish

I avoid frying food in my kitchen. I feel it’s a waste of oil and the smell always spreads across our small apartment. But since one of our guest requested to have fried fish to go with the nasi lemak, I decided to break the rule this time. Perhaps I didn’t buy the ideal fish for frying as it turned out a little soft. But other than that, the taste was fine.

2-3 catfish, grouper or mullet fillets
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp of oil

1. Marinate fish with turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice for 1 hour or more.
2. Heat up the oil in a frying pan or wok at medium heat.
3. Add the fillet and fry till brown.

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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Fusion Style Pan Fried Cod Fish

I bought 2 cod fish steaks and took awhile to decide how to cook it. The balsamic vinegar I bought from Italy was tempting, but at the same time I fancied a bit ginger and chilli taste. So I mixed both and surprisingly,  it turned out quite well.

2 cod fish steak
1-2 bird’s eye chillies, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger, finely sliced
3-4 fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
salt & coarsely grounded pepper to taste

1. Marinate fish with all the ingredients (except the butter) for 5-10mins.
2. Heat up the pan on medium heat. Add the butter.
3. Once the butter has melted, put in the fish. Pan fried both sides for about 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness.

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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Steamed Fish With Ginger Sauce

I love to eat steam fish especially after I move to Hong Kong as the fish here is very fresh. If you go to the market, there are fish that are still alive and they are killed only when you buy them. One of my favourite ways of cooking fish is with ginger sauce. Yums!
400-500g fresh fish (I bought “wu tao”), cleaned and scaled
1 stalks of spring onion
1 tbsp fried chopped garlic
spring onion and parsley for ganishing

Ginger sauce
2 tbsp oil
100-150g ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp oyster sauce
50ml water
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
dash of sesame oil
1 tbsp corn flour water (for thickening)


Ginger sauce
1.Using a food processor, process the fresh ginger and water till very fine texture.
2. Pour into a wok then add in the rest of the ingredients for the ginger sauce. Cook till boiling point, lower heat then add in cornflour water.
3. Dish up and set aside.

Steaming the fish
1. Before steaming, insert 2 stalks of spring onion into the fish.
2. Steam fish on high heat till cooked (10 to 12 mins).
3. Remove fish and pour away water.
4. Pour ginger sauce and sprinkle fried garlic over fish.
5. Garnish with spring onion and parsley. Serve immediately.

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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Simple Grilled Salmon

I felt like cooking something yummy and healthy but simple for my husband and also a friend who stayed over our place. Never tried before but I thought hmmm… maybe I should try salmon. Normally, I only eat raw salmon but I realised recently that I began to like grilled salmon and after cooking it myself, I really think grilled salmon cooked with the right timing is delicious. This is seriously fast and easy! To complement the salmon, I made some instant cous cous as well.

1 x 200g salmon steak
1/4 tsp salt
a pinch of ground pepper
1 tsp of thyme
1 tbsp butter

1. Rub the salmon with salt, pepper and thyme.
2. Melt butter in a pan.
3. Place the salmon and grill about 3mins on each side.
4. Squeeze some lemon and serve hot.

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Posted by on December 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


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