Posts Tagged ‘home-cooked meal’

A Colourful Dinner.

April 14, 2008

When I was a young girl, I rarely enjoy home-cooked meals. Therefore, I am very thankful and blessed that I get to eat home-cooked meals so often now; at home and at my boyfriend’s place. This was a delicious spread by Chef James Leong (my boyfriend’s dad) last week. 🙂

Sweet and sour prawns.

Spinich with dried shrimp.

Deep fried fish.

And a Cantonese dinner isn’t complete without a soup dish.

I always feel very at home there. 🙂 I’m a real blessed girl.

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Crazy Amount Of Food For 3 Girls.

April 2, 2008

Two of my girlfriends came over on Monday evening for a home-cooked meal, after much talk about my helper who cooks so well. We came home to this large spread of food on my dining table, which we almost manage to finish.

Here’s Lishan slurping up some soup.

After dinner, we had a great time chatting and laughing. This sure is a good break from a hectic schedule in school.

Baked Dijonaise Salmon, Your Quick Solution To A Home-cooked Valentine’s Day Dinner.

February 14, 2008

All you folks out there who’s planning to cook for your special someone tonight for Valentine’s Day, do not fret if you cannot think of what to cook. Here is my solution for you – Baked Dijon Salmon (pronounced as Sa-Men). The original recipe was retrieved from All Recipes. I rate this recipe 4.8 over 5 stars. Please ignore all the bad reviews on the All Recipes site, because my salmon always turned out perfect and I want you all to be able to impress others with this simple recipe. I’ve cooked this dish for my family, friends and boyfriend on previous occasions. All of them enjoyed it very much.

I’ve changed the recipe servings (for two) and made other slight changes to the ingredients.

Baked Dijonaise Salmon (Serves 2)

I could not find a photo of the salmon alone, so please focus on the photo on the upper-left hand corner. 🙂 Note: These salmon fillets were huge, don’t worry if your fillets are much smaller.

Ingredients
2 tbsp salted butter, melted
2 tbsp Dijonaise (I use the Master Food brand, available at leading supermarkets in Singapore)
2-1/4 teaspoons honey (add more if you like caramelized honey)
2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley OR 2/3 tsp ground parsley (Using the ratio of 1 part ground: 3 parts fresh)
2 salmon fillets
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. (Vary it according to how fast your oven usually cooks fish)
2.
In a small bowl, stir together butter, Dijonaise, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, walnuts, and parsley.
3.
Brush each salmon fillet with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
4.
Bake salmon for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish it according to your Valentine’s preference.I hope this is useful to someone out there.

Happy Valentine’s Day & Friendship Day every one, may this be a blessed day for all.