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番茄牛尾濃湯拌麵 Oxtail Tomato Stew Noodle

香濃營養又好吃,拌麵好味道!

番茄牛尾濃湯拌麵 Oxtail Tomato Stew Noodle

番茄牛尾濃湯拌麵 Oxtail Tomato Stew Noodle

Ingredients

  • 10~12 oxtails 牛尾
  • 10 medium tomatoes 中型番茄
  • 1 ~2 onions 洋蔥
  • ginger 薑
  • star anise 八角少許
  • black peper 黑胡椒/花椒少許
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar 紅糖
  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine 料酒
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 醬油
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup 番茄醬

Directions

牛尾放入滾水燙過,撈出洗淨血水。
Boil meat to get rid of scum, rinse clean.

oxtailin boiling water

在鍋裡加油爆香薑和八角,花椒。再把牛尾放入一起煎一下直到兩面上色,加入水(剛蓋過牛尾),酒和醬油,大火煮開後蓋鍋以中小火煮一個半小時直到剩下一半的湯汁。
In a large pot with a little hot oil, saute ginger, star anise, pepper and brown sugar. Add the meat and brown all the sides. Add cooking wine, soy sauce and enough water to cover the meat. Cook in high heat until boiling and then turn down to medium low heat, covered and cook for 1.5 hours until liquid is reduced by half.

saute ginger and star anise put in oxtails in the pot
add soy sauce, water

將煮好的牛尾拿出。剩下的湯汁把雜質撈掉,湯備用。另一鍋炒香番茄,洋蔥,等番茄炒成糊狀,再加入牛尾,番茄醬和適量剛剛留下的牛尾湯汁,加入適量的鹽(先嚐嚐看),以中火煮三,四十分鐘,。如想吃湯汁多一點的就加一些水。
When the meat gets tender, remove the meat from the pot and set aside on a plate. Add tomatoes and onions into another pot, saute until tomatoes are soft. Add meat, ketchup and previous meat juice, and season with a little bit salt (taste first), cook in medium heat for 30 ~40 minutes. Add more water if you like more soup.

cook until tendertake out oxtails from pot
saute tomatoescook oxtails with tomatoes

煮好的濃湯就可以來拌麵了!
Add noodle and vegetable. Ready to eat now!

add noodle

Note: 牛尾有養血強筋骨的食效,含有很多的膠質,營養價值很高。
The oxtail is a gelatin-rich meat that good for muscles, and has high nutritional value.

法式紅酒燉牛肉 Boeuf Bourguignon

誰能抵擋這濃郁的紅酒香味和鮮嫩多汁的牛肉呢?

法式紅酒燉牛肉 Boeuf Bourguignon

法式紅酒燉牛肉 Boeuf Bourguignon

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef brisket (or beef shank) 牛腩 (或牛腱)
  • 1 onion 洋蔥
  • 2 carrots 紅蘿蔔
  • 4~6 tomatoes 紅蕃茄
  • 1 1/2 ~ 2 cups red wine 紅酒
  • 1 cup broth or water 高湯或水
  • 2 teaspoons dry thyme 百里香
  • 2 teaspoons dry parsley 洋香菜
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste 蕃茄醬
  • 2 tablespoons flour 麵粉
  • 1 tablespoon butter 奶油
  • salt 鹽
  • Black pepper 黑胡椒粒

Directions

將牛腩肉切小塊,在開水裡川燙一下去血水後取出放入大碗裡。拌入麵粉,百里香和洋香菜粉,讓每塊牛肉都裹上麵粉和香料。把洋蔥,紅蘿蔔和蕃茄切成大塊。
Cut beef brisket into medium size pieces.  After cook in the boiling water to get rid off scum, put the beef in a big bowl.  Mix in flour, thyme and parsley.  Make sure every piece of beef is covered with flour and thyme and parsley.  Cut onion, carrot and tomato into big pieces.

cook in boiling wateronion, carrot, tomato

在大鍋裡用奶油炒香洋蔥和黑胡椒粒, 再把裹好麵粉的牛肉下鍋一起煎。
Saute onion and black pepper with butter in a big pot, add the beef and saute together.

brown the onion with buttermix in beef

倒入紅酒,高湯,紅蘿蔔,蕃茄,番茄醬和適量的鹽,蓋鍋以小火燉煮一個小時。中間可以打開翻動一下。
Pour in red wine, broth, carrot, tomato paste and salt,  cook in low heat with the lid covered for 1 hour.  Open the lid and stir a little while cooking.

add tomato and carrotcook with lid covered

等到肉燉爛了,汁也稍微收乾了就好了!
It’s ready when the meat is tender and the sauce is thicker.

法式紅酒燉牛肉 Boeuf Bourguignon

Note: 紅酒不用用太貴的,一般的就好。百里香和洋香菜用新鮮的是最好了啦!沒有新鮮的用乾燥的粉也可以。還可以加入芹菜和蘑菇一起煮。
Do not need to use expensive red wine, regular is good enough for cooking.  Dry thyme and dry parsley are good to use if there are no fresh ones.  You may also add celery and mushroom for even richer taste.

 

蕃茄鰱魚湯 Tomato Silver Carp Soup

營養豐富的鰱魚,適合搭配鮮美的蕃茄湯!

蕃茄鰱魚湯 Tomato Silver Carp Soup

蕃茄鰱魚湯 Tomato Silver Carp Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces big silver carps 鰱魚段
  • 1 onion 洋蔥
  • 3 tomatoes 番茄
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch 太白粉
  • Few pieces ginger 薑絲
  • 1 tablespoon Sake or rice wine 清酒或米酒
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin 味醂
  • 2 teaspoons salt (half for marinate, half for soup) 鹽
  • green onion 青蔥
  • white pepper powder 白胡椒粉

Directions

鰱魚切大塊,在大碗中拌入薑絲,清酒,鹽,太白粉醃三十分鐘個鐘頭。番茄切塊,洋蔥切絲。
Cut Silver carp into big cubes, mix ginger, Sake, salt, cornstarch in a big bowl and marinate for 30 minutes. Cut tomato into big pieces, and onions into thin slices.

sliver carptomato + onion

鍋加油燒熱,先拌炒洋蔥到半透明,再放入蕃茄拌炒。加水大火煮開後,  放魚塊繼續以中火煮十五分鐘。
Saute onion in a hot pot first, then tomato.  Add water cook in high heat until boiling,  add fish and continue cook in medium heat for 15 minutes.

saute onionadd tomato
add wateradd fish

加鹽,味醂,白胡椒粉調味。最後再上面加上青蔥絲就好了!
Add salt, Mirin, white pepper powder for seasoning.  Sprinkle some green onion over the top of the soup when serving.

tomato silver carp soup

Note: 魚塊要先用薑,酒,太白粉醃過可以去腥味,魚肉也會比較入味。鰱魚的營養豐富,肉質鮮嫩,對皮膚乾燥者有很大的幫助。
Marinate fish with ginger, rice wine, cornstarch to get rid off the fishy smell, and it will be more tasty.  Silver carp is rich in many nutrients,  and it’s a great help for dry skin as well.

 

特製辣咖哩牛肉 Signature Spicy Beef Curry

Recipe provided by Lorraine Chen

獨特配方的辣咖哩牛肉,祕方大公開!

特製辣咖哩牛肉 Signature Spicy Beef Curry

特製辣咖哩牛肉 Signature Spicy Beef Curry

Ingredients(4 ~ 5 persons)

  • 2 Beef shanks 牛腱
  • 3 ~ 4 Onions 洋蔥
  • 6 ~ 8 Roma tomatoes 番茄
  • 5 ~ 6 Star anise 八角
  • Few pieces Ginger 薑
  • 2 Lemongrass 香茅
  • 5 ~ 6 Lemon leaves (or small tangerine leaves)
    檸檬葉或小橘子葉
  • A few curry leaves (optional) 可因氏月橘葉/調料九里香
  • 4 bags Indonesian instant seasoning mix (Rendang) 印尼咖哩醬
  • 2~3 tablespoons curry powder 印度咖哩粉

Directions

牛腱肉洗淨,切大塊約兩吋厚(這樣肉不會煮散掉。)兩個洋蔥切小塊。蕃茄切大塊也約兩寸厚。檸檬葉,小橘子葉和可因氏月橘葉泡水洗淨。
Wash beef shanks and cut into large chunks, about two inches thick each. Cut two onions into small pieces. Cut tomatoes into big pieces about one inch thick.  Wash and soak all leaves in water for later use.

Cut beef shank into big chunksCut onion into small pieces
Cut tomatoes into big chunkswash all leaves

薑和八角用油炒香,再加洋蔥拌炒。牛肉先用塩抓一抓,加入鍋中用大火拌炒至變色。再加水到剛剛好蓋過肉。大火煮開後,轉中小火繼續煮到牛肉軟了,約一個半小時(中間不要隨意打開蓋子)。如用壓力鍋則約二十分鐘即可。
Saute ginger and star anise in a big wok first, then add onion. Rub salt into beef, add beef into the wok and stir-fry until lightly done. Add water until it almost covers the beef. Boil and then cook in medium low heat until soft, about 1.5 hours (do not open the lid while cook). About 20 minutes if using a pressure cooker.

saute giner and star anisesaute onion
add beefbeef is soft

把香茅外皮剝掉,切掉上端葉子部份和根底部。先拍打後再切成小段放入Food Processor 攪拌成小細絲。
Peel off the lemongrass skin and cut off the top of the leaf parts and bottom roots. Flatten first and cut into small pieces.  Put into a food processor.

lemongrass cut into sectionslemongrass cut into sections
put lemongrass into food processorlemongrass

在另一容器把印尼咖哩醬和印度咖哩粉扮好均勻(二比一比例)備用。
Mix well 4 bags of Indonesian instant seasoning mix (Rendang) and curry powder (2:1 ratio) in another container.

Indonesian instant seasoning mix (Rendang)curry powder
Mix Indonesian instant seasoning mix (Rendang) and curry powder

把已經煮軟的牛肉撈出。丟掉薑和八角等渣渣,湯留下備用。
Scoop up the beef.  Discard ginger, star anise and other scum. Save the soup for later use.

Scooping up the beefbeef is soft

另用一鍋先炒香茅,再加入檸檬葉,可因氏月橘葉(optional) 和一~兩個切稍大塊的洋蔥拌炒一下。放入蕃茄拌炒後再加調好的咖哩醬一起炒。
Saute lemongrass in another wok.  Add lemon leaves, curry leaves (optional) and chopped onion (one or two onion) together, stir fry.  Add tomatoes and curry paste together.

saute lemongrassadd onion and tomatoes
add curry pastestir fry curry paste

加入牛肉和之前留下的湯汁約九分滿。大火煮開後再蓋鍋用中火煮個二十至三十分就好了。
Add beef and previous saved soup (from the meat) until it almost covers the meat. Boil and then cover in medium heat for another 20 ~ 30 minutes.

spicy beef curry
Signature Spicy Beef Curry

Note: 這是朋友 Lorraine 教的特製辣咖哩牛肉秘方,真是又香又辣的好味道!印尼咖哩醬和香茅在中國超市如大華,永和都可以買到。印度咖哩粉則要到印度或中東店買的才道地。小橘子葉的形狀特別,若找不到就用檸檬葉也可以。

香茅 Lemongrass

香茅 Lemongrass

小橘子葉

小橘子葉

羅勒茄汁雞扒 Chicken Fillets with Tomato Basil Sauce

香煎多汁的雞扒,澆上濃郁的番茄羅勒醬汁,配得剛剛好!

羅勒茄汁雞扒 Chicken Fillets with Tomato Basil Sauce

羅勒茄汁雞扒 Chicken Fillets with Tomato Basil Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (cut into 12 thin pieces) or chicken thighs 雞胸肉或雞腿肉
  • 1 egg 蛋
  • 2 tablespoon flour 麵粉
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 黑胡椒粉
  • 1 teaspoon salt 鹽
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 糖
  • 1/2 onions, diced 洋蔥
  • 4 tomatoes 番茄
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 大蒜
  • 1 tablespoon basil 羅勒
  • 1 tablespoon white wine 白酒

Directions

雞胸肉斜切共十二薄片,每片拿刀背敲打幾下。把所有的雞片放入一個大碗,拌入1/2小匙鹽,打好的蛋汁和麵粉。
Chicken breasts cut into 12 thin pieces, tap each piece with the back of the knife. Put all pieces into a big bowl and mix in 1/2 teaspoon salt, egg and flour.

tap with back of the knifemix in salt, egg and flour

洋蔥,番茄切小粒。先熱鍋加油,把洋蔥粒以中火炒至微微焦,再將番茄粒,1/2 小匙鹽,糖,黑胡椒,白酒加入轉小火蓋鍋煮十五~二十分鐘。打開鍋蓋加入切碎的羅勒繼續燒到醬汁比較濃稠,約十分鐘。
Dice onion and tomato.  Heat up a pan with cooking oil, brown the onion first and then add tomato, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, black pepper powder, white wine , simmer covered in low heat for 15 ~ 20 minutes.  Open the cover, add chopped basil and continue to simmer for another 10 minute or until the sauce gets thicker.

tomato and onion dicedbrown the onion

cook tomato sauceadd basil

準備一個不沾鍋,熱油,加入雞片煎至兩面呈金黃色。最後在雞扒上淋上煮好的醬汁。
In a non-stick pan, add cooking oil and heat to medium high,  pan fry chicken fillets and brown on each side. Pour sauce over the chicken fillets.

pan fry chicken fillets

Note: 也可以用雞腿肉代替雞胸肉!上面撒些起士粉更是小孩的最愛!這個醬汁也可用在義大利麵上。
You can also substitute chicken breast with chicken thighs for different texture.  For kids, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on the top if desired.  The sauce can also be used as spaghetti sauce for spaghetti.

 

墨西哥脆餅沙拉 Beef Taco Salad

Sure to be a big hit at your party!

Beef Taco Salad

Beef Taco Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (1 lb) tomato with juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 package tortilla chips or corn chips
  • 1/4 black olives, sliced
  • sour cream

Directions

Place ground beef and minced garlic in a skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up large chunks of meat until done (about 10 minutes).

ground beef

Drain off and fat from meat. Add the tomato from the can (undrained), salt and pepper. Mix well and cook over low-heat uncovered for 15 minutes or until most of moisture has evaporated. Removed meat mixture from heat; cover to keep warm.

mix in tomato

Wash and dry lettuce, and tear into bite-sized pieces. Shred Cheddar cheese; set aside. Cut tomato and green onion into small pieces.

beef taco salad

Just before serving, please lettuce in a large bowl, arrange chips around outer edge. Put meat mixture on top of lettuce; Sprinkle cheese, green onion, chopped tomato and olives. Top with sour cream. Toss just before serving.

beef taco salad

Note: The Cheddar cheese will be easier to shred if you put it in the freezer for 30 minutes before shredding. For spicy taste, add green chilies or chili power in the meat texture when cook, and garnish with hot red pepper on the salad.

 

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