List of Salad and Vegetable Dishes:

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白汁蘑菇瓠瓜 Creamy Mushrooms and Opo Squash

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Ingredients:

    1/2 of an opo squash
    4 oz. white mushrooms
    1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 tbsp. chopped garlic
    2 tbsp. butter, divided
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/3 cup water or more to make the consistency you like
    salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Peel and slice half of an opo squash. Put the slices in a microwave oven-safe dish and cook in the microwave oven for five minutes.
  2. Wash the mushrooms. Remove the stems and slice them.
  3. Put the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Turn on medium/high heat. Add mushrooms and keep stirring until they start to soften. Add the chopped garlic. Stir well.
  4. Add the opo squash slides. Add the cream of mushroom soup and water. Mix well. Let the mixture thicken and if there is too little water, add more.
  5. Add salt and pepper to your taste. When the mixture is cooked through and the sauce is cooked to the consistency you like, turn off the heat.
  6. Add the last tablespoon butter, mix well, and serve.

Notes:

1. This dish is easy to make and it can serve as a side dish or a sauce over cooked pasta.
2. The butter added at the end of cooking adds to the richness and makes the dish smell very well fresh from the pan.

Written: March 8, 2016

 


 

Amber’s California Chicken Salad

I fell in love with this salad at Souper Salad after having it for a few times. The chicken in it is exactly made with the Chinese way of making cold cut chicken. I have figured out a way of making this salad. I hope you will like it as well.

Ingredients:

    Cooked meat from one skinless chicken leg quarter (thigh and leg)
    ½ lb. finely shredded cabbage (about 1/3 head)
    2 tbsp. finely chopped yellow onion
    ½ cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
    3 to 4 oz. raisins (exact amount according to personal preference)

    The lemon sauce:
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¼ tsp. pepper
    3 tbsp. milk
    ½ cup mayonnaise
    ¼ cup plain yogurt
    1½ tbsp. white vinegar
    3 tbsp. lemon juice

Method:

  1. Poach the chicken leg quarter in water until cooked (please refer to the recipe for Cold Cut Chicken on this site). Remove the meat from the bones and cut it into thin strips.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients for the salad in a container and keep the covered container in the refrigerator.
  3. Put all the ingredients for the lemon sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the blended sauce into the salad. Mix well. Cover the container again and refrigerate for two hours.

 


 

自製雪裡紅(Homemade Pickled Mustard Greens)

鳴謝伯母盧王式芬女士指教在美國用新鮮的 mustard greens 自製雪裡紅的方法。

材料﹕

    急凍潮州大芥菜(1 bag of frozen chopped mustard greens)

做法﹕

  1. 把凍潮州大芥菜解凍。
  2. 把部份凍潮州大芥菜放入一個有蓋的玻璃瓶中(已洗乾淨的八安士裝即沖咖啡瓶最為 適合),灑入鹽拌勻,再加凍潮州大芥菜,再加鹽拌勻,如此直到所有的芥菜都入 了樽,加蓋放入冰庫(freezer)便成。

幾點意見﹕

  1. 用新鮮的 mustard greens 的話,洗淨切碎後亦是同樣處理。
  2. 如此放入冰庫的雪裡紅,不久後體積會縮小,但不會變得堅硬,需要用時用筷子把要 用的份量取出,用清水稍為沖洗,便可把鹽巴洗去。
  3. 雪裡紅可用來下麵條、炒肉絲或蒸魚等。

 


 

Fruit Salad

Amber would like to thank Ms. Mally Hance for teaching her how to make the salad dressing. Mally always makes this salad for the internal parties at our company.

Ingredients:

    1 can (20 oz.) of fruit cocktail in light syrup or pear juice, thoroughly drained
    1 can (11 oz.) of mandarin oranges, thoroughly drained
    1 can (8 oz.) of crushed pineapple, pressed for thoroughly removing all liquid
    1 box (1.5 oz.) of raisins
    1 - 2 bananas
    miniature marchmallows

    The dressing:
    12 oz. of lowfat vanilla yogurt
    2-3 scoops of whipped topping

Method:

  1. Use strainers to drain all the canned fruits thoroughly.
  2. Peel and slice the bananas. Cut each slice into two or three pieces.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a large salad bowl. Put in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until the salad is to be served.

 


 

安寶的健康魚香茄子 (Amber's Eggplant in Garlic Sauce)

材料﹕

    美國茄子一個
    洋蔥半個切碎
    墨西哥辣椒(jalapeno pepper) 一隻去籽切碎
    蒜蓉一茶匙
    芫荽適量洗淨切碎
    海鮮醬、豆瓣醬、蒜蓉辣椒醬各一茶匙
    油一湯匙
    米酒一湯匙
    生抽兩茶匙
    胡椒粉少許
    麻油少許

做法﹕

  1. 芫荽洗淨切碎
  2. 茄子洗淨抹乾,去頭,縱切為四條,再橫切成塊,平鋪在一個盤了中,不要重疊,用微波爐煮四至五分鐘。
  3. 起鑊下油一湯匙,放洋蔥碎、辣椒碎、蒜蓉炒香。
  4. 加所有醬料炒香。
  5. 加茄子炒勻,沿鑊邊加酒生抽,加胡椒粉,再炒三分鐘 。
  6. 離火,加芫荽及麻油,盛起即成。