When I don’t have enough time to cook meal or I feel like being lazy, I will choose to cook Chow Mein (fried noodles).
1. Vegetable Chow Mein (蔬菜炒面）
Chop onion, shiitake,bell pepper and carrot into thin slices.
Heat the oil in the pan. Stir fry onion first.
Then add in carrot and shiitake. Stir fry for a while.
Noodles (I used udon, and noodles should be soaked in water till they get soft.) and bell pepper at last. Stir fry evenly.
Add in a little dark soy sauce and salt. Stir evenly.
Then add a little water. Because the udon is uncooked, so it should be braised for 2-3 minutes.
When the water is about to dry, add in some lettuce.
Stir fry till the sauce is dry.
2. Soy Sauce Chow Mein
Put udon in boiled water for three minutes. Then ladle them out and drain them.
Light soy sauce: 2 tsp
Dark soy sauce: 1 tsp
Salt: a little
Sugar: 1 tsp
Cooking wine: a little
SHAOHSING RICE COOKING WINE 2x750ML
Heat the oil in the pan. Put in cabbage slices. Stir fry for a minute or two.
Then add in cooked udon.
And the sauce.
Stir fry them evenly for 1 or 2 minutes.
And it’s done.
You can add a fried egg, if you like.
Just serve with soup and some easy snacks. That’s not bad for an easy and quick meal.
This is an easy and quick dish made of vegetables.
Chop pumpkin, garlic, celery, and carrot into small pieces.
Heat the oil in the pan. Put garlic in first.
Then the carrot and celery. Stir fry a little.
Pumpkin at last. Stir fry for around 2 minutes.
Then add in enough water that covers all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.
When the vegetables soften, use blender to smash them.
Put the smashed mixture of vegetables back into the pan. Heat it again. Because the smashed mixture is very condensed, you can add in some water.
Then add a little milk and salt. Keep stirring. It will be done once boiled again. After milk added in, the color will become a little lighter.
You can add a little herbs or spices you like.
And you can also make a little decoration for it. Just spread several milk drops onto the surface, and use a toothpick draw on it. Yeah, I’m not good at it. The white part I drew is not that beautiful.
The soup tastes great. The pumpkin I used is kind of sweet. Carrot and celery make it healthier.
The other day I used canned cream of mushroom to cook this dish. It turned out very good and it’s also very convenient.
Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Soup, Cream of Mushroom, 10.75 Ounce (Pack of 24)
That’s the canned cream of mushroom I used.
Cut the vegetables into medium pieces. I chose onion, carrot and broccoli.
Broccoli needs to be boiled in the water for 3 minutes.
Heat the oil in the pan.
Put in the bacon bits. Stir fry til bacon gets a littles burned.
Put in onion and carrot. Stir fry a little.
Then pour in water over all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.
When carrot pieces become soft, add in the canned cream of mushroom. Keep stirring.
When cream is mixed well with water, and the soup becomes condensed, put in broccoli. Cook for another minute. Add a little salt and black pepper powder if you think it tastes a little plain.
Ready to serve. Very quick and easy.
Pokemon Go is really popular recently. My husband is a big fan of Pokemon. He always wants a Pikachu. So I made him one today.
The original recipe is here: http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100034486/
Mix one yolk with hot cooked rice. And add some salt.
Use cling wrap to make the mixture of yolk and rice the shape of Pikachu’s face.
Make tamagoyaki with eggs. And cut them into the shape of Pikachu’s ears.
Use seaweed to decorate the ears.
Make Pikachu’s eyes with seaweed.
Use carrot to make Pikachu’s cheek.
Use seaweed to make Pikachu’s nose and mouth.
Add one rice on each eye. Pikachu’s part is done.
I also made a pokeball with rice. The red part is coated with tomato sauce. The black part is seaweed and the button is egg white. You can also use cheese to make the button.
Add some vegetables you like. And a cute Pikachu meal is done.
It is a good choice to put in lunch box for kids or people who just like Pokemon so much like my husband does.
Spread some salt and black pepper powder on salmon steak. Let them stay for several minutes.
Put very little oil in the pan, and fry each side of the steak for 2-3 minutes.
Add some vegetables and lemon slices. I dressed the dish with sauce I made, which contained black pepper powder, sugar, dark sauce and water. My husband loved it.
A quick dish is ready in 10 minutes.
This is a healthy and quick dish.
Prepare shrimps and vegetables. (I chose frozen ones, which are really convenient)
Marinate shrimps with 1 tsp light sauce, 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp starch.
Frozen vegetables in boiled water for 2 minutes.
Heat the oil in pan, and stir fry shrimps till the color becomes reddish. And remove the shrimps out.
Stir fry vegetables for 1-2 minutes.
Add in the shrimps and a little salt. Stir fry evenly.
Ready to serve.
Boneless chicken leg around 300g
Cut into medium pieces.
Marinate chicken with
1 tsp light sauce
1 tsp dark sauce
1 tsp cooking wine
1 tsp starch
For 15 mins.
Prepare vegetables: onion, carrot, green chili, ginger, celery.
Heat the pan. When the oil is heated, put in the ginger slice.
I always doubt whether my pan is actually a mirror. 🙂
Put the chicken into the pan. Keep stirring.
When the chicken become shrank and the edge become a little burnt, it can be taken out.
No need to wash the pan, and also keep the oil in it.
Heat the pan and put all the vegetables in it.
If you don’t want your dish to be very spicy, you can put the chili minutes later than other vegetables.
Put the chicken into the pan. Stir fry them for around 2 minutes. Add a little salt if you think it tastes a little plain.
Ready to serve.