Fish


SZECHUAN WATER-BOILED FISH
I didn’t have much exposure to Szechuan food when I lived in Asia. Probably because Szechuan cuisine wasn’t as popular back then, but it sure has gained lots of popularity in recent years. Since I moved to Minnesota, I’ve love love..Szechuan dishes (hint: hot spicy food). But of course, not […]

SZECHUAN WATER-BOILED FISH


SPICY FISH STEW
Fish is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with (Yes, I’ve said it thousands of times at least). Fish cooks quickly and when made into a stew like this, it feeds the whole family. My only concern about buying fish lately is where the fish comes from. I tried […]

SPICY FISH STEW


PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SHALLOTS AND DILL
I am a little bit obsessed with dill lately ha! It’s funny that I never grew up having this herb before in our food. It’s not a common herb in Southeast Asian kitchen if I may say so. I learned of this herb while experimenting with some European and South […]

PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SWEET ONION AND DILL



FISH GOUJON WITH DILL MAYONNAISE
Goujon is a fancy French word for strips of fish or sometimes chicken being breaded and fried. I personally love fish dishes. I remember how my parents always make sure there were plenty of fish stocked up in the fridge when they know I would be home visiting Steam it, […]

FISH GOUJON WITH DILL MAYONNAISE


SALMON TERIYAKI
If you are running out of idea on what to do with salmon, try this salmon teriyaki. There are gazillion different types of teriyaki sauces out there, but mixing one up on your own is a no-brainer and it goes so well with the salmon. The teriyaki sauce in this […]

SALMON TERIYAKI


ROASTED SEAFOOD
This roasted seafood dish can’t be more beautiful and appetizing. We love seafood in this house and to be throwing lots of things into the roasting pan and ended up with a complete meal makes thing even more beautiful don’t you think ? I mentioned it before over and over, […]

ROASTED SEAFOOD



OTAK OTAK / GRILLED FISH CAKE IN BANANA LEAVES
Otak otak was my favorite snacks from childhood. I remember how I always chose otak otak at the bakery shop when my dad asked what we wanted. My dad was a huge bread person. He loved bread, cakes, and pretty much anything sweet, which often explained our frequent visits to […]

OTAK OTAK / GRILLED FISH CAKE IN BANANA LEAVES


SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA
Asam laksa is a sour fish-based soup. Asam is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. Asam Gelugur (dried Tamarind Peel) is also added for extra tartness. The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded mackerel fish, finely sliced vegetables including […]

SOUR FISH SOUP WITH NOODLES / ASAM LAKSA


FISH SOUP 11
This fish soup recipe is one of the fish recipe that my family is crazy about. Honestly, I’m crazy about this dish myself if you ask me. We love fish to begin with. My daughter love sole and swai fish fillet because they are so tender and melt in your […]

QUICK AND FLAVORFUL FISH SOUP



EASY FISH STEW WITH HERB
Preparing a fish dish is also one of my favorite things to do at the kitchen. It usually doesn’t involve much messing around and long cooking time (as the case with all seafood). I grew up with fish cooked with ginger, garlic, and lime. These three are believed to help […]

EASY FISH STEW WITH HERB


STEAMED FISH AND TOFU STACKS
Tofu is one of the common dishes you will see on the table during meal time. It is definitely also one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. Not too much messing around with tofu because it is so delicate (especially if you are working the soft tofu), but combining […]

STEAMED FISH AND TOFU STACKS


BUTTER OATS PAN-FRIED FISH
I’ve made butter oats prawns a while ago and that was an instant hit in our house. I’ve never tasted one with fish before and I just had the urge to try it with fish and ta da…. this recipe is created. It was good too! Instead of deep-frying the […]

BUTTER OATS PAN-FRIED FISH



SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH FISH AND BEAN SPROUTS
I know it can be confusing if you are not familiar with all the different names a type of noodle can be called for the same thing in different languages. Hor fun is one of the example. Hor fun is the Cantonese name for the flat rice noodles that we […]

SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH ...


COCONUT NOODLE SOUP / OHN-NO KYAUKSWE
This coconut noodle soup from Myanmar or known as ohn-no kyaukswe is not only a perennial favorite in Myanmar, it has become my favorite as well. The soup is made of coconut milk, which made it very creamy and tasty. The soup is not “thin” like a typical soup. It […]

COCONUT NOODLE SOUP / OHN-NO KYAUKSWE


RICE NOODLES IN FISH SOUP / MOHINGA
Like I don’t have enough noodle recipes already, here’s another one Mohinga or rice noodles in fish soup is a national dish of Myanmar. You know me, I just have to try out a national dish of a country. Apparently there are many regional variations of mohinga and this is […]

RICE NOODLES IN FISH SOUP / MOHINGA



PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL IKAN
Fried fish with sambal or known as sambal ikan is a popular home-style dish in Indonesia. My mom used to make this quite often and I could just eat the sambal and plain steamed rice without anything else. Sambal in Indonesia means a paste made of red chili to accompany […]

PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL IKAN


PEPPE' SOUP
If you are in a mood for something spicy, then peppe’ soup might suit what you are looking for. From Nigeria to Senegal, peppe’ soup is eaten super spicy (habanero, sounds familiar ?). Peppe’ soup is also known as “partygoer’s breakfast”. The soup will definitely wake up that taste buds […]

PEPPE’ SOUP


PALAVER SAUCE
Palaver sauce has an interesting story behind how this dish is named as such. Learning from the South of Sahara cookbook, the word Palaver comes from the Portuguese word of “palavra”, which means a word, or speech. The negotiation between the Africans and Europeans during colonial times was called a […]

PALAVER SAUCE



NORWEGIAN SPINACH PIE / NORVEGIA SPINATPIE
Fish gratin or known as fiskergrateng in Norwegian was another one of the Norwegian dishes I tried the other day. Absolutely scrumptious. Very creamy and delicious. This is a one-pot-dish you would love to eat. I think even people who don’t care much for fish dishes, won’t really notice the […]

FISH GRATIN / FISKERGRATENG


FISH AND SHRIMP SOUP WITH BASIL AND LEMON
Fish and shrimp soup with basil and lemon was one of the soups that when I had it, it put a huge smile on my face. While the root of this soup is somewhat almost like Thai’s tom yum gong, it doesn’t entirely tom yum soup at the same time. […]

FISH AND SHRIMP SOUP WITH BASIL AND LEMON


STEAMED RICE PAPER-WRAPPED SALMON WITH MACADAMIA NUTS PESTO
Hawaii has always been a special place to my husband and I. We love Hawaii not just because of its beautiful beaches and scenery. Hawaii is special to us because that’s where my husband proposed to me. To me, we were about to begin the journey of life together. So, […]

STEAMED RICE PAPER-WRAPPED SALMON WITH MACADAMIA NUTS PESTO



seafood
Thai steamed fish cake or known as ha mok pla in Thai language is another one of my favorite Thai food. The fish fillet is finely chopped and seasoned with Thai red curry paste and herbs like basil and kaffir lime leaves and then steamed in a cup made of […]

THAI STEAMED FISH CAKE/ HA MOK PLA


meals in minutes
Tagine is a dish originated from North Africa and named after the special pot used to cook the dish. Tagine consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides, and a large cone or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The […]

30-MINUTE MEAL: SERIOUSLY GOOD FISH TAGINE WITH FENNEL AND LEMON ...


30-MINUTE MEAL: SWEDISH FISH CAKES WITH AVOCADO SPROUT SALAD
I decided to give this Swedish fish cakes with avocado sprout salad a try from Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals cookbook with some modification on the salad. I think I’ve mentioned before that both my husband and I are not too big of a fan of cooked salmon. We love raw […]

30-MINUTE MEAL: SWEDISH FISH CAKES WITH AVOCADO SPROUT SALAD



SZECHUAN PIAO XIANG CHILI FISH FILLET 2
I learned about this Szechuan piao xiang chili fish fillet from the Grand Szechuan restaurant. Ever since we were introduced to the piao xiang chili fish fillet, it has become our favorite ever since and still is. For the longest time, I’m trying to make this at home but it […]

SZECHUAN PIAO XIANG CHILI FISH FILLET


FISH AND CHIPS
Each time I see fish and chips on the menu in western restaurant, I’m always so tempted to order it. I’m a big fan of fish and chips. Well, most people do I believe. It’s not the healthiest thing I know and I do allow this every now and then […]

FISH AND CHIPS


CIOPPINO/ SEAFOOD STEW
This was my first time having cioppino. I often heard of it but never really knew what it was until I tried it from Bobby Flay’s Throwdown cookbook. It is so extremely delicious for real! Cioppino is an Italian-American stew/soup originated in San Francisco. Reading the history of it, cioppino […]

CIOPPINO / SEAFOOD STEW



CAJUN GRILLED FISH 1
Cajun is an ethic group who mainly lives in Louisiana. Their existence have indeed influence the culture there in Louisiana and that includes the cuisine. The cooking tends to use more seasonings and tastes spicier too. This cajun grilled fish is so easy to prepare and the rub can’t be […]

CAJUN GRILLED FISH


CRISPY FISH AND CORN SALSA
As I continued my journey with Jamie’s America cookbook to the South part of U.S., I found more comfort food and some are more sinful. “Deep fried”. The thing about this crispy fish and corn salsa though, even though it is deep-fried, I’m surprised by how non-greasy it can be. […]

CRISPY FISH AND CORN SALSA


OSTEND-STYLE FISH GRATIN
It is delightful to see many fish recipes in the Dutch and Belgian Food and Cooking by Janny De Moor and Suzanne Vandyck. The cookbook did mention that Ostend, a coastal town in the Flemish province of West Flanders, Belgium, is renowned for the quality of its fish and shellfish. […]

OSTEND-STYLE FISH GRATIN



SLICED FISH RICE NOODLE/VERMICELLI SOUP 2
Sliced fish rice noodle soup is one of my “most-eaten” food for dinner while living in Singapore. I didn’t cook it at that time. In fact, I hardly ever cooked until 2 years ago after moving to the U.S. It’s a very simple and humble dish. A bowl of rice […]

SLICED FISH RICE NOODLE/VERMICELLI SOUP


FISH BALL NOODLES 3
Fish ball is such a common ingredient being used in Asia. It is commonly served as snacks, for example fried fish ball skewers, or to accompany other dishes, in this case, noodles. The fish ball has nothing to do with the eggs of fishes. It gets its name from its […]

FISH BALL NOODLES