Sunday, June 3, 2012

3 Jun 12 (Sun) - Pan-fried Fish with Korean Sweet & Spicy Sauce Pasta

It has been a few weeks since my last cooking session. Been brainstorming about what to cook and had a few ideas in mind. Put three ideas to test today and only two were successful. The three ideas were:

1.   Pan-fried Fish with Korean Sweet & Spicy Sauce Pasta
2.   Wasabi Potato Salad
3.   Sweet Rice & Pumpkin Tteok

The first one was quite good surprisingly. The sweet and spicy sauce went really well with the savoury pan-fried fish.

Pan-fried Fish with Korean Sweet & Spicy Sauce Pasta

75g angel hair
1 piece fish fillet
1/2 onion, cut rings
1 red chili, cut strips
some spring onion, cut into 2"                                            
salt and pepper
2 tbsp oil
Ingredients (Sauce):
2 tbsp sugar
dash of pepper
1 bowl of water
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp light soya sauce
2 tbsp Korean red pepper paste

1.  Rinse and pat dry fish fillet with kitchen towel
2.  Marinate fish fillet with salt and pepper and set aside
3.  Cook angel hair in salt water and arrange on a serving plate
4.  Coat fish fillet with cornflour
5.  Add 2 tbsp oil to Happycall pan
6.  Fry fish fillet each side for about 5 minutes over low heat
7.  Turn off the heat and arrange fish fillet on the same serving plate
8.  Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour into Happycall pan
9.  Cook over medium-low heat and stir constantly till sauce thicken slightly
10.  Add onion, red chili and spring onion and cook for another 1-2 minutes
11.  Turn off the heat and pour sauce over the angel hair
12.  Garnish with more spring onion and serve

The second one was basically just adding wasabi paste to my original potato salad. The third one was an epic failure. Managed to make the pumpkin paste using the Japan green pumpkin and perhaps the rice dough but it was the handling of the dough and wrapping the pumpkin paste that gave me problem. So in the end, I got very ugly tteok and fortunately, I didn't make a lot.

Pumpkin Paste and Wasabi Potato Salad

Recipe submitted to Munch Ministry

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