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Shark's Fin Preparation

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb refined shark's fin
3 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh ginger
8 spring onions (scallions), cut in short lengths
2 tablespoons rice wine
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups chicken or duck stock

Directions

Quick Boiled Fish, Chinese Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

1 whole fish, about 1 kg/2 lb
(red emperor, snapper, coral trout)
1 onion, sliced
8 slices fresh ginger
few sprigs celery leaves
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon chicken stock powder
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely shredded ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Prawn Sambal

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb shelled raw prawns
walnut-sized piece of dried tamarind*
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon sambal ulek
or 8 fresh red chillies
2 teaspoons chopped galangal
2 stems lemon grass, bruised
or 2 strips thinly peeled lemon rind
1 teaspoon palm sugar or brown sugar

Directions

Prawn Laksa Lemak

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Pepper and Salt Crab

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2.

Ingredients

1 large or 2 medium crabs
60 g/2 oz/1/2 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons caster sugar
oil for deep frying

Directions

Penang Oyster Omelette

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2-3.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons rice flour or cornflour (cornstarch)
300 ml/10 fl oz cold water
4 tablespoons oil
3 large eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup raw oysters, preferably small
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 fresh red chilli, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh spring onions (scallions)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Directions

Penang Laksa

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Parsi Steamed Fish

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Pan-Fried Pomfret with Fresh Chutney

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2.

Ingredients

1 pomfret, about 750 g/1 1/2 lb
1 lime or lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
flour or cornflour (cornstarch) for dusting
oil for shallow frying

Marinated Abalone

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Food & Recipes

Slice the larger pieces of abalone for this and save the frills and trimmings to chop finely and add to the soup which follows.

Ingredients

425 g/14 oz can abalone
2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger juice (squeezed from grated fresh ginger)

Directions