Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Abalone Soup Noodle with Bean Curds 鲍鱼汁捞面,好好吃

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I found a leftover can of NZ Wild abalone which I bought during Chinese New Year, we were not exactly in the mood to celebrate when my late mom departed us during CNY, so it had been left idle in the kitchen shelf for months.

Anyway, I decided to make a quick but luxury meal - canned abalone soup noodle, with broccoli and bean curds, and the kiddos absolutely loved them. E finished his bowl of noodle in record fast time (like 3 minutes?!) and instantly asked for a second bowl. So I quickly cooked another fresh batch of noodle, which only took me 3 minutes, topped with some soup and wa-lah, he finished it within minutes. If only he eats this fast everyday. :)

Our serving. Kids have theirs without the abalone slices, as its too chewy for their liking. You can try to cut the abalone into small dice and the kids may be able to enjoy it.  

The wild abalone I used, slightly smaller than a palm size. Got this from Soon Thye Hang during their CNY promo, you may checkout their website for a branch near you.

Preparation time: 10 min 十分钟准备
Cooking time: 10 min 十分钟烹煮
Serving for: approximate 4 pax 越四人份

Ingredients 材料:
• 1 canned abalone in clear stock 清汤鲍鱼一罐 (红烧也可)
• 1 stalk broccoli, cut small 西兰花一棵,切小段
• 1 carrot, cut flora / round shape 红萝卜一个,切片/花状
• 12 slices bean curd 豆腐皮数片
• 12 flat noodles 扁面条12个左右
• Water half cup 水半杯

We like this organic flat soya noodle, has a nice scent and not too soft to bite. 

The Making 做法:

1. Boil a pot of water (just enough to cover the broccoli), cook the broccoli and carrots for about 2 minutes, scope aside.

用中型锅煮滚水后,放入西兰花和红萝卜烫熟 (越两分钟),捞起待用。

2. Toss the noodles into the boiling water, cook for 3 minutes, or as per the time indicated on the packaging. Scoop the noodles, lightly soak in a bowl of cold water, then equally distribute them in the dinner plates. 


3. When the noodle is cooking, use a wok, heat up the abalone sauce (DONT cook the abalone!), add half cup of water as the sauce is quite salty. Once bubbles are forming, toss in the broccoli, carrots and beancurd. Let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes. 


4. Scoop the soup and cooked veggies over the noodles, top with abalone slices, serve hot and enjoy!


IMPORTANT: Abalone is a type of Mollusca which falls under the shellfish family (like clams, scallops), so there is a risk of allergy reaction. Please be cautious when introducing to young toddler for the first time and do avoid introducing to little ones below 2yo if possible. Afterall canned abalone is a processed food and contains preservative.

注意事项: 鲍鱼属于贝壳类(像蚵,扇贝),部分人可能会有过敏反应,小朋友如果是第一次尝试的话要注意是否有过敏反应。我个人不建议给两岁以下的孩童食用, 而且罐头食品始终难免有防腐剂和较重的调味料。

Useful Tips 小提示…

• The abalone sauce is very rich in taste and I find it rather salty, so I added some water to dilute it. Adjust it according to your personal liking. 


• You may serve this dish as a main dish without the noodle but add on some mushrooms, it is actually one of the favorite CNY dishes during Chinese family's reunion dinner which signifies a wealthy life ("Bao" in the abalone means full or filled)


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