Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie

I made Shepherd Pie all the time, but sometime I made it a bit different from most of the recipes. I use cream of chicken or cream of mushroom to cook the mixture for the pie; it gives creamy taste to the pie.

1 lb of ground beef
1 small can of cream of mushroom, or chicken, or celery.
1/2 minced yellow onion
1/2 cup of minced carrot or red pepper whatever you like for color
1/2 cup of frozen corn
1/2 cup of frozen pea
1/2 cup of chopped green onion or chive will give you a good flavor
3 T of butter
1 cup of shredded cheese (you can use any cheese you like) topping
Dash of salt and pepper to your taste
1 t of hot sauce (optional)
3 to 4 cup of mash potato (I cook fresh mash potato with some milk for flavor)

Cook ground beef set aside.

In a fry pan on medium heat melt the butter and sauté the yellow onion, carrot, or pepper, until tender then
Add corn, pea, green onion or chive to it

Add ground beef and cream of mushroom stir until well combined, season with salt, pepper and hot sauce turn the heat off. If the mixture is too thick you can add a bit of broth, water or milk to thin it down.

Spoon the mixture into deep pie baking dish or square baking pan, add mash potato spread it evenly on top then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until the pie is hot and cheese all melted. If you have fry bacon top it with the cheese it will give the pie crispy flavor.


Easy Coconut Egg Custard

Easy  Coconut Egg Custard

11/2 cup of milk
1 cup of coconut flake
4 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup of flour
4 T of melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 t nutmeg to sprinkle on top

Mix everything except nutmeg in a large bowl for 3 minutes until smooth
Pour the mixture in a deep pie dish sprinkle with nutmeg on top
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until the custard firm
Take out let cool before serve


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Steam Rice Noodle with Egg (Khmer Mee Kalar)

Steam Rice Noodle with Egg (Khmer Mee Kalar)

This recipe is not stir fry noodle it is steam with combination of dressing and veggies. Not many region in Cambodia know how to make this recipe because it has too many steps to it and it is came from Battambang nearby Bor Pylen province which many khmer Thai live there. Good dressing is the main part of this recipe.

For the Noodle
2 packs of fresh Pho noodle soak for 1 hour wash, and color with thick soy sauce or mushroom soy sauce, then steam the noodle in the steamer for 5 minutes until it is soft and cook through. Mix with scallion oil right away so the noodle  won’t stick when it cool down. Set aside.

For the meat (you can use any meat you like even shrimp, but recipe call for pork and eggs)

1 lb of thinly slice pork
2 T of oyster sauce
1 t of sugar
1 T of chopped garlic or shallots
1 white onion sliced
2 T of oil for stir fry the meat
In a hot wok add oil until hot
Now add garlic or shallot stir fry until brown
Add pork and stir fry until no longer pink
Now add onion and oyster sauce, sugar, to it
Mix them all together and stir fry until the pork is done.
Let it cool down and set aside,

For the scallion oil
4 green onions chopped
1/2 cup of olive oil
Heat oil in a sauce pan until hot add green chopped green onion cooked for 1 minutes then turn the heat off let cool.

For the dressing, do adjust to your taste (Tuk Trey)
Boiling Water or 1 can of Coco Rico Soda (12oz)
Vinegar or lime juice (1/4 cup)
Fish sauce (1/2 cup)
Sugar (6 T spoon more or less up to you)
2 Shallots minced
2 Thai chilies minced
Mix everything taste and set aside, it is best to do the dressing a day before for flavor.

6 hard boil eggs cut to quarter or half, set aside

For the topping
cooked Pork skin thinly slice (sell at the Asian market ready to use)
1/2 cup of dried baby shrimps soak wash and pound to powder set aside
1/2 cup of crush roasted peanut
Bean sprouts
Cucumber sliced thin
Thai Chili sauce
All kind of herbs like Thai Basil, Vietnamese mints, mints, cilantro ect….

To serve the noodle
In a serving plate or a large bowl
Put the amount of steam noodle you like then top with 1 T each of stir fry meat, cooked pork skin, crush peanut, dried shrimp, few slice of hard boil eggs, then add bean sprouts, cucumber, and herbs to it, drizzle with dressing and squeeze of lime juice and chili sauce.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Stir Fry Curry Crabs

Stir Fry Curry Crabs

3 cooked or raw Dungeness clean cut crack the shells, set aside

Stir fry sauce
1/2 can of coconut milk, (if you like coconut milk you can add a bit more for the sauce)
2 T of red curry paste
2 T of sugar
2 T of oyster sauce
2 T of fish sauce
1/2 t of Chinese 5 spices
Mix everything in a bowl set aside

1/2 white onion slice
2 green onions cut to 1 inch
1/4 cup of thinly sliced ginger
1 Jalapeño slice
2 garlic cloves mince
2 shallots mince
3 T of vegetable oil for stir fry

Heat 3 T of oil in a wok until hot
Add minced garlic and shallots, ginger and Jalapeño stir fry until aroma
Add crabs if it is cooked crab it won’t take long but if you use raw crabs do add some water a bit to steam the crabs cooked until the raw crab turn pink,
Now Add stir fry sauce and you have to toss or stir it few times to make sure the sauce and crabs is all mix together (this is why you have to crack the shell so the flavor will go inside) taste and adjust the spice.
Add white onion and green onion mix well, turn the heat off,

Serve stir fry curry crabs with rice.


Nacho or Taco Pie

Nacho or Taco Pie

In the picture I put Nacho Cheese on top before baking (optional).

1 bag of chip
1 lb of ground pork cooked with taco seasoning set aside
1 package of taco seasoning
1 roasted onion
1 roasted red bell or green bell pepper
2 roasted jalapeño pepper (more or less up to you)
1 cup of chopped olive
1/2 cup of chopped green onion
2 chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
2 cup of Mexican cheese (more or less up to you)
Sour cream to serve with

Spray 9x13 baking dish, lay half of chip on it
Lay half Taco meat on it then sprinkle
With half of roasted onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, olive, green onions, and tomato
Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on it (this is first layer) you can stop here or do the second layer the same
Start the second layer by add chip, meat and so on like the first layer.
On the top add the 1 last cup of cheese and sprinkle with cilantro
Bake in the oven at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese melted

When ready to serve you can add sour cream on top or serve it as Nacho by drizzle with Nacho Cheese.