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Difficulty Level : Easy

Serves: 10 people

Cooking Time : 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 85 g packet each red, green, yellow, pink and blue jelly crystals
Cream jelly
  • 250 ml (1 cup) pineapple juice
  • 18 g powdered gelatine
  • 395 g can condensed milk
  • 300 ml thickened cream

Instructions

    1. Prepare the jellies according to the packet directions but use ¼ less water than suggested. Refrigerate until solid, then cut into cubes.
    2. For the cream jelly, place the pineapple juice in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the gelatine. Simmer, whisking continuously until the gelatine is dissolved. Remove from the heat and whisk in the condensed milk and cream until well combined. Stand until cool. If the mixture is too hot, it will make the other jelly colours run.
    3. Fill a bundt tin with the jelly cubes, then pour over the cream jelly mixture. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Carefully remove the jelly from the mould (a little hot water can help) and serve.

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Singaporean Oyster Omelette

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Difficulty Level : Easy

Serves: 2 people

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 10 large fresh oysters
  • 2 Tbs cornflour
  • 1 Tbs rice flour
  • 8 Tbs water
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs sake rice wine
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 5 sprigs coriander, to garnish
  • 1 spring onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Wash the oysters in cold water and drain well.
  2. Mix both cornflour and rice flour together with the water to make a fairly thin batter.
  3. Heat a large heavy frying pan until very hot and add oil. Pour in the batter and cook for about 15 seconds until batter is half set before adding in the eggs.
  4. When the eggs are almost set, make a hole in the centre by pushing the egg and batter mixture to the side of the pan. Pour in a little more oil and fry the garlic for a few seconds.
  5. Mix, then season with soy sauce, sake and pepper. Add oysters and cook just long enough to heat through.
  6. Garnish and serve immediately with fresh coriander leaves and spring onions.

 

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German Trout Meunière with potatoes

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Difficulty Level : Easy

Serves: 2 people

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 trouts
  • 50 g flour
  • 25 g lard
  • 20 g butter
  • fresh herbs
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Season trouts with salt and pepper from outside and inside.
  3. Place fresh herbs inside the fishes.
  4. Dab the fishes dry, roll them in flour and place them directly on the frying pan with hot lard.
  5. Fry the trouts for 2-3 min on each side until brown.
  6. Place the butter on the top of every fish and cover them with foil.
  7. Allow the fish to rest in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with cooked potatoes.

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Cambodian Meat Sour Soup (Somlor Machu Kreung)

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Difficulty Level : Easy

Serves: 4 people

Cooking Time : 40 mins

Ingredients

For the meatballs (youvarlakia)
  • 500g lean minced beef (18 ounces)
  • ¼ of a cup long-grain rice (not boiled)
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Pound the prohok until it is a minced paste
  2. In a pot, add in the pork ribs, kreung, prohok, fish sauce, 1/1 of the tamarind, sugar, salt, mix it and let it rest for 5 mins
  3. On high heat, stir the meat and cover for about 10 minutes
  4. Check on the meat and stir to avoid burning
  5. After 10 mins, you can add in the stock then cover for 20 minutes
  6. After 20 mins, add in the stems and the other 1/2 of tamarind powder
  7. Then add in the leaves and mix well

 

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