We also tried to cut down or replace fatty meat and high carbo stuffs to perhaps once a week or every two weeks. Sometime I think working in the kitchen is rather more difficult and hectic than working in the office. As we have to plan the daily menu, grab fresh ingredients and at the same time monitor the in take of food in order to create a healthy life-style which I think is not an easy job. In this post, I would love to share with you a new pan and a facebook group which I have discovered recently and I hope it might add some good tips to your kitchen pantry and meal planning too.
HPC) quite long ago through my mum as she is using it for cooking since 2 years back. And since I have my own loyal brand of non-stick pan I didn't bother to find out more about Happy Call pan from mum and I also seldom use it in my daily cooking. It's only until recently that I bump into a Happy Call group(known as Munch Ministry) in facebook where the members use it to cook up a lot of delicious and effortless dishes then I realise the magic of this pan.
I have two sizes of Happy Call pressure pan - which are the Normal pan and Deep Ocher Pan both can be used for cooking, baking and steaming. Below are 3 quick and easy recipes using HCP which I hope you would find it useful if you do own a HCP too. (for your information this is not a advertorial post, it is only base on my personal view and sharing)
BAK KWA - BBQ PORK
Bak Kwa - BBQ Pork.
Recipe adapted from Munch Ministry website, HERE.
(Make: 5 pieces | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 - 20 minutes)
250g Minced Pork Meat
1 Tablespoon Maltose
1 Teaspoon Fish Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1/4 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Cooking/Rose Wine
1 Teaspoon Red Glutinous Rice Lees
1/4 Teaspoon Five Spice Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1. Marinate the minced pork with the rest of the ingredients for about 30 minutes or more in the refrigerate.
2. Cut the baking paper according to the size of your Happy Call pan, set aside.
3. Spoon about 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat mixture on prepared baking paper, spread out thinly according to your preference. (refer to the photos above)
4. Preheat Happy Call pan (without oil) for 1 minute, place a sheet of the meat spread on the pan. Once the base is cooked, flip the meat over and slowly remove the baking paper.
5. On low heat continue to pan fry each side until cooked and a bit charred. Remove and repeat on another sheet of meat spread. (you can wipe the pan with paper kitchen towel in between to remove any burnt residue or stain )
STIR-FRY CHOY SUM
(serves: 4 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)
1 Bunch of Baby Choy Sum, cut into sections
3 Fresh shiitakeMushroom, thickly sliced
3 Slices of Ginger
2 Clove of Garlics
1 Teaspoon of Oil
1 Teaspoon Knorr Hao Chi All-in-1 Seasoning 1 Teaspoon Cooking Wine
Method:-1. Soak and rinse the vegetables at last twice before draining it well and set aside.
2. Preheat Happy Call pan for about 2 minutes, saute ginger, garlic cloves and mushroom with some oil for about 1 minute(pan closed and locked).
3. Open the pan, give the wilted mushroom a quick stir, evenly spread the drained vegetable on top. Cover the pan, locked and cook for 20 seconds before flipping the pan and cook another 20 seconds.(flipping the pan enables the dish to be evenly cooked)
4. Flip the pan over, open(red seal facing upwards) and drizzle some cooking wine and seasonings over the vegetables, give a quick stir and remove from pan.
5. To serve, top it with some fried shallot to enhance the flavour.
GRILLED TERIYAKI SABA
(serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 8 - 10 minutes)
1 Medium Size Saba Fish, halves
Freshly Ground Salt and Pepper
2 Tablespoon Homemade/Bottled Teriyaki Sauce
Method:-1. Rinse and pat dry the fish with kitchen paper towel. Lightly marinate it with some salt and pepper, set aside for 5 minutes.
2. Preheat Happy Call pan for 2 minutes on low heat. put in the fish as shown above. Cover, locked and cook for 3 minutes before flipping over and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes. (I cook on medium heat for the last 1 minute to get that golden brown and crispy skin)
3. Lastly flip the pan over open, evenly drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the fish and let it cook for 10 second on low heat.
4. Remove and serve with either rice or noodle.
For the next Happy Call post, I would try making some cakes/pastries which I hope I would be able to share my experience with you too.
Thanks so much for sharing our website here and your HCP dishes look wonderfully tantalizing!!! *slurpz* :9ReplyDelete
Ellena, I saw few bloggers bought this Happy call makes me 心痒痒 :DReplyDelete
I love fish and I love pasta, so this looks perfect for me to try it as soon as possibleReplyDelete
The vege looks like it's been cooked on a wok, but no... perfectly green with this special Happy Call pan.ReplyDelete
It's very interesting seeing so many bloggers using this pan.
Happy New Year Ellena! I've never heard of Happy Call, but this reminds me of Japanese fish grill. We have wires inside this pan and put water underneath and grill fish (more like grill and steam). I totally forgot about that driller. All these dishes look delicious. You always make delicious Western and Asian food. I'm so envious! Also, I love your step-by-step photos. It's small but it's so clear photos. I need to improve mine somehow (I've been trying but never succeeded). Looking forward to your new posts this year Ellena!ReplyDelete
walau with the Pan I can also cook now :PReplyDelete
Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.ReplyDelete
You make it sound so easy! I'm impressed with how good everything looks. The photos are fantastic too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Fern for your kind words :)Delete
I finally cook my first dish using HCP! Yay! Couldn't find saba fish so used cod fish steak instead. Woohoo! Like you said, the fish turned out juicy and soft. Yum Yum.ReplyDelete
Yeah Lolandra! Welcome to the HCP club i am sure you will dote this pan more and more :pDelete
Hi, your recipes are great! Have been trying them out using my normal size HCP. Just wonder if anyone here knows if the deeper HCP is easy to fry as in flipping the food inside the pan? Coz I'm thinking of selling my normal size HCP to my friend and get a deeper one instead since sometimes I tend to needs to cook more.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words :) Emm your deeper HCP meaning the Jumbo pan? which is about 8cm in height or the Ocher Pan(7.5cm in height). To what i see, HCP is not really use for stir-fry i guess the ocher pan will be good enough to feed a family of 5 - 6 depending what you are cook.
How do you remove the vegetable from the pan? I find it difficult to pour them out as there are two sides of pan and pretty heavy too!
Yup the pan can sometime be a bit heavy to handle. I usually use chopstick/tong to remove the vegetables then use a ladle or spatula to scoop out the gravy if there is any :)
In your opinion, is the deeper one better or the regular one?
Emmm I can suggest is that it all depend on your usage. If let's say 2 - 3 pax you can just get the normal pan. It's good enough for cooking, baking and stew. But if you are going to cook for more than 3 pax, then a deeper pan will do wonders. HTH :)
Is it ok to preheat the happy call pan? The manual warns not to preheat an empty pan.
Hi Rachel. Preheat with oil for just a few second or so with pan open is ok. unless you are cooking it empty with pan(LOCK). HTHDelete
Thanks for sharing your hcp recipes. It inspired me to cook my dinner with just my hcp and i must say its very easy to use and cleanup.
Hope u can help me with the following:
When i preheat with hcp open it doesnt seem to heat up? Is my heat too low? How do u know if its hot enough?
How to avoid oil splutter when i add teriyakki sauce?
Emmm usually the heat up takes about 1 min or less just to warm up the pan but it won't be extremely hot like pan/wok. Before i pour in the teripyaki sauce, remove the hcp away from the heat and slowly swirl in the sauce, close the cover and move it back to the stove. HTH
How to prevent leaking out the source when turning?ReplyDelete
Maxine, Usually for dishes with sauce, we don't really turn the pan over. We just open the cover and give it a quick stir :) HTHDelete
I gave your grilled teriyaki saba a try. It didn't turn out as yummy as what you have in the picture but I still find it better than the saba set sold in some of the eateries.
Thanks for the inspiration.