Friday, 6 January 2012

Round Up Dishes For Chinese New Year plus SWANSON CNY Recipe Cards

It's almost 2 weeks to Chinese New Year and having Steamed Boat with family and friends is always something most family would prepared during new year get together session. And sometime we even gets to eat steamed boat everyday during Chinese New Year period when hopping around from house to house visit.

This year I am honor to join in the project on developing FOUR quick and easy Chinese New Year dishes using these all-time family favourite chicken broth from Swanson. On the recipe cards we have Scallop with Wolfberries Soup, Steamed Dan Gui Prawn, Meatballs in Crabmeat Egg Sauce and Braised Sea Cucumber with Abalone And Mushroom.

Currently Swanson Chicken Broth is having promotion pack at some of the supermarkets such as FairPrice where you could purchase the 3 packets(1 litre each) bundle at about S$8.50. Each bundle also comes with a recipe card featuring 2 quick and easy New Year dishes for you to impressive your guests.


MEATBALLS IN CRABMEAT EGG SAUCE


Here I would like to share with you this "Meatballs in Crabmeat Egg Sauce" from the FOUR featured dishes in the SWANSON Chicken Broth Chinese New Year recipes card. This is pretty simple to prepare and it is quite similar to the "Braised Lion Head - 红烧狮子头" concept on making meatballs which is cooked in delicious fresh crabmeat sauce.


(serves: 4 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes)

Ingredients:
150g Imitation Shark’s Fin
300g Minced Meat
4 Water Chestnuts, chopped
50g Carrot, finely chopped
2 Fresh Mushroom, diced

Marinade:
½ Teaspoon each of Light Soy Sauce, Cooking Wine and Sesame Oil
1 Teaspoon Cornflour
Dash of Ground Pepper

Sauce:
1 Can Swanson Clear Chicken Broth
100g Fresh/Frozen Crab Meat
½ Teaspoon Oyster Sauce and Sesame Oil
1 Egg White
Dash of Ground Pepper
1 Tablespoon Cornflour + ½ Tablespoon Water

Method:-
1. Season minced meat with marinade together with chopped chestnuts, carrot and mushroom till combined.

2. Using clean hands shaped 1½ tablespoons of minced meat into round balls and coats them with imitation shark’s fins.

3. Arrange on steaming plate, steam over high heat for 10 minutes until cooked. Remove and set aside while preparing the sauce.

4. For crabmeat sauce; bring Swanson Clear Chicken Broth to boil, add in crabmeat, oyster sauce and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Thicken sauce by stirring in cornflour solution, turn off the heat and swirl in lightly beaten egg white.

6. Season sauce with sesame oil and ground pepper, ladle over the meatballs and serve hot.

Below are some of the collections of my Chinese New Year round-up over the past years. Hope these could give you some inspiration while preparing the coming new year menu.


CHINESE NEW YEAR DISHES


Stir-Fry 7 Assorted Veggies

Braised Mushroom With Sea Cucumber

Pan-fried White Spotted Rabbitfish With Leeks

Braised Chicken Wing With Arrowhead and Mushroom

Steam Salmon Fillet With Herbs

Steam Osmanthus Cod Fish


CHINESE NEW YEAR DESSERT


Lotus Seeds, Longan And Persimmon Sweet Soup

Sweet And Savory Nian Gao

Orr Nee With Gingko Nut And Pumpkin

Lotus Seeds Soup - 莲子羹

Glutinous Red Date With Osmanthus Syrup


CHINESE NEW YEAR GOODIES


Pineapple Tarts

Peanut Cookies - 花生酥

Deep-Fried Arrowhead Chips


Till then have fun trying out these recipes and I hope I could be in time to share with you more new recipes on Chinese New Year theme soon.

9 comments:

  1. What a great roundup!  Your meatballs in crabmeat egg sauce looks really delicious.

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  2. Ann@Anncoo Journal6/1/12 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the roundup! I just bought two packs of Swanson chicken broth today. All your dishes look very delicious that I already bookmarked some to cook for CNY. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Susanteo768/1/12 7:41 pm

    Great Cuisine Ideas for CNY

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  4. I'm married to a Chinese (Taiwanese) but I actually don't know enough about Chinese New Year.  We usually go out to eat a course meal at a Chinese restaurant and it seems like a lot of Chinese Americans celebrate in a restaurant (maybe most of them work and no time to cook?).  So I don't know any home cooked meal or what's the famous dishes.  It was fine checking out your dishes.  And I definitely want to celebrate with your family than at a restaurant.  Teehee!  Thank you for RT all the time Ellena!  I appreciate your support very much.  Hope you are not too busy cooking and get to enjoy good time with family!

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  5. virtualfarmseed10/1/12 8:29 am

    very nice roundup.i think so it become very tasty.yummm i like this.thanks for share.

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  6. Thanks thanks :) Love your oven baked taro chips too!

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  7. Thanks Ann. Saw you baked a lot of yummy CNY cookies too. Love them ALL :)

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  8. Thanks for your kind word Nami. Mine are just some simple home cooked dishes, nothing fancy compared to others :)

    No worries about the RTs, your dishes n posts are great and I am sure a lot of the readers would benefit from it, Keep the good work and passion burning :)

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