December 2015 | Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Delicious Recipes

Mango Grapefruit Sago in Coconut Milk (楊枝甘露)

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You can find this popular dessert, Mango Grapefruit Sago in Coconut Milk (楊枝甘露) on the menu of many Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, often used to wrap up a dinner in summer.

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I love every dessert that made with mango or sago. It’s a dessert soup combining both. I’m ready to indulge myself with it. It’s mango season down under here. That’s another good reason to make a large bowl to entertain the family as well. This chilled dessert perfectly wrapped up our dinner in a hot summer night.
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Easy Recipes2 (My 2nd Cookbook)

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Here comes another excited news that I want to share with you all. I’m absolutely over the moon. My 2nd cookbook is officially released and hits the shelves of many large bookstores in Hong Kong.

It’s been over 3 years after my 1st cookbook, Easy Recipes-A Selection of Simple Classics, was published. Without your support, sending your feedbacks and love of my recipes, I won’t have the energy and motivation to publish another cookbook. I used to think that all is done if a dish is finished cooking and enjoyed by my loved ones, without a second thought of publishing it at all. All encouraging and kind words, from facebook, emails or blog comments, are received with my deepest gratitude. I feel so awesome, when this new cookbook is released. It's just like a lovely baby born in the family after 9 months of pregnancy as well as the labour of love.
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Baked Salmon Parcel

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Salmon is tasty and nourishing, widely regarded as super healthy food. It’s pretty easy to cook it. Oh well, often times, we don’t cook salmon at all simply because sashimi is super delicious. Other than enjoying sashimi, we love baked salmon very much. This baked salmon parcel was only cooked with basic and simple seasoning, yet with great satisfied results. The big fragrance of lemon and herb is so refreshing and tempting. We didn’t have any rice at all, although we are big fans of rice. I simply cooked some fresh corn cobs, green vegetables, and sweet potatoes to go with this dish. We were so full already and felt very satisfied.
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Stuffed Tomatoes with Chicken

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Looking for an appetiser to go with your delicious Christmas main course? The slightly tangy taste of tomatoes makes this dish so good to be served as an appetiser, or a light meal if you like. What I particularly love is its vibrant red colour that gives me a very pleasant and seasonal feel. The eye-catching lids look like the tomatoes are wearing small hats.

The ingredients used are also very simple. Amongst the ingredients, there's a bright yellow powder, called turmeric, used to cook with the chicken, is a kind of healthy spice that can help boost up our immune system. Although there’s a little of challenge to use cutlery to pick up the fillings, this dish is so impeccable and refreshingly tasty.
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Steamed Prawns with Garlic and XO Sauce

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It’s been a while not having steamed prawns. This is a simple and homey dish I tried in Hong Kong. I miss it so much. This dish is so simple, quick to make and very delicious. The key is to get fresh prawns. Yes, not those have been frozen for quite a long time. You’ll be amazed how tasty the prawns are after steaming. When I made this dish, I placed the prawns on a bed of vermicelli. Thus I didn’t even waste a drop of the tasty sauce released from the prawns after steaming. All goodies were absorbed by the vermicelli.
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Steamed Tapioca Red Bean Cakes

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Look at these mini tapioca cakes with red bean paste inside. Aren’t they lovely? They indeed look gorgeous when presented on a serving table in a small or big party. Not only do they look attractive, but also they taste wonderful. One bite one cake, it’s pretty easy to make!
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (One-Pan Dish)

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These chicken thighs were cooked with lemon, garlic and my favourite herds, rosemary and thyme. My kitchen was full of the fragrant smell, increasing the appetite of the whole family.

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I’m getting to love one-pan dish more and more. It’s handy and save up energy to do cleaning up, just like one-plate dish.

The taste of one-pan dish won’t be comprised at all, still very delicious.
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