Monday, January 3, 2011

Teddies in the Soup

How cute the pasta is??
They are teddies pasta!! 

This pasta caught my eyes when i did my grocery shopping yesterday, they were on sale for only $0.99/packet
Could I resisted not to buy? : )

Me: Mr.S, you will be having a cute breakfast later!!
Mr. S: (brushing teeth) Cute? it must be awful!!
Me: (stare at him with my ultimate "full-of-hatred" eyes & walk away)

I always tried out any kind of new dishes, and he doesn't like it sometimes
Whenever, i cooked a new dishes, he will never admit it's actually taste good until he try it
He's the top food picker at home....

Lucky, I am a "whatever" person.. I keep trying out new dishes without being distracted by his annoying comment : ) 

My first attempt to make my very own "Prawn Ball"
Not too bad, just lack of saltiness in it 

Make 12 Balls
200 gr Prawn (after de-shelled and vein removal)
3 tbsp Tapioca Starch
1/2 tsp Salt (will increase the amount of salt next time)
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 Egg
Dash of Pepper

Finely chop the prawn into minces
Add in all ingredients and mix
Shape the Ball and drop into boiling water until it well-formed
Turn off the Heat
Soak in Cold Water, Set Aside

I will never throw away those Prawn Heads as I will use them to prepare the soup 
Flavour enhancer, such as: MSG; Chicken Powder, etc will be used less or even with only a pinch of salt can bring the sweetness of the soup

Soup Base
Prawns Head
100 gr Anchovies 
Water as needed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Few drops of Sesame Oil

P.S: i used slow cooker for the soup and left it on a low heat setting until the next morning

Boil the Pasta with salt added in the water until soft, soak in cold water, drained and set aside
Heat up the Soup and add in Prawn Ball and some vegetables
Arrange Pasta, Prawn Ball and Vegetables in a clean Bowl
Pour in Soup

Happy Cooking