Soup, a pie and tiramisu! For many months my boyfriend has had cravings for hot and sour chinese soup and finally the other month I cooked the soup for my entire family to enjoy at home! It's actually super easy to make and you can decide what ingredients to add besides the basics! Also I brought a mince meat filling which my boyfriend and I stewed for hours with wine and stock to make a fresh pie for my boyfriend's family as well as a tiramisu for dessert!
Continue below for the yummy dishes!
|Home made chinese hot and sour soup, fried tofu skin appetizer, mince meat pie and tiramisu!|
|One appetizer for my soup dish were these 'scallop' spring rolls! The skin on these are made from rice noodles so they are super crisp and delicious!|
|Fried, crispy, juicy and moist on the inside, the seafood filling makes them addictive! I could easily eat five at once!|
|Suepr crispy tofu skins! I made this by cutting up a big sheet of pressed tofu skin and then deep fried then in two bunches which make them form into a solid piece!|
|To complete this appetizer, I made a pickled cucumber and green apple mixture and then tossed it with thai chilli sauce and layered this with the fried tofu skins! This made for such a refreshing crisp appetizer!|
|The ingredients for the stewed meat pie filling! We used a mixture of chopped up beef shin, mince lamb/beef and tendons! Vegetables included chopped onion, carrot, celery, potato, corn and peas! We also used beef stock and a bottle of red wine!|
|To add a roasted, nutty, meaty, flavor and thickness to the meat filling my boyfriend made a brown roux which we added to the stew after it reduced with the stock and wine!|
|First we browned the chopped and mince meat! Deglazing with some stock until it's nice and browned and crisp on the outside!|
|Then we lightly sauteed the hard vegetables!|
|Then, we added the meat back into the pot, added the beef stock and then the wine before letting all of it reduce for a couple of hours over a low heat!|
|Once everything was reduced down, we then added the corn/peas and then added the brown roux and let the mixture thicken up further until nice and thick! We added only salt and pepper on top of the other ingredients!|
|Tadah! The meat pie I made for my boyfriend's family! The pastry crust was made with just butter, plain flour and salt! Super easy but fragile to work with! We served the pie with a salad side and an emulsified balsamic vinaigrette!|
|Our beautiful meat pie's filling! As you can see, I had made sure to reduce and thicken the filling, it was so rich of browned meat, flavors of the red wine and just earthiness from being cooked slow and long! It was such a filling and tasty meal!|
|Finally for dinner we had a tiramisu! The mascarpone mixture I had prepared at my house and we brought it over chilled and it made for a great dessert!|
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