Had a blast with the family yesterday. To make the day extra special, I offered to prepare lunch. Me cook? Yowza! Not a very common thing to see! But I’ve been wanting to try this recipe since I got back from that cooking workshop of 2 weeks back. This is what I prepared: Crab and Corn Soup and Grilled Porkchops. C’est magnifique!
Crab and Corn Soup
Yield: approx. 10 servings
Fish Stock Asian (or Chicken Broth), 1.3 ltr
Ginger, fresh, sliced, 5 gr
Coriander, fresh, chopped, 5 gr
Corn, creamed, sweet, 400 gr
Corn flour, approx 20 gr
Water to dissolve corn flour, 80 ml
Crab meat cooked shredded, 200 gr
Sesame oil, 10 ml
Soya sauce, 10 ml
Pepper white ground, 2 gr
Eggs whole, 4-5 pcs
Spring onions sliced, 10 gr
Fresh coriander, 10 gr
1. Add sliced ginger and fresh chopped coriander to the prepared stock, bring to a boil.
2. Add the creamed corn and shredded crab meat.
3. Thicken with corn flour (Maizena) dissolved in water, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add sesame oil, soya sauce, season with white pepper.
5. Stir in the eggs slightly mixed.
6. Garnish with spring onions and coriander.
Grilled Pork Chops
Pork chops (Quantity depends on how many are dining)
Rub salt on each side of the meat. Put the meat on a broiler pan or rack and set it on the highest oven shelf (approx 4″ away from the heat). Broil/grill for 10-15 minutes on each side until golden brown.
It took me around 30 to 40 minutes to prepare and cook everything. Not bad at all. It would’ve been faster if there was less chitchat, but that’s what makes cooking fun too!
My picky sisters gobbled it all up. Ah, success. My Mom asked for the recipe. H was extremely proud (and full)! He kept saying, “Marunong na magluto Wifey ko!” (My Wifey already knows how to cook!) Dad ate the leftover soup because he was late for lunch.
For dessert, we had Chocopeanut Ice cream. Nah, I didn’t make it myself. No ice cream maker, remember? H and I just bought half a gallon from the nearby grocery. It was still a great way to end lunch!
I shared a recipe for Shrimp and Mango Salad with my Mom and youngest sister later in the day. Mom goes, “That’s what you’re making next time you visit!” Not a problem. I’m starting to get more comfortable in the kitchen and I feel the kitchen warming up to me.