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Milk Foo Young

INGREDIENTS:-

½ cup crab meat (2 crabs, weighing about 1 lb)
2 slices ginger, (2 stalks spring onion)
6 egg whites
1 ¼ cups milk
3 tbsps cornflour
1 oz cooked ham (finely chopped)
1 oz vermicelli
Oil for deep frying (lard for better results)


Seasoning:-
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. monosodium glutamate

METHOD:-

  1. Clean crabs and steam with ginger and spring onion for 20 minutes. Pound to crush shell, extract all the crab meat from crabs.
  2. Mix milk with cornflour and egg whites, stir well and add in seasoning and crab meat.
  3. Deep fry vermicelli in hot oil until crispy; place on dish.
  4. Deep fry crab meat batter in very warm oil (150F), push it gently with spatula until it curdles. Drain pour over crispy vermicelli, sprinkle with finely chopped ham. Serve hot.

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Sliced Liver

To serve 4 you will need:

13 oz. pork or chicken liver
½ leek
¾-inch piece of fresh ginger or ⅙ teaspoon ginger powder

(a)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sherry
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon pepper
a pinch of salt
a pinch of monosodium glutamate

a sprig of parsley for garnish

Dip the liver into water for 15 minutes to drain off the blood. Cut the leek and slice the ginger. Bring water to a boil and add the leek, ginger and liver. Boil until the white foams come out. Drain the water and bring ingredients (a) to a boil in the same pan. Add the liver and simmer, covered, over a low heat until the liver is cooked. Then take off the lid and boil down the liquid. Let the liver cool and slice into 1 inch thick pieces.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Jellied Chicken and Peas

To serve 4 you will need

2 ⅔ cups chicken stock
¾ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ tablespoons soy sauce
2 sheets of gelatin
¼ lb. chicken (boneless, cooked in the stock)
a pinch of salt
a pinch of monosodium glutamate
5 tablespoons canned green peas

Season the chicken stock with the salt and soy sauce. Soak the gelatin sheets in water. Cut the chicken into bite-size thin strips and sprinkle with the salt and monosodium glutamate. Heat the chicken stock and add the gelatin sheets over a low heat. Simmer until the gelatin is melted. Add the chicken and half the green peas. Arrange the remaining peas in a circle on the bottom of a wet bowl. Pour a little of the soup slowly over the circle of peas. Allow this small amount to set, then pour in the remaining soup mixture. Refrigerate until it is set. Turn out onto a platter and serve.

Note For those who are tending to the negative type, white wine and fresh ginger juice should be substituted for the peas.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Duck with Pineapple (Bor low gnap)

Preparation time: 6 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
10 oz. duck meat without bone
3 pieces canned pineapple
½ pint sherry
¼ pint water
1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon monosodigum glutamate
2 tablespoons pineapple syrup
1 teaspoon cornflour mixed with 1 tablespoon water
8 canned cherries

Cube the duck meat and divide each piece of pineapple into four pieces. Cook the duck in a saucepan with sherry and water for 20 minutes. Add soy sauce, sugar, monosodium glutamate, pineapple syrup and cornflour mixture. Stir till boiling and boil for 5 minutes. Add pineapple and cherries and cook for about 1 minute. Remove to a heated dish and serve hot.

Why do we use cornflour in many Chinese dishes?
Cornflour helps you in three ways:
1) Coating – Cornflour gives meat a light coating that not only makes the meat tender, but also retains the flavour.
2) Thickening – The thickness of the gravy and soup depends upon the amount of cornflour used; these vary in different dishes, as a sweet and sour pork dish should be fairly thick and Peking sour soup should be lighter.
3) Holding – Cornflour works wonderfully for holding minced meat together and for keeping the moisture in. It is used in meatball dishes.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

Creamed Crab with Bamboo Shoots (Hai Yuk San See)

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 4 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
4 oz. crab meat
14 oz. spinach
1 oz. bamboo shoots
4 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 pint milk
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 tablespoon water

Remove any soft bone from crab meat and shred. Wash and drain spinach, chop coarsely. Shred the bamboo shoots. Put 4 tablespoons oil into pan over strong heat. Drop 1/2 teaspoon salt into the oil first, then put the spinach in and fry for 2-3 minutes. Drain the spinach, remove to heated plate. Put the milk into the pan, add shredded bamboo shoots and crab meat and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate and 1 teaspoon cornflour mixed with 1 tablespoon water. Stir until thick. Add salt if required. Surround the creamed crab with the spinach as shown in the photograph.
Note: You can either mix them together before you eat, or eat them separately.


©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968. English text ©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968