Monday, July 28, 2008

*A Pleasant Surprise: Cheese Pork Balls with Creamy Mayo Sauce, Beef Pineapple Fried Rice & Vegetables with Chinese Miso

Who doesn't love pleasant surprises? Hehe I surely do! I love the surprises such as...finding $20 notes in my jeans pocket, fitting into my 6 years old micro mini skirt or skinny jeans (unfortunately, no luck in this area nowadays) , finding my favorite sausage, Beddar with Cheddar on SALE!!...or finding the muffins I thought I was gonna fail miserably actually taste fan-bloody-tastic! ^_^

Yesterday afternoon, I was out for a girl's tea time, when my sous chef called and said that he was gonna cook something. I was so worried to hear that he was gonna cook without my supervision (lucky sous chef, in the kitchen, I am such a dominatrix tyrant!)...I expected to reach home finding my kitchen had collapsed into broken pieces...dirty dishes and bowls piled mountain high in my tiny sink...oil, flour, and various ingredients covering the whole kitchen floor...and a tasty dish :)

I was pleasantly surprised to find the kitchen was still there...with minimum spillage on the floor, everything was still in place, and I didn't get just one tasty dish...there were one, two, three, FOUR tasty dishes! Wow! You guys know me...I am all "The More, The Merrier" girl when it comes to tasty treats hehe!

SC shares his recipes below:
Cheese Pork Balls with Creamy Mayo Sauce

- 1 lb minced pork
- salt, pepper, sugar, chicken powder, corn starch
- your choice of cheese, cut into small cubes
- olive oil
- mayo
Marinate minced pork with salt, pepper, sugar, chicken powder, corn starch and a bit of oil. Roll into small balls with a piece of cheese inside. Microwave for 5 minutes to minimise frying time. Fry pork balls in hot oil until golden brown, set aside on paper towel. Heat up mayo in a hot pan, add pork balls, mix well.

Vegetables with Chinese Miso

- 0.5 lb baby bak choy
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 cm ginger, crushed
- 2 tbsp chinese miso
- olive oil
Clean veggie, saute garlic and ginger, add veggie, add Chinese miso

Beef and Pineapple Fried Rice

- small canned pineapple
- 0.5 lb minced beef
- a handful of green peas
- 2 eggs, beaten
- olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 sprig of spring onion, finely chopped
- salt, pepper, sugar, chicken powder
- 1.5 cups of rice, preferably cooked the day before and left overnight in the fridge
Saute garlic, spring onion, beef, add eggs, pineapple, green peas, rice, mix well, season, serve.

...and he also did an encore of his Tasty Steamed Tofu

Hmmm, I could really get used to this kinda pleasant suprises ^_*


[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

What is Chinese miso?

The pork balls look yummy!

daphne said...

U lucky girl! 4 dishes!!!

dwiana said...

yaw.... spoil girl !! LOL
enjoy your pleasant dinner:)

tigerfish said...

You lucky gal! All the dishes you get and ...I don't mind $200 in my pocket too...everyday! :D

elsye said...

Rita, chinese miso sama kayak yang jepun ga rasanya :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

WOW! Your SC so hardworking! Preparing 4 yummy dishes to surprise you, not bad at all! ;) Love his pork balls with mayo!

Sharon said...

I would LOVE that kind of surprise! You're one lucky lady :)

Angie said...

that cheese pork ball looks fantabulous!

glamah16 said...

It's so sexy when your man cooks for you.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

thanks for the comments! yeah i am one lucky lady! hohoho

and chinese is different from japanese is less salty and it has a bit of sweetness to it...i personally love the japanese one more, but it is a nice change some time

Zen Chef said...

Awww.. He loves you Rita!
When a man cooks for you that means he really loves you.
Hats off to sous-chef for all the delicious food! :-)

noobcook said...

wow so nice to go home to 4 tasty dishes! I never have this luck ;)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

sous chef says thanks a lot for the comments...and thanks so much for reminding me that i am one lucky lady lol