I don't know why we only able to buy arrowroots during Chinese New Year? when i saw supermarket flooded with arrowroots this time, remind me of the yummy deep fried arrowroot crips. But i am a bit lazy to deep fry it, so this time i try to cook to a savoury dish..
First time using this scoop gadget bought from Ikea many years ago, and found out it was very easy to scoop out the arrowroot flesh..
Stuffed arrowroots with fish paste
But i concluded that I prefer arrowroot crips more than this dish, hehehe..Perhaps it is because I have changed the original recipe which asked to deep fry instead of steaming method , and the taste is rather bland as I like food in stronger taste ^_^..
(recipe source: inspired by Flavours lifestyle magazine, with modification)
8 large arrowroots, peeled, leaving pointy shoots on top
80g mackerel flesh
20g fresh shrimps
1. Chop fish flesh and shrimps till firm and gluey (alternative blend with food processor)
2. Mix with seasonings.
To steam stuffed Arrowroot
1. Rinse the peeled arrowroots and scoop out the flesh from the bottom.
2. Stuff arrowroot with fish paste
3. Arrange on a steaming tray and steam for 25mins.
Gravy from steaming arrowroot
1 garlic, chopped
1/2tbsp oyster sauce
1/2tsp dark soy sauce
Thicken mixture (1tbsp tapioca flour +2tbsp water)
1. Heat the oil and sauté garlic till aroma.
2. Add in all the sauce ingredients and cook till boil.
3. Add in thicken mixture and mix well.
To serve- Arrange the steamed stuffed arrowroots on a plate and pour sauce over. Serve hot.
Do you know we can also plant arrowroots? just soak them in water. After few weeks, you can see nice green leaves growing up.. I will update new picture once they have green leaves..A very nice decoration item for CNY..try it out..
Oh, have to stop here, i need to prepare for CNY Delights 2013 event round up ( Part 2), will post it tomorrow, do come back for more nice CNY delights..
I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.