Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stuffed Arrowroots 酿慈菇

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..


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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..
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Stuffed arrowroots with fish paste
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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 ^_^..

Stuffed Arrowroot
(recipe source: inspired by Flavours lifestyle magazine, with modification)

8 large arrowroots, peeled, leaving pointy shoots on top

Fish paste
80g mackerel flesh
20g fresh shrimps
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1/2tsp sugar
Pepper

Method
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.

Sauce
Gravy from steaming arrowroot
1 garlic, chopped
1/2tbsp oyster sauce
1/2tsp dark soy sauce
1/3cup water
Thicken mixture (1tbsp tapioca flour +2tbsp water)

Method
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..


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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.



31 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thanks for sharing this dish...

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I'm fast today, hehe...

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我也觉得很奇怪,为什么只有过年才能买到这个,呵呵

Min said...

I love arrowroot too, especially the fried version, but this looks yummy to me too, I will ask my daddy to try, haha!

Anne Regalado said...

I've seen arrowroot here from time to time but haven't actually known that those are arrowroot , I thought they are sort of water chestnut ! lol Yummy dish , Sonia !

Gloria said...

Sonia Love this, look really beautiful!!

Veronica's Kitchen said...

Hi Sonia, this is interesting. This is my first time I saw arrowheads can be done in this way. Thanks for sharing.

Kuazue Mohd said...

this is in malay we called as sengkuang cina right??!!..i like it when we have it with kuah rojak..

cikmanggis said...

kreatif sekali :)pasti nak cuba jugak :)

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Tell you something... I don't like arrowroot. I didn't even buy them for CNY. :(

Subhashini said...

very innovative and new dish for me.

divya said...

wow....very new but looks awesome..

Little Corner of Mine said...

That's very creative of you! Looks pretty though.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

This look really good for a prosperous CNY.Bookmarked and will try it. Thanks for sharing

珊珊 said...

第一次看到这样的煮法。。。好特别!!
我就只会炸芽姑饼而已!!!

Phong Hong said...

Looks cute! Never mind, just eat with sambal belachan to add stronger taste hee..hee....

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I like arrowroot chips but never try in cooking b4, curious on the taste :)

Yan said...

My girls like arrowroot chips and I can't wait to see your arrowhead CNY decor.

You are so creative in this Stuffed Arrowroot.

I must come back tomorrow for the CNY delights.

Small Kucing said...

mmm very good idea..stuffed Chinese arrow roots

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

I was so lucky that in this trip, my mum's neighbour daughter made us the arrowhead chips. It was William's 1st time of eating and he said he can keep eating it with some old beer, haha! It's the season, isn't it? Easy to grow or not? We can't get arrowheads here, sigh! This is a new dish to me. My memory of arrowhead is just the chips, didn't realise that you can prepare like this way, I like it!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

looks gd and tasty

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

looks gd and tasty

ICook4Fun said...

I am not a big fan of arrowroots but I don't mind having the chips. My mom too will plant the arrowroot every year in low large bowl. They look really nice.

Mich Piece of Cake said...

I have never eaten arrowroot before (except for chips), didn't know it can be prepared in this way. Maybe after steaming can put on a thick sauce for extra flavour?

MK Moon said...

can fried instead of steam?

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

I will eat lots of arrowroots during cny. Its my favourite dish!

Simple Person said...

very creative..
normally I eat arrowhead is together with lap mei fan

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

lain dari yang lain.. so creative & innovative... tq for sharing..

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia~~
好应景的年菜~~
=)

lena said...

never mind, next time can try deep frying them:))

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love stew arrowroots and chips. Never had them prepared this way. Something new to me:D

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