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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Recipes with Bird's Nest (2)



Hi parents
If you still have bird's nest and still wondering what to do with them, here's another 2 recipes to consider:

Stew Duck with Bird's Nest Soup

Ingredients:
  • 15 gm duck's meat
  • 15 gm bird's nest
  • 15 gm ham
Method (serves 4 - 6 persons):

  1. Soak bird's nest in warm water for 1 hour
  2. Drain and cook in boiling water for 5 minutes
  3. Drain and set aside
  4. Wash duck and book in boiling water for 6 - 8 minutes
  5. Remove and rinse in cold water
  6. Steam these prawn balls for 10 minutes
  7. Place duck, bird's nest, ham and 3.5 cups of water in pot
  8. Steam for 4 hours
  9. Salt to taste before serving


Steamed Egg Custard with Bird's Nest Soup

Ingredients:

  • 20 gm bird's nest
  • 2 cups of superior soup stock
  • 50 gm pea shoots
Custard:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp shredded cooked ham
  • 2 tsp wine
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup stock
  • 1/2 tbsp wine
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn flour

Method (serves 4 - 6 persons):

  1. Soak bird's next in hot water to soften
  2. Simmer in 2 cups of stock for 2 hours
  3. Combine custard ingredients and beat lightly
  4. Steam the custard until it is set
  5. Blanch pea shoots in boiling water until tender-crisp, then drain and set aside
  6. Place custard in centre of a deep serving platter and surround with pea shoots
  7. Bring sauce ingredients to a boil and cook until thickened
  8. Place bird's nest on top of custard and pour sauce over

Lunar New Year lasts for 15 days. Today is only the 3rd day so Singapore parents, you still have time to plan ahead if you want to try the above recipes.

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