I grew up in a place where fresh seafood is a common sight. Fishing boats were often seen in and out of the harbour. When we were young, my mom taught us how to tell if a fish is very fresh. First thing, check the gills. It has to be bright red, not a dull colour. Next, when you poke the flesh, it feels tough and not soft. My mom was very good in making fish balls, fish cakes and fish floss. Nothing is better than homemade. They taste great with rice porridge or congee.
Each time I think of my mom’s food, it just makes me miss her and my dad and miss all her lovely food. She is still back home but doesn’t cook anymore. Well, trying out her food reminds me how great my mom is. She is awesome in many ways. My mom loves noodles so I thought I’ll cook Fish Ball Noodle Soup. I wish I can cook for her and my dad. Here’s my recipe to share:
Ingredients A (fish balls)
500g fish meat
2T corn flour
1/2t pepper powder
I used mackerel. There were not any fresh ones so I bought the frozen ones. The taste was there but sadly the texture wasn’t there. If you make this dish, I hope you can find the fresh ones. You can use other types of fish too.
Put everything into a processor and process until fine. Use wet hand and wet spoon to make it into small balls. Put some water to boil. Add in the fish balls. Cook for a while until it’s cooked. Dish it up.
dried rice noodles
fried shallot oil
Make chicken soup. I used chicken bones to make the soup base. Add the seasongs. Boil the rice noodles. When it’s cooked, dish it into bowls. Add some fish balls, some precooked vegetables of your choice, fried shallots, fried shallot oil and enjoy a hot, simple and yet very delicious meal. This is very popular in Oriental countries. You can use other types of noodles or vermicelli too.
Do you like fish? Do you like fish balls? Do you make them? How do you use fish paste? Do you like noodles? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other noodle recipes that you may be interested in:
Delicious Malaysian Fried Noodles (Part 2)
Easy Soba Noodles For Dinner
A Fast, Easy Chinese Meal Of Baked Salmon And Noodles
Fast And Easy Egg Noodle Soup
Making Hand-pulled Noodles
Hand-pulled Noodles And Char Siu Chicken Soup
Dry Noodles With Char Siu Chicken And Vegetables
Quote of the day……
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