People may not know this about me, but I’ve always loved cooking. Although I was never what you might call ‘culinary inclined’, I love experimenting with food, and I LOVE cooking for my family; But when things got busy at work, I totally fell into the trap of ordering take out or eating out everyday. I seriously couldn’t be bothered experimenting anymore or I’m just too lazy or too tired to cook my own meal. After all, with so many takeout options available and an insane schedule to adhere to, I thought, perhaps, people like me just weren’t supposed to cook.
Fast forward to May, I I thought it was time I started cooking again. I know my cooking skills weren’t as developed as I’d have liked but I’ll keep at it and maybe one day, I’ll surprise all of you. *wink*
So, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite recipes–these recipes are what gourmands cook when they can’t be bothered to cook. These are super easy meals that take minutes to make with items that are probably already in your pantry.
So, put down the takeout menu, here’s the one recipe I’ve known that never fails to impress: Salted Egg Shrimps
1 kg medium-sized or large shrimps
10 salted egg yolks, mashed (I used 10 yolks/1kg shrimps)
2 tablespoon oil
3 white onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 stick of butter
3 Bird’s eye chili stemmed and minced (you may also use chili pepper flakes)
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
- Trim off tendrils of shrimp with scissors then rinse under cold running water. Drain well.
- In a pan over medium heat, put the oil and butter. When butter begins to melt, add garlic, bird’s eye chili, and onions. Sauté for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add evaporated milk and bring to a simmer (Do not allow to boil to prevent milk from curdling). Reduce heat and stir in salted egg yolks and cook for about 2 minutes until sauce slightly thickens.
- Add shrimps. Stir occasionally until shrimps change its color. Add sugar and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe. Comment or send me an e-mail if you have questions or suggestions. I will try my best to share at least one recipe per month. 🙂