1. Wash basil and bay leaves. Wash and cut tomatoes into pieces. Remove onion skin and cut into diamond pieces. Wash and cut chicken thigh into pieces and marinate with white wine, salt and potato starch for 20 minutes.
2. Add chicken thigh in a pan and sear both side until turning golden. Add tomato paste, onion, potatoes and stir fry until fragrant. Turn to low heat and cook until potato is cooked through.
3. Add basil and bay leaves, and stir fry until fragrant. Transfer to a plate and serve.
Homemade Tomato Paste
The texture of tomato paste is thick with rich aroma and acidity which can deepen the flavor of the dish. You can make tomato paste at home without any chemical additives as sold in stores. First remove tomato skin and crush tomato flesh. Saute minced garlic with 2 tbsp olive oil until fragrant. Add half minced onion and stir fry until the fragrant is sweet. Add tomato flesh and stir frequently until boil. Turn off the stove and season with salt and pepper. Then the healthy homemade tomato paste is done.
Life used to be tough for the Hakkas. Frugal by nature, Hakka people took glutinous rice cakes with them when they went into the mountains to work.
The glutinous rice cakes evolved to become the present-day vegetable buns, and they come in many flavors. The main ingredients for making vegetable buns are: glutinous rice, shredded pork, small shrimp, white radish, and shiitake mushrooms, etc. Speaking of white radish, the Hakkas plant them in rice fields right after harvesting rice crops and tilling soil, so the farmland wouldn’t go to waste.
The wrappers of Hakka vegetable buns are made from glutinous rice and Penglai rice, and differ from regular buns made from flour. Elderly Hakkas love making vegetable buns for Lunar New Year. They have thin wrappers, lots of filling inside, and taste delicious!
The Lunar New Year is almost here! This family is making Hakka vegetable buns . The younger generation is learning this tradition from older Hakka people
New Year is even more memorable ！ If families make their own New Year's feast! We wish you a Happy Lunar New Year!
Salt baked shrimp.mov tastelife 2017-12-29235 views 1. Remove shrimp's barbels and legs, and devein. 2.Add Huadiao wine and rub breifly. Set aside for 10 minutes. 3.Heat coarse salt in the pan over medium heat and stir constantly until smoke is generated. 4.Add Sichuan peppercorn, mixed-color peppercorn, bay leaves and star anise, and saute until fragrant. 5.Remove half of the salt mixture. 6.Place shrimp evenly on salt and spread back the salt mixture removed previously on top of the shrimp. 7.Cover with the lid and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. 8.Uncover and take out the shrimp. Sprinkle with lemon juice, minced scallion and sliced chili, and serve.