My whole body is aching~
- 23rd Jul 2014

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brainstorming...

Hubs and I sometimes would have this massive brainstorm just to think of what to eat. To the extend we give up sometimes haha.

But when we are not too tired, we will cook.

My favourite easy dish to make;

Ingredients (serves 2-3 person)
5 shitake mushrooms (you can more if you a real mushroomy person), sliced
200grams minced meat (pork, chicken, beef either is fine… I don’t know about fish don’t ask :P)
5-6 cloves, diced (add more if you are a garlic fan)
1 whole yellow onion, diced
200grams spaghetti
Optional ingredient
4 pieces crabstick

1) Cook the pasta in a pot;

2) Soak the sliced mushroom into the water, add some salt in to make the mushroom slightly salty.

3) Marinate the minced meat with corn flour and soya sauce.

4) (optional step) Stir-fry the minced meat, until slightly brown (cook) put aside.


5) Fry the crabstick in the pan with the minced meat juices, put aside cook.

6) (still don’t have to clean the pan) throw in the garlic and onion, fry until slightly brown,

7) Put in the minced meat and fry for about 1minute or until the minced meat is cook if step 3 was skipped.

8) Put in the sliced shitake mushrooms don’t pour the mushroom water away!

9) Pour in the mushroom water, simmer and let it boil a little until mushroom is soft.


10) Add some salt if it isn’t salty enough for you liking.

The sauce is ready to be served. The pasta should be ready by now too.

Ta-dah!
Home-made Shanghai Styled Pasta (the name derived from a pasta menu I used to eat from Shakey’s Pizza, sadly can’t find it anymore now).

It should take about 30-35minutes, to prepare this but can be shorter if you have the ingredients ready way before (like in the morning) you start cooking. Hope you enjoy the meal.

34 comments:

Magdalene Blue Rose said...

look yummy~~~~ yet im hungry now > <

ladyviral said...

Magdalene : Ooops sorry xD. and so early too? :P

lina said...

yummUy! Can i have some too? ^^

Kelvin said...

Drooling like tap water now...can make some and deliver to me? XD

Pou Leen said...

ah, this looks really good... preparation looks complicated though =/

Pete said...

Wah, Brainstormed Recipe....lol!

Tekkaus said...

Wow...brainstorming what to eat? haha :D Usually my wife is the one who cooks. Then I will be taking care of the baby.

wenn said...

i 'm the one who decide on what to cook.

[SK] said...

hmmmm, sometimes thinking of what to eat and where to eat is really a challenge!! most of the time, ended up eating something you normally eat because you just can't think of anything else.. right??

[SK] said...

the spaghetti with mushroom and minced looks absolutely nice.. haha, but i will minus of the crab stick, maybe replace that with real crab meat will be more perfect.. :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Lady Viral, now thats what I call being creative and innovative.
Sure looks delicious....
And first time I read or see a Shanghai style pasta.
For me, I'd like to add some beansprouts, ha ha.
You have a nice day.
Lee.

ladyviral said...

lina : sure lina! come on over, I will cook you some :P.

ladyviral said...

Kelvin : Deliver to you? The delieveryman might eat it all first! XD

ladyviral said...

Pou Leen : Complicated? Hmmm... well, maybe it is :3. I remember when my sister made them haha. I was like "Effing hard!" and refused to learn :P. Then I ended up trying on my own as I got older >.<;

ladyviral said...

Pete : No no no :P Recipe was stolen xD. "Stolen Recipe"? :P

ladyviral said...

Tekkaus : So easy for you all~ don't have to think... my poor hubs then haha!

ladyviral said...

wenn : then you should try this out :P.

ladyviral said...

SK : Oh yes I know! We end up eating the same thing, and then was like "why didn't we try that one instead of eating the same thing?" haha!

Crab meat? I want to try that too, but so hard to find genuine crab meat here :3.

ladyviral said...

Uncle Lee : Gotta thank my sister for that... if it wasn't for her, I won't of try to cook this :P.

Uncle Lee going to try to make this? :D

Bean sprouts ar? Hmmm.. maybe I will try, but then it will end up really asian style haha!

suituapui said...

Yummmmm!!!! But I don't want those imitation crab sticks. Not a fan of those...and all those frozen fish balls and stuff.

ladyviral said...

suituapui : Same here too! But we have left over when we couldn't find real crab meat for our Crab mayo :P. So might as well make use of it hehe.

Life Ramblings said...

you're making me hungry LV. count me in, will ya?

Ayie said...

what a tasty dish...you're cooking more now huh!

levian said...

ahh, you are making me hungry again! i had never had this combination before, if only i could try it out directly from your cooking. :p

foongpc said...

Yummy!! Cook for me next time! : D

Mariuca said...

LV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

Mariuca said...

Oh me too la, always have problem thinking what to eat for dinner aiyoooo hahahhaha!

Mariuca said...

That looks divine, I love shitake mushroom yum yum!!

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

looks yummy!! i wan this!! :P

ladyviral said...

LR : Whoops I forgot to check my old comments hehe. When I can I will :).

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Yea.. when there is someone who enjoys my cooking, it is worth the cooking :p.

ladyviral said...

levian : given the chance i will cook for ya :D.

ladyviral said...

foongpc : Haha sure! There will be a chance :D.

Mariuca : I know it is hard sometimes right? haha! Oh I love them too! They taste oh so yummy!

ladyviral said...

Caroline : Faster faster, make Eric learn! :p