Fortune Squid Blossom

花開富貴

Fortune Squid Blossom
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Author: eggwan1013
Date: 1-31-11
Servings: 2-3
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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I named this dish “Fortune Squid Blossom” because a flower blossom is regarded as a lucky thing in Chinese culture. Flowers in full bloom symbolize affluence and nobility. Here is my recipe for this "Fortune Squid Blossom" dish. I hope you will enjoy this dish for your Chinese new year supper!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Ingredients for squid flower:
  • 1 medium size whole squid
  • 200g prawn
  • 1 egg white
  • some carrot and spring onion as garnish
  • Seasoning for filling:
  • ½ teaspoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • Ingredients for steamed egg:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • Ingredients for sauce:
  • 1 cup stock
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch water (1/2 teaspoon potato starch mix with 1 tablespoon cold water.)

Recipe Steps:

  • Cut the squid into a flower shape as the photos show. Blanch in boiling salted water for no more than 5 seconds. Soak in cold water afterwards to cool it down.
  • Process rest of the squid and prawn with all the seasonings.
  • Rub some potato starch on the squid flower and put some of the processed squid and prawns from step 2 in the middle.
  • Steamed it at full gas power for 8 minutes.
  • Mix all the steamed egg ingredients evenly and pour into a soup plate, steamed for 3~5 minutes.
  • Place the steamed squid flower on top of step 5. Boil 1 cup of stock with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and stir in 1 tablespoon potato starch and water to thick the sauce. Pour the sauce on top of squid flower and steamed egg. It’s now ready to serve.

Serving Size: 2-3
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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