Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dried Prawns Yee Mee Soup


Rice of course the number one choice but there are days I feel the biggest chore is cooking the side dishes. You know right how it is when ideas run out? And if you repeat the same dishes, there they go again. Of course they won't complain. Actually they shouldn't because you cook and they eat. Then again, back to square one. What to cook at times so so difficult to decide. When that happens, I decide on a bowl of soupy noodles (Cantonese Yee Mee Soup or Mushroom Yee Mee Soup). Well, still a filling wholesome meal. Why not? And when there's no meat, poultry or seafood, dried prawns are the alternative addition for flavouring the broth and for topping.  Here we go - a brimming bowl of noodles with shredded cabbage, fish cakes, crispy fried dried prawns and garnished with spring onion. Don't forget the sliced chillies in soy sauce. Otherwise they will quietly stare but they won't dare say anything. 


Ingredients
2 tbsp dried prawns - soak for 10 minutes and drain off water.
6 garlic - crushed
Cabbage (as needed) - shredded/sliced thinly
1/2 fish cake - rinsed and sliced thinly
1 tsp anchovies stock
2 tbsp oil
Spring onion (as needed) - shredded/sliced thinly
2 rolls of yee mee (or any other noodles you like) - rinse
Pepper and salt to taste
Method
Heat oil and fry dried prawns till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, sauté garlic.
Pour 1 liter of water.
Season with anchovy, pepper and salt.
Simmer till a boiling point.
In a bowl, add noodles, cabbage, fish cake; top with fried prawns and spring onions.
Pour soup over and serve immediately.
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16 comments:

  1. yummy! This looks good. I like Yee Mee. It always enhances the flavour of the soup up by a notch! =)

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  2. Wow, all of them look so tempting!!

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  3. Happy new year Nava.
    Btw a comfy soup for this season

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  4. Yum, this is the kind of food that I love to have for dinner tonight...looks delicious and so comforting.
    Have a great week Nava :D

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  5. hey...last noght i had something similar...taste good

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  6. that looks so yummy. lovely post.

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  7. It always amazes me that you are never short of these recipes...where the food looks like it came from a top notch restaurant and the recipe looks simple and tempting for anyone to try. I love all of them but the mushroom yee mee makes me want to grab the plate.
    I've also been wanting to ask you Nava, if you have a Pinterest account. Maintaining the account may seem like a task but you could add a Pin it Button to your images. Others will do the work for you. They are so beautiful...they deserved to be Pinned around the globe. Pinterest can also do wonders for your traffic. For me, it is one of my biggest traffic contributors today.

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  8. Gr8 one Navs!! I love this interesting soup especially the prawns bit.....i always have some in stock!!

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  9. Hey All the best with your project!! I am sure all your hard work will pay off..
    As for the soup, as always looks delicious!!

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  10. Happy New Year Nava, very lovely soup and deliciously made...

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  11. I could do with all of this right now!

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  12. Wow... such a comforting soup for the coming season :)

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  13. It's new for me. Looks tempting We use dried prawns for curry only.

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