Lunch Recipes for Kids
Stir-fried Shrimps with Sugar Snap Peas and Cucumbers
Serves about 8 persons Serves about 8 persons
Ingredients
Sugar snap peas110 grams
Shrimps300 grams
Cucumbers450 grams
Dried shallot1 dice
Ginger2 slices
Garlic, sliced1 clove
Marinade
White pepperSmall amount
Corn flour1 teaspoon
Seasoning
SaltSmall amount
Sugar¼ teaspoon
Corn flour1 teaspoon
Water3 tablespoons
Method
  • Remove shells and heads of shrimps and devein. Wash and wipe dry. Add marinade ingredients and mix well. Scald briefly and set aside.
  • Blanch sugar snap peas. Drain dry.
  • Peel cucumbers and remove seeds. Wash and cut into large shreds.
  • Heat wok. Add small amount of oil, dried shallot and ginger. Stir-fry shrimps and sugar snap peas for a while. Set aside on dish.
  • Stir-fry garlic with small amount of oil. Put in cucumbers and stir well. Add small amount of water. Put in cooked shrimps and sugar snap peas. Add seasoning. Cook till done and serve.
Nutrition Tips
  • The ingredients used in this recipe are not only low in fat but also rich in protein and dietary fiber. Remember, however, to keep the amount of shrimps in moderation to avoid excessive intake of cholesterol.
  • Adding corn flour with water may help decrease the amount of oil used when cooking. Also, try not to use too much seasoning and condiments.
Eggplants with Minced Pork
Serves about 4 persons Serves about 4 persons
Ingredients
Minced lean pork160 grams
Eggplants, small3 pieces (approx. 240 grams)
Garlic, finely chopped2 teaspoons
Vegetable oil1½ tablespoons
Marinade
Soy sauce2 teaspoons
White pepperSmall amount
Sugar½ teaspoon
Cornstarch½ teaspoon
Water1 tablespoon
Seasoning
Salt½ teaspoon
Soy sauce1 teaspoon
Sesame oil½ teaspoon
White pepperSmall amount
Sugar½ teaspoon
Water3 tablespoons
Method
  • Mix together the minced pork and the marinade, leave for a while.
  • Rinse, trim, and cut the eggplants into wedges.
  • Stir-fry the garlic with ½ tablespoon of oil in a non-stick wok / pan. Stir-fry the minced pork to medium well. Take out and set aside.
  • Fry the eggplants with 1 tablespoon of oil. Add some water and cook until softened. Then add in the minced pork and seasoning sauce and simmer until the pork is thoroughly cooked.
Nutrition Tips
  • Minced pork sold in the market is generally high in fat. It is advised to buy lean pork and then have it minced.
  • Eggplants absorb much oil during cooking. Adding some water after pan-frying can reduce the use of oil.

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