Crispy Pork Belly & Braised Chicken With Quail Eggs and Mixed Vegetables

Valentine Treats =D
It is our second year of Valentines together as husband and wife. My husband gave me a dozen of multicoloured tulips and we just decided to have dinner at home. What makes our dinner special is that we cooked separate dish of our own recipes. He cooked Crispy Oven Roasted pork belly while I prepared Braised Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and Quail Eggs. My husband did not made much effort because he just boiled, seasoned with fish sauce and pepper then set the pork to convectional oven. Thus, I could say that his cooking tricks really does magic. And since my husband’s recipe will take less than an hour, I still have enough time to prepare my dish. So here are our recipes.

Crispy Pork Belly


Ingredients:
  • 1 Kg Pork Belly Sliced
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Fish Sauce
  • Pepper

Procedure:
  1. Boil pork belly with enough water and a teaspoon of salt for about 30 minutes. Once finished, let it cool.
  2. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  3. Preheat Convectional Oven for ten minutes.
  4. Place the pork belly in the oven. Set it to 225 °C for 40 minutes or until the pork turns to golden brown.

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Braised Chicken With Quail Eggs and Mixed Vegetables


Ingredients:
  • Broccoli
  • Young Corn
  • Carrots
  • Boneless chicken - sliced
  • Dried mushroom
  • Quail eggs
  • Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Fish Sauce
  • Pepper
  • Butter


Procedure:

  1. Soak in water the dried mushrooms. Set aside.
  2. Boil the sliced chicken seasoned with fish sauce, pepper and Sweet soy sauce.
  3. Once the liquid dries-up, lower the heat and add butter to braise the chicken.
  4. While braising the chicken, on a separate wok bring water to boil with pinch of salt. Put in the carrots 2 minutes before the broccoli and young corn. Let it parboil for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain the vegetables and mix it to the braised chicken.
  6. Mix in the mushroom and quail eggs.
  7. Add more butter and sweet soy sauce.
  8. Stir to completely blend the flavor. Simmer for 3 minutes (Do not overcook the vegetables).


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Plus a French Valentine Macaroons from my Boss who just arrived from her trip to Paris =D
I love this small, yet soooo flavorful and heavenly treat..... Have a bite!

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