Braised Fish in Soy Sauce

Written by Jacklyn Chen

Sweet and sour fish is one ofrepparttar most popular traditional Chinese dish, normally cooked with carp. The method to cook an authentic Chinese sweet and sour fish (Tang Tsu Yu) is to use what we call 'Liu', meaning 'quick-fry'. The fish should be tender inside and crispy outside. Its original flavour gets reserved whilerepparttar 143077 unpleasant raw fish smell would be completely removed. Many Chinese families cook this dish on a regular basis. It is considered an universal dish that has been enjoyed by people from everywhere in China for many years.


a). For preparation of fish: 1 carp 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cooking wine green onion ginger cornstarch oil for frying

b). For preparation of sauce: 3 dried muchrooms (soaked) 4" green onion 2 slices of ginger 1 small bamboo shoot carrot

c). For preparation of sauce: 1 tablespoon soy sauce 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup soup stock 4 tablespoons chinese (black) vinegar dash of monosodium glutamate 2 tablespoons ketchup

What to look for in a farmers market

Written by Shauna Hanus

It is time for farmers markets. They are popping up all aroundrepparttar country. They can range from a true farmers market with farm fresh produce locally grown and sold byrepparttar 143076 farmer to more of an arts and crafts show. When shopping at a farmers marketrepparttar 143077 consumer needs to be wary of anyone selling fruit or vegetables that are not locally grown or are out of season. It is becoming common practice for some marketers to purchaserepparttar 143078 same produce that is available atrepparttar 143079 grocery and sell it inrepparttar 143080 farmers market venue.

Here are a few tips on what to look for in a farmers market.

•Fresh local fruit and vegetables, no commercially grown produce.

•Good prices,repparttar 143081 price should be comparable torepparttar 143082 grocery store. You may find that in some areasrepparttar 143083 farmers market is a bit higher but this can be well worth it ifrepparttar 143084 produce is local and fresh.

•Look for moist fresh looking produce. Ifrepparttar 143085 corn was picked yesterday it will begin to dry out atrepparttar 143086 bottom. Look for signs thatrepparttar 143087 fruit and vegetables have been harvested withinrepparttar 143088 last day. Do not be afraid to ask whenrepparttar 143089 produce was picked. If it isrepparttar 143090 farmer you are talking to they are likely to take pride in their selection.

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