Multitasking

It’s a normal day, no special celebrity dish but I’m looking for challenges, some excitement n thrill to everyday cooking. I’ve already taken (batang) fish steak out, n some pork ribs from the freezer. So to make it more interesting for myself I decided to cook lunch n dinner simultaneously. Here goes :-

Sweet sour fish lunch

&

Braised pork ribs dinner

1) Ingredients for sweet sour fish.

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2) Ingredients for braised pork ribs.
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Pork ribs, Hoisin sauce, ginger slices, onions, carrots,long beans

3)Wash and pat dry fish, sprinkle salt n pepper.

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Batang fish steaks sprinkled with salt n pepper

 

4) Boiling water to scald pork ribs to rid scums.

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5) Pan fry fish steak.

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Batang fish steak pan fried
6) Brown pork ribs to seal in the juice

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Brown pork ribs
7) Fish steaks done. Plate up.
Boiled some water to scald bokchoy.
Plate up.
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Bokchoy scalded, now make sauce for topping

Fish steaks topped with tomatoes, onion n tamarind lime sauce

8) Marinate pork ribs with Hoisin sauce. 
Ready for braising. 
Add ginger slices n onion slices.

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Ribs with Hoisin sauce
Top
9) Prepare sweet sour sauce using lime juice, 
tamarind paste, water, n 1/2 teaspoon sugar. 
Add chopped onions n sliced tomatoes. 
Boil together n serve on top of fish.
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Fish steaks topped with tomatoes, onion n tamarind lime sauce 

10) Serve lunch whilst pork ribs are braising in claypot.

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Lunch is ready!

11) Lower the fire n continue to gently briase pork ribs for 1 hour.

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12) Add carrots first to the braised pork ribs, after 1/2 hour off fire n add in long beans.

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Collage of braised pork ribs ready to serve

 

13) Dinner is ready, and will be served later during dinner time.

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14) Multitasking has its merits in this case, as I could prepare both lunch n dinner simultaneously as intended pork ribs needed time to braise. I started preparing around 12pm, lunch was ready by 1. Dinner continued to braised till 2pm n was served at 7pm.  Enjoy – sweet sour fish lunch n braised pork ribs dinner! Cheers🏃🏃🏃

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