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Monday, August 04, 2008

Five Quick Asian Dishes: "1-4-7" Steamed Eggs

Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen is asking for Asian-inspired recipes that can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. This has inspired me to do a weeklong series of quick Asian dishes that you can easily prepare, just in time for the Beijing Olympics. The impetus being, the faster you can get dinner on the table, the faster you can get back to watching all the Olympic action!

This dish is extremely simple to make. It is basically only two ingredients: 4 eggs and 1 can chicken broth (not low sodium):

1-4-7 steamed eggs ingredients

You will also need a dish and a pan wider than the dish that you can use to steam with. Fill the pan halfway up the side with water and get it boiling.

Crack the eggs into the dish and pour in the chicken broth. If you're too caught up watching the rhythmic gymnastics competition, you can have the kidlets mix it up for you:

1-4-7 steamed eggs mixing

Garnish with chopped green onions if you like. Set the dish in the pan and cover.

1-4-7 steamed eggs steaming

Steam for 7 minutes. At the 7 minute mark, gently shake the pan to see if the egg has set. It should jiggle like jello, not slosh around like the pool after the 100m freestyle has been completed. If the egg hasn't set, let it go for another minute and check again.

1-4-7 steamed eggs done

Serve over rice.

Aloha, Nate

Five Quick Asian Dishes Series:

"1-4-7" Steamed Eggs
Two Tofus, Two Ways
Mustard Potatoes
Stir-Fried Beef with Ginger and Egg
Steamed Shiitake Mushrooms with Bok Choy and Fatt Choy

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tigerfish said...

I shall try soon! :D Sounds so easy.
I did some steamed eggs few months back. I was too eager to make it succeed, and naturally, I failed. Will post on that soon :)

michael, claudia and sierra said...

could you throw rice in there too?

test it comm said...

Those eggs look like they have really nice texture.

smile4me8p said...

cooked ground beef or pork (in place of chopped green onions) makes it really tasty too!

friedwontons4u said...

Comfort food Asian style! I like mixing in some Chinese salted egg and pork in mines and also some shitaki mushrooms.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Have to try this soon! I love how the eggs look. . .wow!

Deborah said...

What an easy dish - and delicious too!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@tigerfish - good luck!

@cookeatfret - I think you could add some cooked rice to it.

@Kevin - thanks! They are incredibly soft - almost melt-in-your-mouth.

@smile4me8p - yep! good call.

@friedwontons4u - oooh, shiitake mushrooms sounds like a great addition.

@js - thanks!

@Deborah - thank you.

Helene said...

I am so looking forward to your series! Yeah!!!!!!!!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@Tartelette - I'm so glad you are watching!

Unknown said...

Definitely comfort food. So simple the kids can make it. I'll have to try it myself soon.

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@LynH - It's very easy, and very tasty!

liz said...

When I was a kid my parents always brought home leftovers from family banquets. A favorite dish was steamed eggs with leftover lobster (more shells than lobster)with black bean sauce. Talk about immigrant know how in creating inexpensive tasty foods for 6 hungry kids.