Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sausage and Asparagus Fusilli/香肠芦笋螺丝意面

This is my type of fusilli.  Light, tasty, lots of greens.  It is my first time making fusilli and I'm loving it!  My kids loved too!  I also used some Chinese cooking techniques for this recipe, it's acutely very easy.  Garnishing some fresh mint leaves is a great idea, it helps to bring out the good flavour of the sausage.  I made video for the recipe in Chinese, however there is the english subtitle.


  • 100 grams of fusilli
  • 2 - 3 tbsp of Siciliana sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 grams salt
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 sausage (sliced)
  • 4 asparagus (cut as long as a fusilli)
  • 1 tbsp ground garlic
  • A quater onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp ground cheese
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnishing


  1. Bring abundant water to boil in a large pot and add salt (as a general rule 1 litre of water and 10 grams of salt can be used to cook 100 grams of fusilli)
  2. When water is boiling add pasta to water.  Stir a couple of times to avoid fusilli sticking to the pot or to each other.
  3. Cook the fusilli for 8 - 10 minutes, drain and transfer to a plate.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil and ground garlic, stir for about half minute.  Add chopped onion. Stir fry the onion for about 2 - 3 minutes until the onion is tender, add sausage slices. Fry the sausage over medium heat until sausage fat is almost rendered, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus to center. Raise heat to medium-high, and keep stirring, about 3 - 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, sprinkle asparagus with salt.  Add Siciliana sauce, cook mixture. Then add the fusilli, mix everything evenly.  
  5. Transfer the fusilli to a serving plate.  Stir in mint or parsley, season with pepper and top with cheese.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sausage and Egg Fried Rice/ 香腸雞蛋抄飯

When you talk about Chinese food, you must think about fried rice too.  I love to make fried rice, because it's simple, easy, and very kids friendly.  Two of my daughters are very picky eaters, they will never eat carrots if you just steam them.  When I make fried rice, I dice the carrots (and other vegetables that they are usually picky about) and fry with the rice.  My kids will eat everything without even realize there are vegetables too.   This dish is very simple easy and quick to make.  Make sure to cook the rice ahead of the time, you can even make it a day before.


  • 3 Bowl of cooked rice
  • 2 - 3 Sausage (diced)
  • Half cup of diced onion
  • 1/3 Cup of corns
  • 1/3 Cup of sweet peas
  • 2 - 3 Eggs
  • 2 Asparagus (diced)
  • 1/2 Cup of finely chopped green onion
  • 1 - 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • A little salt and crushed pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Break the eggs in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper and then beat the eggs.
  2. In a large wok, add one and half tbsp cooking oil (I'm using grape seed oil) over medium high heat.  When the oil is heat up, add the egg. Scramble and cook the egg for about 2 - 3 minutes, add the diced onion and sausage.  Stir everything for about 2 - 3 minutes, until the onion is tender, add the rice.  Stir and press the rice and make sure the rice is totally lose, about 3 - 4 minutes.  And then add corns, peas, diced carrots and diced asparagus.  Mix everything evenly and make sure to cook everything through.  Keep stirring everything for about 4 minutes, add the finely chopped green onion.  Fry everything for about 2 minutes, add half tsp white pepper powder and half tbsp soy sauce (or by taste).  Mix everything evenly, and then transfer the rice to bowls or serving plates.  
  3. Lastly, you may garnish with a little bit fresh herbs and enjoy!