Previously, my son always rejected cauliflowers but I managed to "convince & confuse" him with this recipe. Since then, he can easily accept cauliflower in other cooking methods. Sounds like "Crouching tiger, hidden dragon" as described by my foodie friend? In fact, this is the most effective way to coax a child to eat certain vegetables. This recipe is adapted and modified from Special Quick & Delicious Vegetable Cookbook.
70g chicken thigh/ breast – shredded and marinated with light soya sauce, sugar and cornflour.
170g cauliflower – cut into small pieces and blanched
35g carrot – shredded
½ potato – boiled and diced (optional – This is the leftover from my pumpkin soup)
½ red onion - sliced
2 eggs – mixed with pinch of salt and pepper and beaten lightly
Note: You can subsitute chicken with fresh prawn or 2 tbsp dried shrimp .
1 tbsp – oyster sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce – 1 tsp
Dash of pepper
1) Heat up oil and stir-fry chicken until cooked. Dish up and set aside.
2) Add in onion and sauté until fragrant.
3) Add in carrot and stir-fry. Add in cauliflower, potato, cooked chicken and seasoning, and mix well. If it is too dry, add in 1-2 tbsp water.
4) Add in eggs. Stir fry until the eggs are cooked. Dish up and serve.
This dish paired well with rice and pumpkin soup. My son loved the combination so much that he can gooble up his meals super duper fast on that day. This soup recipe is slightly different from my original pumpkin soup as I used lesser water (enough to cover all the ingredients for simmering) and replaced fresh milk with thickening cream.
For dinner, I made teriyaki chicken skew. Fingers lickin' good!
(Did u notice something is missing from the first bamboo stick? Guess who's the culprit?...........Both my son and I! Shhhhh........ We just couldn't resist the temptation to grab a bite. Hehehe!)
If you are looking for recipes to coax your kid to eat vegetables, I strongly recommend these recipes:
- zucchini cakes
- simplified "kwai fa chee"
- ridge or sweet gourd with prawn omelette
- spaghetti bolognese