For my sister-in-law's birthday, my mom and I wanted to make her a different dinner. I had shown her some recipes for Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs, which got my attention and hers as well. So, I decided to make them for her birthday dinner, with Chinese fried rice.
|Deviled eggs with soy sauce|
|Not so marbled|
I followed the tea eggs recipe from The Culinary Lens, but somehow the results were wrong. The eggs didn't absorb the flavor and the marbled appearance was only in the membrane beneath the shell, coming off as I peeled it. Even though I let the eggs steep in the tea mixture for almost 20 hours, I ended up with white hard-boiled eggs. Bummer.
To solve this mishap, I decided to turn them into deviled eggs. I cut them in half and removed the yolks. The filling was prepared as follows:
|Salty, but yummy|
10 egg yolks
2 tablespoons mayo
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Salt (if needed)
I mixed the ingredients and obtained a brownish paste, filled the eggs with it and decorated with parsley. The turned out decently, though I must confess I overdid the salt.
|Frying the rice|
Thankfully, the night was saved by the Chinese fried rice. I got inspiration from recipes by Joylicious and Curry and Comfort. I used chicken and pork and the final dish turned delicious. My brother, who's not usually vocal about food, told me several times that the rice was great. Everyone agreed and I was honestly surprised that my first attempt turned out so good.
|Ready to eat|
I've prepared it again recently and the audience approved. I think I'm slowly establishing myself as a good cook within my family, which is no easy task. My mom's food is wonderful and she's been cooking since she was 5 years old. I hope I inherited some of her skills and that her cooking legacy goes on through me.
On a more personal note, I have a very special announcement to make. The reason I've been absent for a while is a happy one: I'm engaged! My boyfriend proposed to me on February 7th and I'm extremely happy. My mind has been focused on that, so I haven't written as often as I should. I'll probably be telling you more about it in the future, so bear with me and wish me luck!