Recipe: Tasty Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa

Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa. Feast of Seven Fishes VII – Tamagoyaki Pretending To Be Sponge Cake. Finally, this series has drawn to a close and I decided to end on a very subtle note. Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa.

Feast of Seven Fishes IV - A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci) is an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood. Amidst the preparations, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and a bigger heart, wonders if he'll find love this Christmas season or spend it alone with his loud and loving family – Great Grandma. A slice of life story that follows a large Italian family on Christmas Eve as they prepare for the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, reminisce about the past, and seek love in the future. You can cook Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa using 51 ingredients and 24 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa

  1. It’s of Shrimps:.
  2. You need of Shrimps, 12 Large.
  3. It’s 1 TSP of Baking Soda,.
  4. Prepare of Ice Cubes, 1 Heaping Cup.
  5. It’s 1 TBSP of Egg White,.
  6. You need 1/2 TBSP of Tapioca Starch,.
  7. It’s 1 TBSP of Sake,.
  8. Prepare 2 TSP of Japanese Mayo,.
  9. You need of Bleached All Purpose Flour, 2 TSP + More For Dredging.
  10. You need 2 TSP of Potato / Corn Starch,.
  11. It’s Pinch of Sea Salt,.
  12. It’s Pinch of White Pepper,.
  13. It’s Pinch of Dried Mushroom Powder,.
  14. It’s Pinch of Shichimi Togarashi,.
  15. You need 1 of Eggs Beaten,.
  16. Prepare of Japanese Panko, For Dredging.
  17. Prepare of Desiccated Coconut, For Dredging.
  18. Prepare of Laksa Spice Mix:.
  19. You need 4 of Dried Chilies,.
  20. Prepare 1 1/2 TBSP of Dried Shrimps,.
  21. It’s 3 of Dried Scallops,.
  22. Prepare 1/2 Cup of Water,.
  23. Prepare 3 of Shallots Coarsely Chopped,.
  24. It’s 1 Clove of Garlic Crushed,.
  25. You need 1/4 Inch of Galangal (Blue Ginger) Sliced,.
  26. Prepare 1 Stalk of Lemongrass (White Part Only) Finely Sliced,.
  27. Prepare 1 of Candlenut / Macadamia Nuts,.
  28. You need 1/4 TBSP of Coriander Powder,.
  29. You need 1/4 TSP of Turmeric Powder,.
  30. Prepare 1 of Fresh Red Chili Sliced Deseeded,.
  31. It’s of Canola / Peanut / Vegetable Oil, A Drizzle.
  32. Prepare 1/2 TBSP of Belacan (Fermented Shrimp Paste),.
  33. Prepare of Laksa Sauce:.
  34. Prepare of Laksa Leaves (Persicaria Odorata / Vietnamese Coriander), 12 Leaves + More For Garnish.
  35. Prepare 1 TBSP of Bleached All Purpose Flour,.
  36. You need 1 TBSP of Unsalted Butter,.
  37. It’s 1/2 Cup of Coconut Milk,.
  38. You need 1/2 TBSP of Coconut Sugar,.
  39. Prepare 1/8 Cup of Low Moisture Mozzarella Freshly Shredded,.
  40. It’s 1/4 Cup of Gruyere Freshly Shredded,.
  41. Prepare 1.5 TBSP of Parmigiano Reggiano Freshly Grated,.
  42. It’s Pinch of Sea Salt,.
  43. Prepare Pinch of White Pepper,.
  44. Prepare of Rice Noodles:.
  45. It’s 105 g of Rice Flour,.
  46. Prepare 30 g of Tapioca Starch,.
  47. Prepare Pinch of Sea Salt,.
  48. Prepare 200 g of Water Room Temperature,.
  49. You need 75 g of Boiling Water,.
  50. Prepare of Plate:.
  51. It’s of Black Fermented Shrimp Paste Sauce, Drizzle.

Do You Really Serve Seven Kinds of Fish? Calamari, salt cod, octopus, shrimp, sea snails (or whelks). Ever heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Growing up in New Jersey among so many Italians, I thought every Italian family celebrated Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tidal wave of seafood dishes each featuring a different fish or shellfish.

Feast of Seven Fishes IV – A Handkerchief's Dream To Be Laksa step by step

  1. Prepare the shrimps. Shell and devein the shrimps. *Do not discard the shells. Use them to make shrimp stock. Simply transfer the shells into a sauce pot and fill it up with water. Bring it to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 5 to 8 mins. Drain, discard the shells and set the stock aside for usage at a later stage.*.
  2. Transfer the shrimps into a large bowl. Coat the shrimps well with baking soda. Add just enuff water to submerge the shrimps. Add in the ice cubes..
  3. Set aside for at least 30 mins. You can see that the shrimps start to change color a bit. Drain and rinse the shrimps thoroughly under running water. Place shrimps into a small bowl along with egg white and tapioca starch. Mix until the shrimps are well coated..
  4. Cover with cling film and marinate in the fridge overnight. The next day, divide the shrimps' portion into halves. Dice 1 half and set aside. Finely chop the other half into a paste or mousse. Best with a Chinese Cleaver. Transfer all the shrimp into a mixing bowl..
  5. Add in sake, mayo, flour, potato starch, salt, pepper and mushroom powder. Mix to combine well and transfer into a greased ice cube tray. This will ensure that the shrimps stay in shape. Cover with cling film and place it in the freezer for at least 2 hrs..
  6. Before frying the shrimps, I like to fry a handful of the laksa leaves. This is to add more flavors into the oil and the fried crispy leaves can be used as garnishes. Prepare dredging station: A shallow bowl with some flour. Season with salt, pepper and shich.
  7. Prepare a dutch oven or a deep fryer with at least 3 inches of oil over medium heat. *Dip a wooden chopstick into the oil. If bubbles start to form, the oil is ready. If the bubbles are bubbling rapidly, the temperature is too high.*.
  8. Remove the shrimps from the freezer Dredge the shrimp cubes into the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour. Dredge the patties into the egg and lastly into panko mixture..
  9. Gently drop the shrimp cubes away from you into the oil. Deep frying until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and transfer onto a wire cooling rack or a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain off excess oil. *Do not crowd the dutch oven or fryer. Fry in batches.*.
  10. Prepare the laksa spice mix. Soaked dried chilies in a bowl of warm water for at least 30 mins or until the chilies are soft. Slice, discard the seeds and add into the blender. *If possible, wear a pair of gloves when deseeding as some dried chilies are really spicy.*.
  11. In another bowl, soak dried shrimps with 1/4 cup of water for at least 30 mins. Add the shrimps and water into the food processor. In another bowl, add dried scallops and 1/4 cup of water. Steam until the scallops are fork-tender..
  12. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down. Once cooled, using hands to shred the scallops and transfer them into the blender. In the blender, add in the shallots, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, candlenut, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fresh red chili. Blitz it up until fine paste forms..
  13. In a skillet over medium heat, drizzle in vegetable oil. Once the oil is heated up, add in the belacan. Using your spatula, break the belacan into small pieces. Add in the c
    hili mixture. *Do not wash the blender, instead, add 1/2 cup of that shrimp stock into the blender and blitz up all the nooks and crannies. Set aside.*.
  14. Saute to combine well. Cook until the color has darkened and most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside..
  15. Prepare the laksa sauce. Stack the laksa leaves, roll the leaves into a cigar shape. Finely slice the leaves and set aside. In a sauce pot over medium-low heat, add in butter. Once the butter starts to melt, add in flour..
  16. Whisk to combine well. Once the color turns blond yellowish, gradually, add in coconut milk and shrimp stock from the blender while still whisking at the same time. *Make sure no lumps.* Gradually, add in the spice mix while still whisking at the same time. Once the spice mix is fully incorporated, add in the sliced laksa leaves and sugar..
  17. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Lastly, add in the cheeses. Whisk until everything has melted. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper or more sugar. Remove from heat and set aside..
  18. Prepare the rice noodles. Mix rice flour, tapioca starch and salt in a large mixing bowl. Gradually pour in the water while still mixing. *The water has to be at boiling temperature.* You should have a smooth batter without any lumps. Set aside for 30 mins. Give it a stir every 10 mins..
  19. It shouldn't be too much or too less batter. If it has too much batter, it will not cook properly and thus create a doughy texture. If it has too little batter, it will tear easily when unmolding. You may have to try a few times before getting it right..
  20. Heat up a steamer. Grease a non-stick pan or a plate. Pass the batter thru' a fine sieve and onto the pan or plate..
  21. Steam for 8 to 10 mins. You should see large bubbles forming on the dough. Remove from heat and brush the dough with more oil. Slowly unmold with an offset spatula..
  22. Lay on a plate lined with parchment paper. Place another parchment paper on top of the noodle. This is to ensure the noodles do not stick to one another when you are stacking them. Repeat the process for the remaining batter..
  23. Plate. Spoon the laksa cheese sauce onto serving plates. Lay the rice noodles on top of the sauce. Place 3 shrimp cubes over the top. Garnish with some fried laksa leaves. Drizzle some of the shrimp paste sauce over the top. Serve immediately..
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Amidst the preparations, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and a bigger heart, wonders if he'll find love this Christmas season or spend it alone with his loud and loving family- Great Grandma. No Feast of The Seven Fishes/dinner/life would be complete without PASTA. Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life. The fish here comes in the form of anchovies, which are like little salty friends that make everything taste better, but especially tomato sauce. There is no such thing as the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" in the Roman Catholic calendar.

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