Saturday, April 5, 2008

Broccoli Fish Balls with Vegetables

Okay, this is a kid's side dish. Yay, It doesn't look like a kiddy food. But they find it interesting that their food is served in a spoon instead of the usual. And since I sort of stack the food in layers and there isn't space for them to push the food they don't want aside, they just have to try to eat it. I told them, it's only two small pieces (of mushroom). That did the trick!

  • 150g Fish Paste
  • 1-2 tablespoon chopped Broccoli (I didn't use the stem part)
  • 16 stalk Shimeiji Mushroom
  • 8 Baby Corn, sliced half length-wise
  • 5 tablespoon Broth
  • Cornflour Mixture (thickener)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Oil for cooking

How to do it:
  1. Mix fish paste with broccoli.
  2. Shape it into 8 balls and set in a bowl of water.
  3. Drain and place in a dish to steamed till cooked.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Heat wok with oil.
  6. Saute garlic till fragrant.
  7. Add in the baby corn and stir fry for 15 seconds.
  8. Add in mushroom and continue stir frying for another 10 seconds.
  9. Add in the broccoli fish balls and the broth.
  10. Simmer for 1 minute.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Gradually stir in the thickener.
  13. Dish and serve.
I'm trying to encourage the kids to eat the vegetables. Too much of it will put them off.
So instead of the above said amount, you can add more mushroom and babycorn and also shape more than 8 broccoli fish balls.

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  1. when u say fish paste, what would i ask my fishmnonger for? Is it pre-made or a combination of different fish like one would get if they were to make gefilte fish like for passover?

  2. Yr cooking always make me amazed!!.. wondering where you get those ideas from?? Bravo!!

  3. Hey I think this is a good idea to add the brocolli to the fish paste. My little girl refuse to eat vegs so I am going to use your this idea. Hopefully she didnt realized there are vegs in the fish paste.

  4. It's so pretty and beautifully presented. I would eat it even if I don't already like mushrooms and fishballs so much, hehe. You have such creative ideas.

  5. Wow..this is really another great ideas to get the kiddy to have their vegi hehe... Thanks... :)

  6. themusicbox,
    Great! Try this some time. :)

    You can ask your fishmonger to debone for you and your make the paste on your own. I don't think they will do it for you. Please refer to this post or you can get ready make paste from stall that sells fish balls.

    Thank you.

    My life zone,
    Thanks. Hehehe. They just pop out. :P

    You can try other veg too. Carrot, spinach. Sometimes, I grate the veg like carrot so the kids don't bite it then reject it again. ;)

    Thank you. Yeah, it's only 2 only. :P

    Yeah, mixing food they don't like with food they like. It works most of the time. :D