Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fish Paste Egg Roll

This Fish Paste Egg Roll is not only healthy and yummy, it is also a breeze to put together. Ultimate fastfood!

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First thing is to get fresh fish paste. I'm lucky, I can easily buy some (already seasoned with salt) from the market. Second, beat 2 large eggs and fry them in a large, non-stick skillet over low heat. Make sure that the eggs set into a perfect circle for easy wrapping.

Next, carefully slide it out onto a chopping board. Be gentle so that you don't tear it. To be safe, I usually fry only on one side, ie, no need to flip. Place the fish paste onto the fried egg and wrap it like you're wrapping Ngoh Hiang. Place it seamside down on a plate and steam on high for 20mins.

Remove from plate and slice thickly. You can have it with a dip, but really, it's good enough to eat on its own. I usually serve this with a plate of stirfried veggies, and my simple meal is complete.

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14 comments:

  1. It looks so yum! Did you make your own fish paste? Can shrimp paste be used as well?

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  2. They look so pretty & delicious, I wouldn't have guessed they are fast to make. Thanks for visiting me, glad to find your lovely blog. Will be back for more! and very pretty profile photo btw, hee ^_^

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  3. KennyT: Thanks, it's one of my favourite quick fixes. I didn't make my own fish paste because I can easily buy it from the market - fresh and cheap! I think shrimp paste is a wonderful idea. I haven't tried it, but I wouldn't use pure shrimp paste ... it may turn out too hard and crunchy. Perhaps mix with some minced pork or fish paste ;) Thanks for a great suggestion.

    noobcook: It was my privilege to find your blog. And thank YOU for your compliment. *blush*

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  4. I like egg rolls! Yours look so good! I like to add a layer of nori sheet in between the fish paste and the omelette.

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  5. this egg roll really look delicious!! wish I can fish paste easily :)

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  6. i wonder if i can get fish paste from the supermarket ...hmmmm.....

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  7. I love homemade "fast food" like this one. Healthy and simple, what else could I ask for?!

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  8. Wow that's an entirely new preparation for fish paste for me. Looks very nice!

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  9. Belssed Homemaker: You're most welcome :)

    Marc: Thank you! :)

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  10. Blessed Homemaker: I'm glad. Good to know!

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  11. I used to make this dish for parties. But spread the fish paste on rectangular omelette and roll up like swiss roll. After steaming, I cut into slices and you can see the swirls of the omelette and fish paste making a nice pattern like the side of a swiss roll.

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  12. Hi
    Which markets can I get the fish paste from?
    Does anyone know where to get prawn paste or how to make prawn paste?

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