2009 Delicious' Yee Sang
2010 Delicious' Yee Sang
Since one of my family members has Chinese roots, it's a tradition for us to have Yee Sang during our Chinese New Year gatherings. For the past two years we have had our Yee Sang at Delicious, since theirs was truly delicious!
A day earlier, I dropped by Jaya grocer to get my weekly supplies, and bought some Chinese gourmet ingredients to be packed into a gift hamper... I think it's fun to make own hamper, instead of getting those readily-packed ones. This way, I get to choose only useful and relevant items, as each item must symbolize something good in Chinese traditions.
This is my angpow collection for day one of Chinese New Year. I find the one with the rabbit on it is so cute! On the second day, my brother requested that I make my signature meatballs spaghetti, with roasted cherry tomatoes. So, not wanting to disappoint him, I made it specially for him. It's so easy to prepare this dish but most importantly, it's nourishing!
For the meatballs and roasted cherry tomatoes;
•Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Place the cherry tomatoes in an oven dish; set aside. In a bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, leek, meatballs and add 3 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Coat the cherry tomatoes with this marinade. Roast the tomatoes and meatballs for about 20 minutes; keep warm on the side.
For the Pasta;
•Cook the spaghetti in a large volume of salted water. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss gently. Mixed well with a spoon full of chopped mint leaf, add a squeeze of lime juice and drizzle with honey and olive oil.
*You can add a generous amount of grated Parmesan before serve.