Easter April $20 Budget Meal ~ Quick and Simple Meal

I've have been quite busy last month and missed out on the First Budget Meal hosted by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise. This event is to urge those who loves to prepare simple homecooked meal in order to accumulated more cooking ideas as well as sharing with each other on how to purchase ingredients with a minimum sum of budget given. Anyone in the world can join in this event, please hop over to Ellena's blog and check on the details if you are interested to join the May $20 Budget Meal.

Here is my submission for Easter April $20 Budget Meal using Egg as one of the main ingredient.

Menu for 2 Dishes 1 Soup S$14.65 (Serves 4)
Minced Pork Omelette - S$3.60
Steamed Tilapia - S$7.60
Fish Ball Spinach Soup - S$3.45

Minced Pork Omelette

200g Minced pork mix well with seasoning for 10 mins
1 Onion - chopped
4 Large beaten eggs with some pepper (*is 4 eggs not 3 as seen in the picture)
1 tbsp Garlic - chopped

1/2 tbsp  Dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tsp Light soy sauce
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 drop Sesame oil
1/2 tbsp cooking wine
dash of pepper
1/2 tbsp Corn flour
1 tbsp Water
1/2 tbsp Cooking oil
2 stalks Spring onion, cut finely

Heat up 1 tbsp oil and add chopped onion and chopped garlic saute until fragrant. Add in seasoned minced pork and stir fry until cooked, dish up.
Heat up some oil in a flat frying pan, add two scoops of beaten eggs and pan fry at low heat until half cooked. Add some minced pork on top and fold up omelette. Fry at low heat until both sides are golden brown. Dish up.
Use the same method to finish the remaining portion (I made four but you can make smaller portion).

Cost of ingredients:
Minced pork = S$2.40
4 Eggs = S$0.80
1 Onion = S$0.40

Steamed Tilapia
1 (400g) Fresh live fish (Tilapia) 
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Light soy sauce
a drop of sesame oil
2 tbsp water 
3 slices Ginger - shredded
some cut Chilli and Spring onion

Clean and wash fish, pat dry with kitchen paper and put fish on steaming plate.
Mix the seasoning in a small bowl, stir well and pour on to fish.
Sprinkle chilli and spring onion on top and steam at high heat for about 8-10 mins.
Serve immediately.

Cost of Ingredients:
Tilapia = S$5.90
Spring onion = S$0.70
Chilli/Ginger/Garlic =  S$1.00

Fish Ball Spinach Soup

400g Spinach (Hing Cai)
1 packet Fish ball
3-4 Garlic
60g Anchovies
1 sliced Ginger
1.5 litre Water

Wash anchovies and put it together with sliced ginger in a small muslin bag.
Bring a pot of 1.5 litre water together with the anchovies to boil and simmer at low heat for 30 mins.
Wash spinach (I only keep the leaves) and set aside.
When you're about to serve your meal,  remove the bag of anchovies, bring stock to boil again, add garlic, fish ball and spinach.
Wait until fish ball floats to the surface, then add salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp) and off heat.

Cost of Ingredients:
Spinach (Hing Cai) = S$1.30
Fish Ball (10 pcs) = S$1.35
60g Anchovies = S$0.80 

You can cook all these dishes almost at the same time (only prepare the stock first), put the fish in the steamer when you're about to finish making the omelette. Then heat up the stock and add fish balls and spinach.

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