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Seafood Prosperity Pot Recipe

Today I’m sharing a Seafood Prosperity Pot Recipe which is my rendition of a 海鲜一品锅 that you could get from most tze char stalls in Singapore. This is a dish that’s favoured by my folks because there are so many ingredients in it especially vegetables and is overall, healthy and non-greasy.

Seafood Prosperity Pot Recipe

Seafood Prosperity Pot Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
12 tiger prawns, deshelled & deveined
1 squid, sliced into rings
12 scallops
1 tube egg tofu, sliced into 1/2″ thickness
300g yam or taro, thinly sliced
1 yellow onion, cut into slivers
100g sugar snap peas
100g baby corn, cut into smaller sections
1 can straw mushrooms approx. 425g, rinsed, drained & sliced half lengthwise
1 carrot, peeled & sliced
200g enoki mushrooms
few leaves of iceberg lettuce
3 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
pinch of chicken seasoning powder
dash of sesame oil
dash of white pepper
500ml water
corn starch solution (1 tbsp corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp water)
vegetable oil

Instructions
1. Pan-fry the egg tofu till golden brown on both sides. Do the same for the yam or alternatively, bake the yam in the oven at 180 deg C for half hour. Set both aside.
2. Heat oil in pan and saute onion, garlic and ginger till fragrant.
3. Add sugar peas, carrot, baby corn, straw mushrooms and enoki mushroom. Stir fry for a minute.
4. Add water, oyster sauce, light soy sauce and chicken powder. Bring to a boil.
5. Add in prawns, scallops and squids followed by sesame oil and pepper.
6. Thicken the sauce gradually with corn starch solution and turn off the heat once the seafood turns opaque and is cooked through.
7. To assemble the prosperity pot, place some lettuce leaves at the bottom of a claypot or serving bowl and arrange the rest of the ingredients on top. Ladle some sauce over and you’re ready to serve.

Seafood Prosperity Pot Recipe

Normally, the seafood pots we get from outside come ‘mixed up’ i.e. just scoop the contents from the pan directly into the pot without any fanciful arrangement. For me, I choose to separate the ingredients for better presentation. It’s completely up to you how you’d like to do it. Bon appetit!

20 Comments

  • smurf says:

    Hi Geri. So sorry to hear about that. Family gatherings can be difficult even on ordinary days. Different family members think differently and sometimes clash. Hope that you have a nice day ahead. Thinking about you, Geri. Please take care, my friend.

    • Geri Tan says:

      Thank you Chitra. Unfortunately, it’s not about different thinking and standard clashing which is like everyday affair I’ve been seeing for almost my entire life. All I can say, it’s the ugly side of human nature that once again defines the term ‘family’ as something non-existent. I’m really alright. It’s just one more wound on my injured self. What doesn’t kill me simply make me stronger. I cried but dried my tears because of the hurt. But I no longer cry now because those people are not worth my tears.

      • smurf says:

        Yes Geri, I understand. Your aunty needs love and compassion during this time. But people can be cruel. Sometimes people are judged instead of being helped during hard times. Sending you a big hug, Geri.

  • Nina says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle. I wish your Aunt lots of strength and hope, and the ability to ignore people who are hurtful. About 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. It’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and much more common than people think. It’s just another part of being human and the rich tapestry of life. Wishing you peace and strength too. Focus on the good things you observed, and try not to dwell on the disappointing ones.

  • Jackie Flood says:

    Geri, sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope your aunt is ok. She is lucky to have family like you who cares. We need more empathy like that in the world.

    • Geri Tan says:

      Thank you, Jackie. My aunt is doing fine and trying her best to move on in current circumstances. I wish I could do more but being the youngest generation in the family, unfortunately, I’m not in the position to stop certain things from happening. We really do need more empathy in this world – really a sad situation.

  • bentodays says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and the difficult times in your family. Sending some big hugs.

  • So sorry for your loss Geri .. families do act weird sometimes , guess there is nothing that can be done about it ? Hope you overcome this grief soon:)

    • Geri Tan says:

      Yep, I agree. I wish I could do something but it’s just beyond me. My uncle’s departure wasn’t unexpected as he had been ill for a very long time and in fact, we were relieved that he had left peacefully so he didn’t have to go through the pain and live with morphine everyday anymore. It’s just the aftermath or rather family conspiracy that really rocked the world and changed everything. I had lost respect for those people that I once loved and this pain was immense because I didn’t just lose an uncle to cancer, I lost the entire camp of people whom I regarded as my maternal family. Thanks for your kind words, Freda. I believe time will heal wounds eventually.

  • Nneka says:

    Looks yummy! I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Lili says:

    My sympathies Geri and hoping you’re well, and experiencing some positive stuff. Hope your aunt is doing fine too in the situation. You cooked a beautiful dish by the way! Take care…

  • Tuck-In says:

    Sorry your having a tough time:( keep cooking and doing little things each day that make you happy

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