Making “Low My Guy” onboard S/V Calliste

This weekend, we thought we should have a little fun time doing some real cooking.. you know.. not the Restaurant City kind.. 🙂 .. how about making our own “Low My Guys”.. yummy, says Doug.

Lang working in the galley onboard S/V Calliste

Lang working in the galley onboard S/V Calliste

For those of you who wonder what its like cooking in a galley.. you may find this post rather enlightening.. 😉 This is me using my cute little cleaver slicing mushrooms on the board laid across the sink. That is the cooking workspace. To do washing, I slide the board up over the locker to expose the sink. The tap is operated by a footpump.. thats why no knobs.

Sliced up ingredients

Sliced up ingredients

I got a recipe off the internet, made afew modifications .. I am not going to use lard in my cooking! The ingredients are simple and easy to prepare.

  1. Mince garlic and sliced onions
  2. Sliced Chinese mushrooms
  3. Sliced Chinese sausages
  4. Sliced chicken meat, marinate with light soy, dark soy, seseme oil, 5 spice powder and pepper power. Add a little rice wine. Stir well.
  5. Soaked Chinese dried shrimps, 10 minutes
  6. Glutinous rice soaked 4hrs

While I worked on the ingredients preparation, Doug cut open these cans. .. we are using these cans instead of stainless bowls or aluminium foil. A recycling idea huh?

Open top beercans..

Open top beercans..

Cooking instructions, adapted to cooking in a galley with no lard:

  • Fry onions and garlic in 3 tablespoon oil. When garlic and onions are starting to brown, scoop them out leaving the hot fragrant oil.
  • Add in chicken, shrimps, sausage and mushroom. Stir fry until chicken is cooked throughly. Add a cup of water and add soaked rice.
  • Stir fry, making sure rice and all ingredients are well mixed. Turn off heat when the mixture is moist (not wet).
Stir fried mixture of low my guy

Stir fried mixture of low my guy

This stir fried rice is now ready for steaming. Spoon in the mixture into the open beercans. Then put the cans into a steampot with water. Add 2 tablespoons of water in each can ( this was what we did in our 2nd attempt and the result was much better)

6 beercans would fit in our big steampot..

6 beercans would fit in our big steampot..

I think that water should be about 1/3 height of the beer cans for effective cooking. Set pressure cooker steamer to boil on low heat. Set for 30minutes of steaming to soften the rice.

steamed "Low My Guy"s.

steamed "Low My Guy"s.

In our 1st attempt, we only steamed for 15mins. The rice was not soft enough.. taste right, edible, .. needs improvement.

Serving .. without the cans..

Serving .. without the cans..

If we used stainless bowls and lots of lard, then it would been easy to just overturn the bowl of rice onto a serving plate. I had to dig the stuff out and served it rather in-elegantly as you see.. .. And I used the fried garlic and onions that I removed from the oil, as garnishing. Not a healthy meal at all… but we enjoyed making it .. and eating .. 🙂


2 Responses to “Making “Low My Guy” onboard S/V Calliste”

  1. 1 seowyin
    September 9, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Your “low my guy” looks so healthy, doesn’t look dark enough 🙂

  2. 2 funvinyldecals
    September 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Yah.. it is not dark and not oily enuf to be the real thing.. like u say, healthier..

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