Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kentang pedas

Assalamualaikum....

Having an add-ons dish is a bonus to a meal. This hot potato in sambal is a must try.

1 potato cut into wedges and fried
1 tbs chilli paste
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vinegar
1 tbs cooking oil
1 onion - minced

In a heated oil, add the chilli paste.
Cook well.
Add sugar, salt and vinegar. Let everything dry a bit.
Add the fried potato wedges. Mix well.

Simple yet delicious.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lasagna Modified!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Air fried red snapper

Assalamualaikum....

Its red snapper again. Well.... i bought an almost a kilo red snapper's tail and there's only two of us.

As usual... I will always find the easiest way and approah to cook.... the fastest too. And this is what i make using the air fryer. Healthier insha Allah.

1 slice of red snapper marinated with the salt and tumeric powder. Then sprinkle some olive oil.

I laid a piece of aluminium foil so that the fish will not stick to the wire rack of the air fryer. I raise the edges of the foil so that any excessive oil will not drain to the bottom of the fryer. This is for easy cleaning too.

Then i placed the fish. Set the temperature to 160 and time for about 15 minutes. I turned the air fryer on. And.... whalla! The fish is ready. It is so juicy and tender.

For the french beans... i cleaned it. Put into the skillet and sprinkle some olive oil. Turn the heat on and begin turning or flipping the beans (as they cooked very fast). When ready, just add pinch of salt and pepper to taste. And.... serve it.

You can either have it on its own..but for us Msian... i know that we would crave for rice to go with it.

Bon appetite ....

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Snapper tail soup

Salam...

Its Friday. Its home-cooked lunch. And today is not a so good day. I woke up at the wrong side of the bed.... i was dizzy. But ...i still lunch for my day, so i opted for something simple and fast. The fish soup.

I have half snapper in the freezer. The tail woul be nice for a soup.

Ingredients:
1 fish tail
1 inch ginger - sliced
1 onion - sliced
2 garlic - crushed
1 tbs whole pepper
Cooking oil for saute

1. Saute the onions, garlic, ginger and pepper in a lowly heated cooking oil.
2. Add 1 glass of water. Wait till boil.
3. Add the fish tail.
4. Season.
5. Garnish with spring onion and cilantro.

Done!
Bon appetite......

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lamb stew for dinner

Salam...

It might look tempting... but believe me, its left overs.

I had some left over lamb stew from the recent qurban which I kept it frozen in the freezer. As I am still lethargic, i dont feel like cooking. Some twisting here and there might do some trick to turn this left overs to become a mouth watering dish. Therefore I decided to have the stew with some croutons, garlic bread and some grilled broccoli.

I reheat the stew on a slow heat. While reheating, i began washing my broccoli, cut it, drizzle with salt and pepper and... in it go into the heated oven for about 5 minutes or so.

Then I move into preparing the bread. I quickly spread the garlic butter onto the loaf and toast it over the stove on a gridle.

Next is to prepare the croutons. When buying a loaf, the outer layer was seldom touched by the family except the mother, that is me.... so I decided to turn it into an inresistable dish - croutons. I simply cut it into small squares. Then, using the same gridle, after toasting the garlic bread, on the low heat I toasted the sliced bread and sprinkle some olive oil. Frequently turning it to make sure that all are evenly toasted. In a while, all are ready for plating.

And ..... dinner is served under 30 minutes. Alhamdulillah

Wassalam.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Buttered Crab

Assalamualaikum

Lets crabbing for today.

We plan for seafood dish for today: the crab and bamboo clam For bamboo clam, its going to be cooked in chilli, what about for the crab?

After a long discussion, we opted for something very simple. The buttered crab. Not battered but buttered. Alhamdulillah the experiment was a success. It tasted good. You can enjoy the sweetness of the crab unlike if it is cooked in a gravy.

Buttered Crab

5 crabs; cyt into half and washed
5 garlics - crushed
Handful curry leafs
3 table spoon butter
Pepper

1. Heat the wok. And add butter.
2. When the melts, quickly add crushed garlic and the curry leafs. Fry till brownish.
3. Add crabs. Put the lid on. Let it a while until the crab is well cooked (or to your liking).
4. Sprinkle pepper.

It' s ready..a short cooking a preparation time PLUS its delicious.

Bon appetite.

Wassalam.

Friday, June 17, 2016

My Nasi Daging

Assalam.

I know it has been a long silence. That's normal as I am not a hardcore blogger. Doing this just as a stress-free activity ☺.

And today is A Nasi Daging on our get together meals. Lunch when everybody is around.  I made some dalca too to have with the Nasi Daging but did not snap a photo of it. In fact this photo is the only one I had managed to snap before everybody hungrily feasting it.

My recipe:
3 cups of rice
1/2 kg Beef
1 large Onion and garlic - sliced
1 inch ginger - sliced
The three stooges - cinnamon, star anise and clove
1 tomato - cubed
2 table spoon of cooking oil
2 table spoon of kurma powder

Boil a half kilo beef in the Noxxa pressure cooker for about 45 minutes for tenderness. Make sure the boiling water will be sufficient for cooking the rice later.

Meanwhile, in another pot, saute the onion, garlic, ginger and the three stooges in a hot oil. Add tomato.

Then, I added some thinly sliced beef and the kurma powder. Add some water. Cook till the meat is tender

When the boiled beef is ready. Take the beef out. 

Since I wanted to use the Noxxa for the 7 minutes cooking, I remove the beef and its boiled water to another container.

Gently pour the sauted ingredients into the Noxxa pot. Set to stir fry. (The task will be simpler if you have two inner pots).

Add the washed rice. Mixed well. Then add the liquid from beef stock. Add some salt of course. Turn the stir fry off.

Then turn the high pressure on and set to 7 minutes cooking. That' s it.

Meanwhile, prepare the 'Air Asam' which is a must to accompany the Nasi Daging.

For the Air Asam:
* 3 red chillis
* 2 cili api (you can have more if you want)
* About 1 inch belacan
Blend all these ingredients in a blender with just a small amount of water.

One large onion - thinly sliced
2 tomatoes - thinly sliced
Quater tea spoon of Adabi Asam Jawa xtra
1 tea spoon kerisek ( i did not put this as my Sabrina is allergic to coconut)

Combine everything into the blended ingredients. Add some salt and a pinch of sugar. Mix well.

The beef that was boiled earlier should be sliced thinly and to be eaten with Air Asam and Nasi Daging.

Yups. That's all. When the rice is ready, it is ready to eat. You can enjoy it with dalca and some papadam.

Its a delicious alternative for iftar too.

Wassalam.