Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gulai Sotong Cumi

Nasi goreng ringkas


Rushing from office to our home. Need a quick fix for the dinner? 
Fried rice is the simple answer.

A scenario.
You came home late. Rushing from the office and decided not to cook. 
Both the husband and you had not had a hefty meal for lunch earlier. Therefore you opted to eat out at a Malay restaurant.
What would you order?
Fried rice?

Well, why not make it yourself? 
Use all the available ingredients and kitchen tools.

How I made mine?
The rice: Entering the house, I placed my things near the counter. I quickly walked to the kitchen. 1 cup of rice is sufficient for the two of us. Washed and rinsed it, I cooked it in a Noxxa pressure cooker for 7 minutes. At times, I cooked using the Tupperware rice cooker (cooked in the microwave) for 15 minutes.

I get the ingredients ready for my fried rice.
1 onion
3 garlics
1 handful of anchovies
2 red chillies
Throw everything into the blender and blend it finely.

Next, prepare the vegetable to accompany it.

By then, the rice is cooked and cool it down by transferring into a large bowl. Cool to the room temperature.

Getting ready to cook:
2 table spoon of cooking oil
Fry all the blended ingredients till soften and brownish
Put in your vegies.
Flavoured it with salt and pinch of sugar (as I did not use any MSG)
Add the cool rice.
Mix well.

There you go ... a quick and easy fix,

You can add sunny-up egg, or fish crackers or fried prawn to your liking. It enhances the taste.

Happy cooking ...

#Note: You can also use Noxxa Pressure Cooker to prepare the fried rice, but my husband did not like it very much, therefore, I opted to traditional approach.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Penambah perisa


Dont be mistaken. This is not the sweet and cold and tasty and freezing Ais Krim Malaysia. It may look the same but it is not.

It enhances the taste of your dish but its not Ais Krim Malaysia.
It is the home-made stock. It is the homw made prawn stock. It will enhance the taste of your dish such as meehoon, fried noodle or even your Spaghetti Oglio.

Using the prawn shell and the beheaded head. Boil them on low heat. Then blend in a blended. Next strain it because we only need the liquid. And safe keep it in the freezer.

To use it, simply tear off the plastic or open the container. Add it into the hot frying paste (be it meehoon, kue tiao or noodle or spaghetti). It will dissolve in no time.

This stock will really add the tasty taste to your cooking. Say NO to MSG when you can get the good taste from your home made stock. It is healthier and cleaner too.

Well.... happy trying and experiencing. Only a little extra effort is required.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Black Pomfret in Sambal


A bunch of my husband's friend is coming for lunch on my off day. I need a quick fix as I am preparing it alone. This is among the dish prepared for them:
A black pomfret in sambal.

I bought palm sized pomfret, for easy consumption. Each can take one. 
Cleaned it. Rubbed it with salt and turmeric powder. 
And deep fried it till golden in colour.

For the sambal:
1 onion - sliced thinly
2 garlic - chopped
I used about 5 tablespoon of my ready made home-made chili paste (I like to prepare it ahead, so that I dont have to cook it for a long time on busy days?
Tamarind juice extracts
Salt and sugar for taste

For the sambal:
Fry the onion and garlic till soften
Add the chilli paste
Add water. Let it boil.
Add tamarind juice.
When it reaches the thickness that you like, add the salt and sugar to taste.

Pour over the fried pomfret. 
For garnishing, I fry 1 onion (sliced) and few cherry tomatoes.
When soften, pour it over the sambal.

Whalla .... it's delicious I can reassure about that

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Simple Egg Tart


Few friends suddenly messaged to come over. I need to think quick to fix something for the quest. Browsing through my freezer and storage cabinet, I decided to make the egg tart.

My recipe is very simple

Ready made puff pastry
2 eggs
1 cup of full cream milk
2 table spoon sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pour the milk into a bowl.
Add sugar
Add 2 eggs - beaten. Stir well.
Add vanilla extract.

Heat the oven to 180 celcius
Make sure the dough pastry is thawed slightly. Preferably in room temperature.
Cut the sheet using the round cookie cutter.
Place the pastry into the muffin tray. Mold them.
Pour in the egg batter.
Bake for about 20 minutes

Alhamdulillah.... its ready to be eaten.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Karipap Gulung

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Qucik lunch


This is a backdated version. Its' Ramadhan now. No lunch for a month. This was the lunch that we had earlier. And it can be a quick fix to your cooking ideas.

Mr Hubby most of the time comes back for lunch on Friday because he wanted to perform the Friday solah in the masjid near our house. And I will try to come home as well, to fix some quick lunch for him.  And this is what I prepared today:- Ayam goreng kunyit, meatball soup with oyster mushroom and Masak lemak Kaduk. It sounds plenty but all are fast to make if we prepared ou mind for it.

For the chicken, I get it half cooked in the tumeric in advance, therefore it reduced my cooking time. The meatball is the ready made meatball (store bought, halalan), and preparing oyster mushroom is a bliss.

And for Masak Lemak Kaduk, my preparation time is reduced because I used the palm milk. It is ready to cook, out of the fridge.

Whallah... three dishes in just about 30 to 40 minutes. Everything is possible if you want to do it.

By the way, Sabrina commented, "ibu ni, lauk camni pun nak ambik gamar. Bukannya special pun". And I just grinned.