Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chicken Pie - Modified!

Salam all, its back to school bento again.

But, ibu was too busy for something fancy. Therefore, please satisfy with this quick fixed menu.

First, the fillings:
2 chicken breast - chopped
2 potatoes - diced
2 carrots - diced
2 onions - diced
(Can also add celery if available)
About 4 table spoon  or fresh milk or cream
1 table spoon of multi purpose flour
Salt and pepper

1. Saute the onion till tender, add the chicken meat and potato. let it cooked and tender.
2. Add the onion
3. Season it with salt and pepper
4. Add fresh milk or cream
5. Thicken it with multi purpose flour

Whalla --- the filling is ready!

Now for the pastry.
As it is a fast to cook version, therefore ibu opted to using the ready made pastry from Kawanku. There are many other brands on the shelf, all are equally good to be used.

Ibu lined the small pie mold with the pastry, add the filling and later cover the top with some strips from the same pastry dough.
You can also cover the whole of the surface, but remember to make some dent for evaporation.

Next, bake it in the oven until golden brown. Dont ask me about the temperature setting as ibu always failed at that. It will always be a trial and error session. However so far, it turns out well. Alhamdulillah.

Okay children, your bento is ready.
This is a super easy peasy chicken pie.
But surely it does require strength and motivation to do it and cleaning after that .....

Chiaos ......


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kentang pedas


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


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


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.

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.

Bon appetite......

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lamb stew for dinner


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


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Buttered Crab


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

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.