Monday, July 27, 2009

:: Baked Fussili ::

Baked Fussili aka Baked pasta.

bunyi macam grand, tapi senang gila nak buat. confirm sedap and cepat.

a repetitive recipe, again, with variations. added some broccoli and cubed pineapple. used the fresh oregano instead of the dried one. different kind of sauce by leggo. (kalau tak salah - tuscan chicken. nice!)

for recipe, refer here. layan..

ps - had this at half past 10 at night. sigh.... hancus diet.

:: Mihun Goreng Sempoi ::

asal ada simple mihun goreng for sunday's brekkie. :p

Mihun (roughly about 3/4 pack) - celur
Daging (potong nipis)
Carrot (potong nipis)
Cili merah (potong npis)
Capsicum (potong nipis)
Oyster sauce
Light Soy Sauce
Bawang merah
Bawang putih

1. Tumis bawang merah dan bawang putih sehingga wangi.
2. Masukkan daging, udang, cili merah, carrot dan capsicum.
3. masukkan oyster sauce dan light soy sauce.
4. masukkan mihun yang telah dicelur dan gaul rata.
5. hidang panas2 dengan keropok, sos cili dan bawang goreng. sempoi.

:: Fish Steak ::

Harus ku cuba semua resipi yang ada dalam buku Chef Hanieliza tuh, sebab it's extremely easy to follow, especially for beginners like me.

i gave myself a try for this Fish Steak recipe for my kids dinner. It was a hit with afiq, but not adib. well, semua orang ada taste masing2. afiq is well known dengan suka makan nasi, but not adib.

so here goes the recipe.

Ikan Tenggiri
Tumeric powder
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. Pat dry the fish.
2. Coat the fish with oyster sauce, tumeric powder and black pepper.
3. Let it marinade for 1/2 hour.
4. Grill till cook.
5. Serve with steamed/blanched brocolli and carrot.

note : resipi asal kata kena perap ikan dengan 1 tbsp black pepper sauce, but i omitted that since the food audiences are kids. served the fish steak with thousand island instead.

:: Asparagus with Garlic ::

Resipi ulang tayang. with some variations though. added in shrimps & fresh button mushroom. recommended for those who loves their veges to be crunchy with strong hint of garlic.

for recipe, please refer here.

We had it with this - Telur Dadar.

easy peasy one.

2 eggs
white pepper
red chilli (sliced)
1 onion (sliced thinly)

Method:-1. Mix all in a bowl. whisk the egg well.
2. Heat oil in a wok.
3. Pour the egg mixture.
4. Cook till both side are done.

ps - the secret for fluffy omelette is LOTS OF OIL and make sure the oil is hot enough before you pour in the egg mixture. but anyway, it requires practice to ensure that the egg won't pecah when cooked. ;p

:: Sweet Sour Barramundi ::

after a month of no entry, i guess, this is my payback time. :D

OH was not around for the past three weeks, resulting in me, being so lazy in the kitchen. still cook, but merely simple stuff for my two boys to eat.

so here goes my next entry - Sweet Sour Barramundi. got the recipe (again) from the book that i purchased recently - Senangnya Memasak Bersama Chef Hanieliza. (highly recommended, as the recipes use the easily available ingredients, without the need to search around in the supermarket). as usual, the recipe is altered to my preference.


Corn Flour
5 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
3 cloves shallots (thinly sliced)
1 cm ginger (thinly sliced)
6 tablespoon tomato sauce
4 tablespoon chilli sauce
2 red chillies (thinly sliced)
1/2 capsicum (sliced)
cubed pineapple
1 tomato (cut into six)
3/4 cup water

1. Heat enough oil in a wok to fry fish.
2. Coat the fish with corn flour and salt. Fry the fish.
3. Put the fish aside.
4. In a different wok, heat oil.
5. Stir-fry the shallots, garlic and ginger till fragrant.
6. Once done, pour in the sliced chilli, capsicum, chilli sauce, tomato sauce and water.
7. Season with salt.
8. Stir till thicken.
9. Pour onto the fried fish.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

:: Terung Goreng Berlado (Brinjals in Chilli Sambal) ::

i got this recipe from 'Resepi dari dapur NorZailina'. it was a wedding gift from my thoughtful friend, shay.

my OH loves brinjal so much, so it definitely received a two thumb up (or perhaps i'm hallucinating it.. ahahaha) from him. easy simple recipe. less than 15 mins, it'll be ready to rock your dinner. ecceh!

here goes the recipe. (again, altered to what i have in stock)

500g brinjals (i used the small, purple brinjal)
1 red onion
2-3 shallots
4 red chillies
4 green chillies (i used 8 red chillies instead)
lime juice (squeezed from 1-2 lime)
brown sugar

1. blend the red onion, shallots and chillies together.
2. slice the brinjal into 2, length wise
3. heat oil in a wok. fry the brinjal. set aside once cooked.
4. reserved some oil. fry the blended ingredients, till fragrant.
5. season with salt and sugar.
6. once the 'sambal' is ready, mixed it with the fried brinjals.


ps - the way i did it was - prepare the sambal first. masa nak makan, baru goreng terung and mixed it with the sambal. it's ur call anyway. :D

:: Steamed Red Snapper (Ikan Siakap Kukus) ::

overly excited with the event where OH will be back home after 3 weeks away in russia, i found myself in MPH wangsa maju, browsing through recipe books, and ended up with not 1 but 5 recipe books by chef hanieliza.

love the way she wrote the book. extremely interesting and she made me think that cooking is d*mn easy!

the recipe books are not overly priced. only RM5.50 per issue. highly recommended especially for beginners like me. ;D

so here goes my first try from the recipe. altered to 'what i have in the fridge'. ;P. will post up the pics later yeah!

1 medium size red snapper
shallots (pounded)
garlic (pounded)
ginger (lots and lots of it)
1-2 tbsp fish sauce
5-6 lime (get the juice)
5-6 cili api
1 red chilli (thinly sliced)
2 lemongrass
1/4 cup water

1. season the fish with salt.
2. put everything in a big wok.
3. close with a glass lid.
4. cook the fish on high heat for 20-30 mins/till fish is cooked.
5. serve with warm rice.

the chef said that you may substitue the fish sauce with light soy sauce.

highly recommended.

note to self - add more lime juice next time.