Sunday, August 16, 2009

:: twisted buffalo wings ::

i had these for dinner. tak sempat nak snap gambar. i everyone was so hungry, that we quickly gather at the dining lounge to enjoy dinner.

it's an easy peasy recipe that i collected from a friend of mine during seminar. hehe. (talking of giving concentration!) ;p

chicken wings (cut at joints)
multi purpose flour (i used the KFC flour)
1 egg white

1 cup BBQ sauce
2 cups honey

sour cream dip
250g sour cream
2 tbsp italian parsley (chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
paprika, pepper, salt, sugar
lemon juice

1. dip the chicken in egg white, and coat with flour.
2. fry till golden brown.

1. heat the BBQ sauce and honey.
2. let it cool a little bit before serving.

sour cream dip:-
1. mix the sour cream with the chopped onion.
2. season with salt, pepper, sugar, paprika and lemon juice.

drench the chicken with the BBQ sauce. (i served it separately, for i want to preserve the crisp of the chicken). serve with sour cream dip and coleslaw. we had it with coleslaw + sauteed mushroom and potato + the dip. easy peasy!

ps :-
good for birthday parties. (the recipe is actually a twist to the original buffalo wings that we usually tasted. nevertheless, it's still lip samcking!)

author's note : TQ azah for sharing.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

:: Steamed Snapper ::

I went to JJ and found that the snapper was fresh. immediately grabbed one for the family.

undecided of what to cook, i finally settled at steamed snapper.

ginger (thinly sliced)
garlic (thinly sliced)
shallots (thinly sliced)
red chilli (thinly sliced)
one cup of water
lime juice (5 - 6)
1-1.5 tbsp fish sauce
chinese parsley
baby corn

1. rub the fish with salt and put it in a wok.
2. pour everything in,
3. close with a glass lid, and steam for 20-30 mins.

:: Bak Choy in Oy Sauce ::

I love bak choy so much. It’s green, tapi tak pahit. :P
This is one of my favourite vegetable dishes. So do OH.

Bak choy
Fresh button mushroom (quartered)
Red chilli (thinly sliced)
2-3 Garlic (Finely chopped)
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 cup/glass of water
4 pieces of shrimp (deveined)
2 tbsp of corn flour, mixed with ¼ cup of water
Sesame oil

1. Heat oil in a pan.
2. Sautée the garlic till fragrant.
3. Put in the shrimps and red chillies. Cook further till fragrant.
4. Pour in 1 cup/glass of water.
5. Let it boil.
6. Once boiled, add in the fresh mushroom.
7. Put on high heat for a minute or less, add in bak choy.
8. Stir till the bak choy is just cooked.
9. Sprinkle bits of sesame seed oil.
10. Yummy!

:: Udang Galah Masak Lemak Cili Api ::

I’ve been craving for udang galah for quite sometimes. And, I finally bought it last Friday to satisfy my craving. Hehe.

I was thinking of either curry or masak lemak cili api. OH awal2 reject curry. It’s not because he hates curry, but I believe, it is because… I can’t cook curry! He definitely doesn’t want the money to go down the drain right?

Or, on a more positive notes, perhaps, I’m good in cooking masak lemak cili api. Maklumla, mak abah org nogoghi. ;p

So here goes the menu. It’s simply easy.

Cili api (birds chillies) + turmeric (pounded till fine. Amount of chillies depend on how hot u want it to be)
Lemon grass (2 stalks)
Udang galah
French beans
Coconut milk (1 bowl of first pressed santan, and another 1.5 bowl of second and third pressed santan)

1. Put everything in except the thick santan (coconut milk) and the beans in a pan.
2. Cook over low heat, and keep on stirring. Season with salt.
3. Once boiled, pour in the thick santan and the beans.
4. Continue cooking and stirring till it boils again.
5. Serve with warm with white rice.

Lip smacking! (Self confessed)
Ps : lepas tuh psycho sakit tumit. :p

:: Firecracker Fish - Chili's Kinda ::

I went for a lunch with my ‘lunch groupie’ on Friday. Well, it sure a long break for government servants. :D we settled for chilli’s and I usually got stuck up with either mushroom jack fajitas or anything with lamb.

On that beautiful day, one of the members ordered firecracker fish. Frankly speaking, I never fancy those, coz the name surely does not resembles flavours. Boleh gitu?

But she asked all of us to have a bite, and tell you, I was melted away. Heavenly nice!

So, I came home, and decided to give it a go. It’s more or less inspired by ‘ikan 3 rasa’. :P

Fish fillet
Shallots + garlic + ginger (pounded)
3 tbsp chilli sauce
3 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
½ cup water
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

1. Heat some oil.
2. Sautee the pounded ingredients till fragrant
3. Pour in the sauces, and keep on stirring.
4. Add in water, and cook till bubbly.
5. On a different pan, pan grilled the fish fillet.
6. Once cooked, pour the sauce over the fish. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with salad/whatever that you fancy.

:: Sauteed Potatoes and Mushroom ::

hearty breakfast at home on weekends surely is a good way to start the day. :D

so here goes our big breaky at home last week.

sauteed mushroom and potato

the story
i went for a holiday with my dear family back in yr 1996 to disney paris. we were extremely excited, as this is going to be the first time ever we'll put our steps in europe.

it was very cold, and flakes have made their presence. hot breakfast seems so delicious, almaklumla, perut lapar.. :P

there was one dish, that captured my heart so much - sauteed potato and mushroom. sedap gila.

but...... i only attempted this perhaps 10 years later?? hahahha.

so here goes the recipe, that came from memory.

ingredients:-baby potatoes (i didn't peel the skin off. just give a good wash and sliced thinly)
fresh button mushroom (quartered)

method:-1. melt some butter in a pan.
2. sautee the potato till tender.
3. add in the mushroom. give a good stir.
4. season with salt and pepper. dash in some dried oregano for beautiful aroma.
5. serve warm with toasted bread with melted cheese and sausages.