This blog is meant to record down all the food that I have cooked, whether it's the new recipe taken from Internet or from friends. Whether the food cooked well or not, or how ugly does the final result would be, or how disastrous the taste is, I'm determined to put it here just to see how much things that I have cooked. And would be my reference in the future.
Masa buat mee goreng minggu lepas, saya marinated 1 whole chicken utk buat roasted chicken. Then panggang the next day for dinner. I really love doing roasted chicken sbb it saves a lot of time for cooking. Along with the chicken, sy roast sekali dgn herbs potatoes.
Sgt senang kerja!
Utk ayam tu, saya marinate dgn rosemary, bawang putih, black pepper, garam, olive oil dan jus limau nipis. Sepatutnya lemon tp lemon xde dalam stok. Then simpan dlm fridge sehari semalam.
Tapi kentang tu takde la perap sekali. Masa nak bakar ayam baru prepare kentang. Saya guna kentang jenis Russet yg isinya lebih berkanji. Basuh bersih2, tak payah buang kulit. Lepas tu potong wedges. Then taburkan serbuk oregano, rosemary, paprika, sedikit olive oil dan garam. Kalau ada herbs lain mcm parsley ke, thyme ke, tarragon pon boleh guna. Bakar sekali dengan ayam selama 60 minit.
Ayam dah siap dibakar.
Baked herbs potatoes
Selain tu, as usual saya akan buat gravy from the dripping juice of the roasted chicken. Sy buat mcm seperti biasa mcm sebelum INI.
Dan juga mesti ada salad! Baru la feeling2 Kenny Rogers' Roasted Chicken :)
Semalam malas, tapi malas2 pon masak la jugak...ari2 yg lain pon x bape rajin, tp kira rajin la jugak bila masak nasi dan at least 2 jenis lauk. Taraf malas kiranya bila masak nasi goreng ke, mee goreng ke maggi goreng ke...
So smlm masak mee goreng basah sambil2 marinate ayam sekor utk dinner mlm esok. Kadang2 sy mmg suka plan menu dinner ahead supaya sy ada extra time utk buat benda lain. Kalau buat roasted chicken, keje sy the next day mmg sgt senang. Nanti masukkan je ayam dah perap tu dlm oven, bakar la selama 1 jam atau lebih.
My version of mee goreng basah sangat simple. Yg penting bahan2 dia mewah, guna udang ke sotong ke sure jadi sedap. Tumbuk bawang putih dan bawang merah 3-4 biji setiapnya. Tumis sampai wangi. Masuk 1-2 sudu cili kisar (x boleh pedas sgt sbb anak2 nak makan). Biar sampai cili garing, masukkan sotong dan fish ball, goreng kejap. Masukkan mee kuning yg dah dibasuh dan tos, sekali dgn sawi dan taugeh. Gaulkan. Then tuang kicap manis cap Jalen secukupnya dan fish sauce sikit. Dah cukup utk perasa. Tak payah nak tambah pak aji (by the way sy mmg x guna pak aji pon) dan garam. Masukkan air sedikit nak bagi mee tu basah2. Hidangkan dgn potongan limau nipis.
Anak2 dan bapanya makan dgn laju dan sampai licin walaupun mee goreng nampak simple aje. Happy hati maknya tau....hehehehe
Just want to share some foods I cooked throughout the week. Nothing fancy, just something simple I could make as a working mother. Time is very precious and I am trying to do multi task.
Sup sayur campur dan asam pedas ikan tenggiri campur terung panjang.
Certain days I am over rajin! Buat baked macaroni for the kids and masak nasi dan lauk2 jugak utk man of the house because he doesn't like pasta. Ada masak lemak udang dgn kacang pajang, telur dadar dan ikan pekasam. Bila ada ikan pekasam, selera makan menjadi2. Tapi yg tak bestnya bau rumah busuk sikit la lepas goreng ikan pekasam......
Ada satu pagi terlebih rajin served breakfast ala2 Western - ada honey-orange muffin (tapi x sedap sbb resepi asal x tambah gula, sgt la tawar bila hanya harapkan pada natural sweet from honey and orange). Then grilled blackpepper sausages, scrambled eggs and salads. Along with few type of spreads - butter, nutella, strawberry jam, peanut butter and cream cheese.
Due to the calling of eating well and eating healthy stuffs, I tried this quinoa which I bought from Jusco. Quinoa is known as a healthy whole-meal grains that provides a lot of benefits to the health.
In terms of taste - oh! not really tasty (healthy food isn't always tasty, huh?) but when you mix it with other stuffs, it is edible, trust me :).
Most importantly, get the good benefits!
This is how un-cooked quinoa looks like
Cooked quinoa...cooking method similar as cooking rice.
I made quinoa beans salad using my own recipe. Beans (mixed beans - you can buy a mixed beans packet from hypermarket store - Tesco, Mydin etc), is soaked overnight then boiled until soft. Then toss. Mix it with quinoa and iceberg salad, chopped onion and cherry tomato. Pour about 1/4 cup lime/lemon juice. Sprinkle some salt and black pepper. Mix well.
Another version of quinoa salad: Mix it with steamed carrot and broccoli.
Muffin is the easiest baking product for me. You don't have to use electrical mixer! Prep time usually takes 20 minutes provided no interruption in between...hehehe. Plus it can be a baking project with kids. They can help mixing the ingredients and put the batter into muffin cup.
I made this banana muffin for breakfast using recipe from Food Network.
And here is the cut and paste recipe:
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups smashed bananas (about 4 to 6 bananas) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/8 teaspoon fine salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3/4 cups chopped walnuts ( I used cashew nuts)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (about 200C). Lightly brush a 12-muffin tin with butter and set aside.
Whisk the flour, baking soda, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl; set aside.
Whisk the banana, oil, milk, eggs, salt, and vanilla in a large measuring cup with a spout or another bowl.
Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the center; then stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened but still lumpy. Do not overmix the batter or your muffins will come out dense. Gently stir in the nuts. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin.
Put the muffins in the oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking. (Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to check if it is done. Toothpick should come out clean). Cool muffins in the pan on a rack for a couple minutes. Turn the muffins out of the pan and cool on the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.