Monday, April 16, 2012

Roasted Garlic Couscous with Prawns

1 pkt 5.8oz roasted garlic couscous (Near East Brand)
2 stalks celery (chopped)
8 medium size prawns (peeled)
1 small bowl frozen mixed peas
1/2 tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
11/2 to 2 cups water.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fried Cod in Tomato Sauce

1 lb cod fish fillet (cut into small chunks)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
2 dried chillies
1/2 white onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce

Singapore Lor Mee (卤面)

I usually have some leftover gravy after cooking my lor bak.  This is my cheater's way of cooking lor mee.  Quick and easy.  Other ingredients which can be added are fried fish fritters and fried wonton.
(for 2 pax)
thick yellow noodles (i use fettuccine)
2 eggs (boiled and peeled)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
few pcs fried fish cake (sliced)
few pcs fried ngoh hiong
few pcs braised pork belly (lor bak)
gravy  (recipe refer to here )
soy sauce to taste
thick sweet soy sauce to taste
enough water for gravy
dash of sesame oil
dash of black vinegar 
green onion or parsley (chopped)
red chillies (cut)
grated garlic + a little sesame oil

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weber Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Soy Sauce/Sake

8 chicken drumsticks (washed and patted dry, make a few slits on the thickest part)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sake 
1 tsp grated ginger

Easy Grilled Sweet Potato (Red Yam)

1 large sweet potato (this is the largest sweet potato i hv ever seen)
aluminium foil
wire rack 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Snow Fungus Winter Melon Dessert (雪耳冬瓜糖水)

1 small pc of snow fungus (rehydrate in water to soften)
6 pcs winter melon strips
10 pcs dried longan
10 pcs gingko nuts (cooked)
1 tsp wolfberries
2 strips pandan leaves (knotted)
2 bowls of water

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wontons in szechuan spicy sauce (红油抄手)

20 wontons
1 bowl spicy sauce
1 stalk green onions (chopped) 
1 tbsp dried red chilli flakes
1 pot of boiling water

Friday, April 6, 2012

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

recipe adapted from Quaker Oats

Makes about 15 - 20 pcs
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup raisins

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Weber Grilled Five-Spiced Chicken

1 chicken (use half of it)
1 tsp five-spice powder
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sea salt
honey (dissolved in 1 tsp soy sauce)
few slices of pineapple

  1. Marinate chicken with five-spice powder, soy sauce and sea salt.
  2. Preheat weber grill to 400 degrees F.
  3. Place chicken on preheated grill and reduce temperature to lowest. Cover and grill for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and brush honey soy sauce mix onto chicken.  Cover and grill for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165 degress F.
  5. Remove chicken from grill and serve chicken with some BBQ pineapple slices and chilli sauce.

Mee Soto

(for 2 pax)
fresh yellow noodles (i use sphaghetti)
1 small bunch beansprouts (i omitted this)
1 large pc chicken breast (bone-in)
1/2 onion (peeled)
1 small pc ginger (peeled)
2 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 stalk lemongrass (white part only, bruised) 
1 small pc galangal (sliced, bruised)
1 small pc cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 star anise
1 tsp turmeric powder 
2 cardamom (1 omitted this)
1 pot chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
few stalks of parsley (chopped)
1 green chilli (sliced)
fried shallot
fried shallot oil
1 tbsp cooking oil

Monday, April 2, 2012

Begedil (Fried Potato Patties)

I always order begedil when having my nasi lemak meal.  I love these potato patties, and this is my first attempt at making them.  I used yukon potatoes as they hold better when shaping. 
And instead of the usual deep frying, I opted for pan frying.  I think I made the patties a tad too big though, they were tasty but would have tasted better if they were smaller in size.

8 small yukon potatoes
2 stalks green onion (chopped finely)
a few stalks cilantro (chopped finely)
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional, for extra flavour)
6 small shallots (peeled and sliced)
1 large egg (beaten into a bowl)
oil for pan frying