Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chinese Mustard Green Rice (Gai Choy)

1 cup of chopped chinese green mustard (separate stalks and leaves)
2 dried shitake mushrooms (soaked and drained, reserve water)
1 jalepeno - remove seeds and sliced
2 cloves garlic - peeled and lightly smashed
1/2 cup shredded chicken breast (i use leftover rottisserie chicken)
1 1/4 cup rice - washed and drained
1 cup qty of (chicken stock + reserved mushroom water)
handful of toasted pine nuts
soy sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy Seasoning)

Recipe adapted fm
Opor ayam is an Indonesian chicken dish originated from central to eastern part of Java islands. This is usually served to enliven Eid ul-Fitr in their tradition, along with ketupat and sambal goreng kentang (chili-fried potato).  A new twist is given to this dish by browning the cooked chicken drumsticks with a grill.  Hubby learnt this from TV show Simply Ming.

4 chicken drumsticks
1 lime (squeeze the juice out)
grated rind of 1 lime (optional)
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
 4 candlenuts
½ tsp white peppercorn
½ tsp ground turmeric
½ tbsp chopped ginger
½ tbsp chopped galangal
5 cloves garlic
6 shallots
2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon tamarind juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
2 stalks lemon-grass (bruised)
5 kaffir lime leaves (i omitted it)
3 salam leaves (can be substitute with bay leaves)
750 ml thin coconut milk
250 ml thick coconut milk
A handful of lime basil leaves (optional, i substituted with grated lime rind)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spiced Turkey Burger

1 lb ground turkey 
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground fennel seeds 
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp soy sauce
1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 to 1 cup panko crumbs

thick slices of cheese
2 tomatoes - sliced
 handful of lettuce

Monday, May 14, 2012

Steamed Egg Cake with Raisins

1 cup of all purpose flour (sifted) - minus 1 - 2 tbsp
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tbsp raisins
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can sprite or 7-up (use 1/4 cup)
some melted butter for brushing

Saturday, May 12, 2012

BBQ Squid with Soy Sauce/Sake

1 large squid (washed, separate the tentacles part and cleaned)

2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp sake
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp grated ginger

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Grilled Steelhead with Soy Sauce/Sake

1 lb steelhead trout fillet

2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp sake
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp grated ginger