Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sosis asam manis (sweet and sour)

quick, easy, yet yummy..

ingredients :
  1. 250 gr chicken/beef sausages, sliced
  2. 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  3. 2 green bell peppers, sliced
  4. 3 tbs tomato ketchup
  5. 1 sdm kecap asin (soy sauce)
  6. 1 tsp sugar
  7. 100 cc stock/water -mix with 1 tsp corn flour
  8. 1 clove garlic, sliced
  9. 1 medium size onion, sliced

Method :

  • in hot oil, saute garlic until fragrant, add onion, bell pepper, stir, add carrot and water, cook until carrots tender
  • add sausages, ketchup, soy sauce and sugar

serve with warm steamed rice

ayam bakar bumbu rujak (hot grilled chicken)

This chicken is worth to try, excellent !. Serve with warm steamed rice.

Pardon me with the ugly picture below, yet looks horrible, but seriously, it is super ggoodd..d

Ingredients :

  1. 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces, clean, and rub well with lime juice then set aside.
  2. 2 cm (3/4 inch) galangal root, peeled and bruised
  3. 1 - 2 stalk lemon grass (part of bottom third only), bruised
  4. 2 bay leaves
  5. 200 ml coconut milk
  6. 1 tbs tamarind juice
  7. 1 tbs kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

Spice Paste :

  1. 6 shallots
  2. 4 cloves garlic
  3. 4 candlenuts or substitute with macadamia nuts (before you grind the nuts, you need to dry fry the nuts first without any oil in a skillet over low heat until fragrant, about 3 min)
  4. 1 tsp corriander powder
  5. 2 red chilies
  6. 4 bird's eye chillies
  7. 1 cm turmeric root, peeled and sliced or turmeric powder should be oke
  8. 1 tbs gula jawa (palm sugar)
  9. salt to taste

Method :

  • heat the oil in a wok until hot, add the spice paste, galangal, lemon grass, bay leaves. Stir fry over low to medium heat until fragrant. Add chicken and cook until the chicken change colour
  • add coconut milk, tamarind juice. Cook chicken turning it from time to time until the sauce is absorbed and dries to a paste (about 15 min). Add kecap manis and mix well.
  • remove the chicken from the wok, coat well with the sauce on all sides, then grill under the broiler or on a barbecue until golden brown on all sides (10-15 min)

ini salah satu masakan andalan bw menjamu orang asing, percaya deh, mereka pada suka. Asal jangan extreme yah pedesnya.

source : dapur enji.

Friday, February 22, 2008

creme brulee

ingredients :

  1. 3 eggs - slightly beaten

  2. 2 cups light cream

  3. 1/4 cup sugar

  4. 1/4 tsp salt

  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla

  6. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Method :

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine eggs, cream, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat, until mixture coats a metal spoon. Cooks 2 minutes more. Stir in vanilla. Pour into 6 ramekins (@ 6 oz). Chill.
  • Sift brown sugar equally among the 6 dishes and spread evenly on top. Using a torch melt the sugar and form a crispy top. Or if using oven, put the ramekins in a shallow pan of ice cubes and water (au bain marie), place it in the middle of rack and broil at 400 degree F for 4 to 5 minutes or until bubbly crust form.

  • Serve warm or chilled.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hot chicken drumsticks

Hhmm.. good appetizer !!

rub and marinate chicken drumsticks (14-16 pcs) for 30 min with :
  1. 4 tbs hot sauce (such as ABC, Indofood, Frank's or Goya)
  2. 2 tbs vegetable oil
  3. salt to taste
  4. 1 tbs honey
  5. 1/2 tbs cayenne pepper (up to taste)

in a large skillet, melt butter (1/4 cup) over moderately low heat, add marinated chickens and 1/2 tsp vinegar, mix until the chickens are cook. Transfer the chickens into a baking dish then grill in the oven for 10 minutes.

you can add a little tabasco to increase the heat ! , yumm..

Beef Spread

Good for sandwich or croissant, hhmm..

Ingredients :

  1. 250 gr lean ground beef
  2. 1 onion, cut
  3. 4-5 tbs mayo
  4. 2 tbs worcestershire sauce
  5. salt, pepper to taste

method :

  • in a sauce pan boil (with little bit of water -1/4 cup-) beef and onion until the water is dry
  • mix with all ingredients
  • process in a food processor
  • it's ready now !!

source : forgot !, it's somewhere in the internet -browsing-

Monday, February 18, 2008

Tofu Nugget (nugget tahu)

got the recipe from vania blogspot

ingredients :
  1. 4 white firm tofus
  2. salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 100 gr ground chicken
  5. 70 gr shredded cheese (cheddar)
  6. 3 clove garlics
  7. additional 1 egg (beaten) and bread crumbs (for coating before frying)

    method :
  • lightly spread butter on a prepared baking dish
  • in a food processor, mix all the ingredients but additional 1 egg and bread crumbs
  • put the tofu mixture into the prepared baking dish
  • steam until cook and firm, then cool.
  • cut tofu into bite sizes
  • dip into egg then coated with bread crumbs
  • deep fry

cream puffs (kue soes)

ingredients :
  1. 150 cc water
  2. 60 gr butter
  3. 110 gr all purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 3 eggs

method :

  • preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  • in a sauce pan heat the butter, water and salt
  • when the butter is melted and boiled add the flour all at one and stir immediately, keep stirring until it comes away from the sides
  • remove from heat, wait until it is cold then
  • add the eggs, one at a time, stir continuously until the batter stiff and shiny
  • pipe the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets and place in oven. Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F
  • bake about 25 - 30 min. Remove them from oven. Turn the oven off.
  • poke each puff on the side with a knive to release the steam
  • Return the puffs to the oven for 5 min. Cool.

Split the cooled puffs and fill with the cream filling. Put tops back on and dust with icing sugar.

Filling :

  1. 500 cc fresh milk
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 egg yolks, sligthly beaten
  4. 3 tbs corn starch
  5. few drops of vanilla or rum (for flavour)

in top of a double boiler, combine the sugar and flour together. Add milk and mix well. Add egg yolks and blend. Place mixture over hot water over medium low heat and cook until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. Cool, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming over the top of filling. Add vanilla.

Makes about 20 - 25 mini puffs

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pat Kha Pao Neua (Thailand cuisine)

It' s spicy and this is soo good.. and the secret is in the leafes (must). Served with steamed rice.

Ingredients :

  1. 500 gr ground beef

  2. 4 cloves garlics

  3. chillies (up to your taste, but it's best when it's hot!)

  4. 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  5. 1 tbsp fish sauce

  6. kha pao leaves (holy basil, not hairy basil nor thai basil)

  7. 1/2 cup beef stock (or water)

  8. salt to taste

method :

  • make spice paste of garlics and chillies then saute in hot oil until the fragrance comes out.

  • add ground beef, stir and cook

  • add all the remaining ingredients, mix well

  • cook until water is dry

source : my friend Indri