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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fish in Baked Beans Sauce (Ikan Masak Sos Kacang Panggang)

 Does it sound unusual combination? Well, try it.... not bad actually and especially nice if your kids love baked beans. I actually ran out of idea for dinner and when peeping into the pantry I saw a can of baked beans... I already had the fish thawed so why not add the baked beans into the cooking....
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves: 5 persons
INGREDIENTS:
1 whole Fish (about 700g)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
3 cloves Garlic*
3 Shallots*
1/2" Ginger* (* pounded) 
2 tbsp Chili Paste
1 Big Onions - sliced
1-2 Potato - sliced round & deep fried until cooked 
1 can Baked Beans
1 cup Water
Salt
Garnish - chopped spring onion (optional)

METHOD:
1. Rub fish with salt & turmeric powder.
Deep fry until both sides are golden & slightly crispy.
Place onto serving dish.

2. Heat up few tbsp oil & stir-fry pounded ingredients* until fragrant.
Add in chili paste & stir until fragrant.
Add in baked beans, big onion, water, salt and let it boil.
Add in fried potato slices & stir well.
Pour onto fried fish.
Sprinkle with chopped spring onion (I skipped bcoz my family don't fancy it).

3. Serve immediately with white rice.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Lauk ni sebenar nya dah seminggu lalu tapi asyik kesibukan dan keletihan saja sekarang ni tak larat nak tongkat mata tetengah malam update blog.... maaf ya kekawan yg selalu menjengah & hampa bila tiada update dari Along. Meh lah menjamu lauk yg tak seberapa ni.... rasa2 nya pelik tak lauk sos kacang panggang ni? Sedap juga lah rasa nya.... sebenar nya Along tak tau nak masak apa dgn ikan tu, buka almari nampak lak setin kacang panggang, cuba2 jer lah.... boleh tahan gak sedap nya.

Tip dari Along: lebihkan air untuk sos ni sbb kacang panggang tu menyerap air & sos jadi kering sedikit bila di hidangkan. Juga lebihkan pedas untuk imbangkan rasa manis kacang panggang.

Hidangan: 5 orang
BAHAN2:
1 ekor Ikan (berat anggaran 700g)
1/2 st Serbuk Kunyit
3 ulas Bwg Putih*
3 ulas Bwg Merah*
1/2" Halia* (* tumbuk) 
2 sb Cili Mesin
1 bj Bwg Besar -hiris
1-2 bj Kentang - hiris bulat & goreng
1 tin Kacang Panggang
1 cwn Air
Garam
Bhn Tabur - Daun Bwg (optional)

CARA2:
1. Lumur ikan dgn garam & serbuk kunyit.
Goreng dgn minyak dalam sehingga garing di kedua2 belah ikan.
Angkat & letakkan ke dlm pinggan.

2. Panaskan beberapa sudu minyak & tumis bhn tumbuk* sehingga wangi.
Masukkan cili mesin & kacau sehingga garing.
Masukkan kacang panggang, bwg besar, air, garam & masak sehingga mendidih.
Masukkan kentang goreng & kacau sebati.
Tuangkan ke atas ikan goreng tadi.
Taburkan daun bwg (Along tak letak sbb org kat rumah ni tak suka).

3. Hidangkan segera dgn nasi putih.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spicy Oyster Sauce Chicken (Ayam Sos Tiram)

 This dish looks like curry but not quite.... check out the ingredients and method and you will see the difference compared to typical Malay curry... no coconut milk, uniquely adding oyster sauce and chili paste....
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Adapted from: Mamasya (originally by Sajian Perantauan)
Ingredients slightly modified
Translated into English by HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
½ Chicken – cut
2 Potato@ - cut
4 tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 tbsp Tomato Sauce@
¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 big Onion*
2 cloves Garlic*
3 tbsp Chili Paste*
1 cm Ginger*
(* blend) 
1 Lemongrass bruised
2 tbsp Curry Powder

½ cup Water
1 Tomato
– cut
Salt
(@ not in the original recipe)

METHOD:
1. Rub chicken with salt & turmeric powder & deep fry until cooked.
Keep aside.
2. Deep fry potatoes until cooked & keep aside.
3. Heat up some oil & stir fry blended ingredients* and curry powder until fragrant & oil bubbled out from the paste.

Add in chicken, lemongrass & stir well for few minutes.
Add in oyster sauce, tomato sauce, salt, water & cook until boiled & thicken.
Add in tomato and potatoes & cook few more minutes 
4. Serve with rice/bread.

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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Terjumpa resepi ni kat blog Mamasya sewaktu googling.... memang sedap Ayam Sos Tiram ni.... tq Mamasya!

Adapted from: Mamasya (originally by Sajian Perantauan)
Along ubahsuaikan sedikit bahan2 nya & resepi di taip semula utk mudah rujuk
BAHAN2:
½ ekor Ayam – potong
2 biji Kentang@ - potong 
4 sb Sos Tiram
2 sb Sos Tomato@
¼ st Serbuk Kunyit
1 labu Bawang Besar*

2 ulas Bawang Putih*
3 sb Cili Mesin*
1 cm Halia*
(* kisar) 
1 btg Serai – ketuk
2 sb Serbuk Kari
½ cwn Air
1 biji Tomato
– potong 
Garam
(@ takda dlm resepi asal tapi Along tambah)

CARA2:
1. Gaulkan ayam dgn serbuk kunyit dan garam dan goreng sehingga masak.
Angkat & ketepikan.
2. Goreng kentang sehingga empuk dan ketepikan
3. Panaskan sedikit minyak & tumis bahan kisar & serbuk kari sehingga terbit minyak.

Masukkan ayam dan serai, masak sebentar sehingga sebati rasa.
Masukkan sos tiram, sos tomato, garam, air dan biarkan menggelegak.
Masak sehingga kuah pekat. 
Masukkan tomato & kentang & masak sebentar lagi.
4. Hidangkan dengan nasi/roti.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beef & Barley Stew

 This delicious Beef & Barley Soup can be prepared with no sweat using slow cooker - just dump everything in it, no frequent check necessary and ready by the set time! That's what I did for hubby's BBQ last week when energy level is low (sorry if anyone been waiting this long for the recipe).
When I made it, I simply threw whatever crossed my mind with instinct without any specific recipe. Now a week later, I hope I can recall it correctly.... Bottom line is, use your creativity for this sort of meal!

By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves 5-6 persons
INGREDIENTS:
500g Beef* - cut 2" cube 
100g Pearl Barley
1 Big Onion
1" Ginger - bruised
1 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
1 Carrot
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Flour
100ml Fresh Milk
Fresh Parsley - chopped 
Salt
(* I love the beef parts that contain some muscles and my favourite is beef shank) 

METHOD:
1. Place clean beef, barley, onion, ginger, black pepper, salt & 1½ liter water into a slow cooker pot.
Set to high (4 hours) or slow (whole day) until beef is tender.
Add in carrot in the last 1 hr of cooking.
2. Melt butter and mix in flour until dissolved & gradually stir in milk.
Pour into the cooking stew & cook for another 30-60min.
Add in chopped parsley and let the stew sit in the pot until served.
3. Serve with garlic/plain bread.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Resepi ni dah lapuk seminggu tapi baru hari ni dapat nak update blog - ingat tak Along ada pos pasal menu BBQ untuk birthday hubby. Maaf ler kalau2 ada yg menunggu lama ya. Along buat ni guna slow cooker, senang tak payah nak mengadap dapur lama2 tapi kena rancang awal2 lah. Kalau takda slow cooker, boleh masak macam dalam periuk biasa tapi akan mengambil masa yg lebih pendek & kena hadap takut meruap atau air terkering.

Saiz hidanga: 5-6 org
BAHAN2:
500g Daging Lembu* - potong 2" kiub
100g Biji Bali
1 bj Bwg Besar
1" Halia - di ketuk
1 st Lada Hitam yg di tumbuk
1 btg Karot
2 sb Butter
2 sb Tepung Gandum
100ml Susu Segar
Fresh Parsley - cincang
Garam
(* Along suka guna daging berurat, Mak Along panggil Daging Ketin)

CARA2:
1. Masukkan daging, bali, bwg, halia, lada, garam & 1½ liter air ke dlm periuk slow cooker.
Set pada suhu "high" (4 jam) atau "slow" (seharian) sehingga daging lembut.
Masukkan karot sejam terakhir masakan.
2. Cairkan butter & masukkan tepung sehingga sebati.
Masukkan susu sedikit2 sambil di kacau sebati.
Tuangkan ke dlm stew & masak selama 30-60min lagi.
Masukkan daun parsley dan tutup sehingga perlu di hidangkan.
3. Hidangkan dgn roti kosong atau roti bwg putih.


TQ All for My Birthday Wishes

Alhamdulillah, yesterday was my 47th birthday and I had great time.... one of the best birthday celebration! First of all, syukur ke hadrat ilahi di kurniakan kesihatan, kebahagiaan, kejayaan, rezeki dan semuga lebih panjang umur untuk tingkatkan lebih ibadat selepas ni. 

This year, my birthday celebration is complete as AlongRiz is home during his summer vacation. The kids surprise me with a huge Secret Recipe birthday cake and gifts from their own pocket money. My hubby spoilt me with my chosen gifts - La Gourmet cast iron cooking set and I thought that was it.... on my birthday itself there was another one.... Habib diamond ear-rings! Hubby also gave a dinner treat at the newly opened Meritz Hotel (Grand Old Lady restaurant) to celebrate triple birthday celebration for me, himself & AngahRuz.

Birthday sensation will not be complete without wishes from relatives and friends. I was poured with more than 200 greetings from phone calls, sms, emails and facebook.... masyaallah... thanks so much to all for the wishes and greetings! I felt very overwhelmed! Some friends also bought me gifts - thanks to Mala for lovely silk tudung, Salviana for silk suits, Audrey for cute jewel box mailed from KL! 

Today I was surprised by my colleague in the office with birthday song along a Secret Recipe Cheesecake (thought they forgot yesterday but they actually waited until today because I was in meetings). It was a joint birthday celebration for me, Daphne & Joanna who were born in June. Thanks all, for your thought & treat despite extremely busy weeks during the peak period.

Special thanks to all my cyber friends for wishes and below greeting cards posted at Facebook, love ya all:
fr Yusnani Saafi
fr Sharmila Sulaiman
fr KakPaty
fr Ibh Sue
Fr Nor@Secubit Garam
fr Sri Idayu Ghulam Rasol
fr Azita Zain
fr Norlia Ismail
fr Mimiey Yaacob
fr Ivy Sew
fr MaSaly

Juga tq yg hantar belated wishes:
fr Nur@CetusanRasa
fr Linda Noordin
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Home-Made Black Pepper Sauce

Hi everyone! Sharing herewith the Black Pepper Sauce that I made last week for hubby's birthday. Very creamy and certainly make you enjoy the chicken much more. I served the sauce with Rosemary BBQ Chicken.

By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves 5-6 persons
INGREDIENTS:
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic - chopped 
½ Big Onion - chopped 
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Flour
125ml Fresh Milk + 125ml Water
½ cup Chicken Stock*
2 tbsp Black Pepper Corns - ground coarsely 
1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
Salt
(* chicken stock from roasting drip. If you do not have, replace with purchased instant chicken stock)

METHOD:
1.  Heat up olive oil & sauté garlic until fragrant.
Add in big onion & continue sauté for another minute until changing color slightly.
Puree it in blender.

2. Melt butter, add in flour & stir quickly to dissolve into smooth paste.
Gradually add in milk and stir quickly until smooth.
Once boiled, add in chicken stock, onion+garlic paste, black pepper, soy sauce & salt.
Cook to your preferred consistency, adding water if necessary.

3. Serve with roasted chicken or beef steak.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
 Hari ni Along nak kongsikan resepi Sos Black Pepper yg Along buat minggu lepas utk di hidangkan dgn Rosemary BBQ Chicken pd harijadi hubby.  Dah seminggu tapi cuma hari ini berkesempatan nak update blog sebab keadaan yg selalu jer sibuk bekerja & ,menguruskan hal2 di rumah bersama keluarga.

 Tanpa sos, hidangan panggang (ayam/daging) pasti kurang enak. Sos dapat menambahkan selera menikmati hidangan tambahan pula kalau sos tu memang sedap!

Serves 5-6 persons
BAHAN2:
2 sb Olive Oil
2 ulas Bwg putih - cincang
½ bj Bwg Besar - cincang
2 sb Butter
2 sb Tepung Gandum
125ml Susu Segar + 125 ml Air
½ cwn Stok Ayam*
2 sb Lada Hitam Biji - di kisar kasar
1 sb Kicap Pekat
Garam
(* Stok Ayam lebihan ayam panggang. Kalau takda, boleh ganti dgn kiub ayam)

CARA2:
1.  Panaskan minyak zaitun & tumis bwg putih sehingga wangi.
Masukkan bwg besar & goreng sebentar lagi sehingga keperangan sedikit.
Blend sehingga menjadi pes.

2. Panaskan butter, masukkan tepung & kacau cepat sehingga sebati.
Masukkan susu perlahan2 sambil di kacau sehingga licin tidak bergentel.
Bila mendidih, masukkan stok ayam, pes bwg goreng tadi, lada, kicap & garam.
Masak mengikut kepekatan yg di kehendakki, campurkan air jika perlu.

3. Hidangkan dgn ayam panggang atau stik daging.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 As what I shared earlier, this cake was for my hubby's special birthday. I wanted to make something that symbolises love and sincerity and therefore an own made heart-shaped Red Velvet Cake will be nice. Besides that, it tastes fabulous after sandwiched with cream cheese frosting.

I tasted Red Velvet cake for the first time when I was staying in Pullman Hotel, Kuching last year. The moist cake was thinly sliced and layered with tasty cream cheese frosting - I fell in love with it straight away and determined that I will make it one day. I'm so happy that I made this cake and satisfied with the taste. Please ignore the ugly look - it was such a rush to bake & decorate the cake in one afternoon. The cake was sliced while it was warm - it will be more even layers and less crumbly if I could wait until it sets properly but I wanted to make sure I could finish & and hide it before my hubby return from work for a little surprise.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: CT Delima, besan Hana, Joy of Baking
Recipe is simplified/retyped for my own ease of reference
Size: 9" heart shape
INGREDIENTS:
250g Cake Flour (I used HongKong Fl)*
½ tsp Salt*
15g Cocoa Powder* (* sifted) 
113g Unsalted Butter
220g Sugar (original recipe 300g) 
2 Large Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
240ml Buttermilk** (Milk + 1 tbsp Vinegar & stand 10 minutes before used) 
1 tbsp Red Coloring** (** combined) 
1 tsp White Vinegar 1 tsp Baking Soda

METHOD:
1.  Beat butter & sugar until fluffy.
Add in egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add in vanilla essence and beat until combined.
Add in flour mixture* and buttermilk**
alternately, in three additions - beginning and ending with the flour.

2. In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

3. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans.

Bake in a preheated oven 180C for approximately 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
Cool the cakes completely, wrap in plastic and place the cake layers in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight (this is to make filling and frosting the cakes easier).

4. Slice each cake into 2 layers, so 4 layers in total.
Sandwich each layer with cream cheese frosting.
Finally coat all over cake with frosting & deco as you like.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Source: Roz@HomeKreation
250g Cream Cheese
50g Icing Sugar
200ml Whipping Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Beat cream cheese & sugar until smooth.
- Add in VE & mix well.
- Beat whipping cream until stiff & mix well into cream cheese.
- Ready to use as filling / topping.
 

Sandwiching and topping the cake with frosting
 BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Betul kesemua tekaan kekawan kek apa yg Along buatkan untuk hubby's birthday. hehe... sebenarnya Along pun tak confident rupa nya ada cam Red Velvet Cake ke idak.... tangkap gambo memalam gelap tak nampak sangat merah nya.... sebab tu lah saja nak test samada ada rupa red velvet ke idak.... alhamdulillah kalau semua tekaan tu betoi makna nya ada ler rupa red velvet....heheheee... (suka). Maceh pada yg ambil bahagian.... takda adiah apa2 nak kasi... aci tak?


Source: CT Delima, besan Hana, Joy of Baking 
Ditaip semula dlm BM
Saiz: 9" heart shape
BAHAN2:
250g Tepung Kek / Tepung HongKong*
½ st Garam*
15g Serbuk Koko*
(* ayak)
113g Mentega
220g Gula Halus
(resepi asal 300g)
2 biji Telur saiz besar
1 st Esen Vanila
240ml Buttermilk
** (susu + 1 sb cuka & perap 10min)
1 sb Pewarna merah**
(** campur)
1 st Cuka
1 st Soda Bikarbonat

CARA2:
1.  Pukul mentega & gula sehingga kembang.
Masukkan telur satu persatu sehingga sebati.
Masukkan esen vanilla & kacau sebati.
Masukkan campuran tepung* & buttermilk** berselang-seli, di akhiri dgn tepung.

2. Campurkan cuka & baking soda sehingga berbuih.
Segera campurkan ke dlm adunan.

3.  Bahagikan adunan & ratakan ke dlm 2 tin pembakar.
Bakar 180C selama 25 minit atau sehingga masak.
Sejukkan kek di atas radai, balut dgn plastik & sejukkan selama 1 jam atau semalaman supaya mudah di potong dan di sapukan frosting nanti.

4. Potong setiap kek kpd 2 lapisan untuk mendapatkan 4 lapisan.
Lapiskan kek dgn frosting dan sapu frosting selebih nya di keliling kek.


Resepi frosting ni rekaan Aong sendiri mengikut citarasa yg di kehendakki, sila lah cuba kalau berkenan.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Source: AlongRoz@HomeKreation 
250g Cream Cheese
50g Icing Sugar
200ml Whipping Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Pukul cream cheese & gula sehingga lembut.
- Masukkan VE sehingga sebati.
- Pukul cream sehingga kental & campurkan ke dlm adunan tadi.
- Siap untuk di gunakan sebagai lapisan & topping.
The last piece looks brighter color when snapped under day light the next day

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Birthday Cake & BBQ for Hubby

 Yesterday was my hubby's 50th birthday.... such a big and special milestone.... in few more years I'll be joining him into the 50's as well.... I thought the family should do something to celebrate this special number.... I took one day leave to buy him present and prepare something - the above cake and a family BBQ dinner....  We also plan to dine at a hotel next week for joint birthday celebration for three of us (including mine & AngahRuz's).

Can you guess what cake is it? Check out my next posting for the answer and also more photos of it. I don't think I made it beautifully but what matters it comes from my heart and hands..... my hubby appreciated it so much!
Birthday boy & his cake (sorry censored a bit...LOL)
BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Kelmarin harijadi suami tersayang yg ke 50!! Angka yg sangat istimewa dan bermakna.... berbanyak syukur ke hadrat ilahi sebab suami Aong sihat sehingga umur ini. Semuga beliau terus sihat, panjang umur & di berkati Allah selalu & bahagia di samping kami sekeluarga.

Sempena hari itu, Along buatkan hubby kek harijadi bentuk hati sebagai tanda ikhlas kasih-sayang kami sekeluarga untuk nya. Walau pun comot, Along rasa sangat gembira dapat hadiahkan hubby kek dari hati & tangan Along sendiri..... Kekawan boleh teka tak kek apa tu.... tunggu entry seterusnya untuk lihat isi perut kek tu ya.....haha.

Juga ada makan2 malam ala BBQ..... Anak2 pun tumpang gembira berkelah di patio sambil main masak2. Alhamdulillah, selesai sudah satu tugas yg penting pada minggu ini....
BBQ Rosemary Chicken with Home-made Black Pepper Sauce

Beef & Barley Stew
Fresh Parsley Garlic Bread

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chocolate Granola Brownie Bars

 I categorize this as healthy bars..... each bite has some cereals and nuts in it and most of all it has low calories. It is also very easy to prepare in less than 10 minutes. The texture is very crumbly and may be a bit dry (but slightly moist) if you compare to typical chocolate cakes/bars but I have no problem to like it. I actually baked this for my husband as today is a Father's Day and he likes it.....!

TQ to a friend, MN who gave us the Granola cereal during her visit to our open house about 6 months ago... yeah, that was quite long time but it has not expired yet. My children ate some of it as snacks and asked them to keep some for me to bake this.

Makes 8" sq
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Flour*
1 tsp Baking Powder*
¼ tsp Salt* (* combined) 
80g Cooking Chocolate
3 tbsp Butter
¾ cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
½ tsp Vanilla Essence
1¾ cup Granola Cereal

METHOD:
1.  Melt chocolate & butter & let cool 5 minutes.
Add in brown sugar, eggs, VE, cereal & flour mixture* until just combine.
2. Bake 180C for 30 minutes until cooked.


BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Brownie bijirin yang rendah kalori, baik di makan waktu sarapan atau pada bila2 masa sahaja dan juga sesuai untuk buat bekal anak2 ke sekolah.

Saiz 8" persegi
BAHAN2:
1 cwn Tepung*
1 st Baking Powder*
¼ st Garam* (* satukan) 
80g Coklat Masakan
3 sb Mentega
¾ cwn Gula Perang
2 bj Telur
½ st Vanilla Essence
1¾ cwn Granola Cereal

BAHAN2:
1.  Cairkan coklat & mentega & biarkan 5 minit.
Campurkan gula perang, telur, VE, cereal & campuran tepung* sehingga sebati.
2. Bakar 180C selama 30 minit atau sehingga masak.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Basil Chicken in Green Chili Paste

 I just love Basil leaves flavour and enjoying my overgrown basil leaves from the backyard.... so today I created another dish with basil leaves.... it was awesome despite the plain look! The dish is full of rich flavour... the sweetness of the chicken is further enhanced by the basil and lemongrass fragrant.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves 5 persons
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Chicken - cut 
6-8 Green Chilies*
6 Green Chili Padi*
6 cloves Garlic* (* minced) 
1 Lemongrass - bruised 
1" Ginger - sliced 
1 Big Onion - sliced 
1 tbsp Fish Sauce
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tomato - cut 
Lots of Thai Basil Leaves
Salt

METHOD:
1.  Heat up few tbsp oil & saute minced ingredients* until fragrant.
Add in lemongrass, ginger & onion & stir for few more minutes.
Add in chicken, fish sauce & oyster sauce and stir until mixed well.
Add a bit of water if chicken stick to the bottom of pot.
Cover until chicken is nicely cooked.
2. Balance the taste & add salt if necessary.
Add in basil leaves & tomato.
Stir until well mixed & dish out.
3. Serve with white rice.

Green chilies + garlic being saute
BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Along ni masih belum puas2 lagi dengan keenakan daun selasih dan lagi pun kebun daun selasih kat belakang rumah tengah menjadi2 gemuk nya, lagi lah geram nak memasak nya. Di harap anda semua tak jemu pula ya... kalau sesiapa yg belum pernah memasak lauk dgn daun selasih ni, harus lah mencuba nya tau.... Lauk ni sedap amat pada selera Along di kala tekak tak lalu nak makan lauk2 yg berlemak. Anak2 semua pun cakap sedap. Kemanisan ayam amat terasa bila masak simple2 macam ni di tambah pula dgn aroma daun selasih & serai.

Ayam Daun Selasih Masak Cili Hijau
Hidangan 5 orang
BAHAN2:
1/2 ekor Ayam - potong2
6-8 biji Cili Hijau*
6 biji Cili Padi Hijau*
6 ulas Bwg Putih* (* tumbuk kasar) 
1 btg Serai - ketuk
1" Halia - di hiris
1 bj Bwg Besar - di hiris
1 sb Sos Ikan
2 sb Sos Tiram
1 bj Tomato - di potong
Daun Selasih - seberapa byk yg suka 
Garam

CARA2:
1.  Panaskan beberapa sudu minyak & tuis bahan tumbuk* sehingga wangi.
Masukkan serai, halia, bwg besar & kacau sebentar.
Masukkan ayam, sos ikan, sos tiram & kacau sebati.
Masukkan sedikit air supaya tidak melekat di dasar periuk.
Tutuup sehingga ayam betul2 masak.
2. Tambahkan garam jika tidak cukup masin.
Masukkan daun selasih & tomato, kacau beberapa minit.
3. Hidangkan dgn nasi putih.

Friendship Card from Nur@CetusanRasa

Dah seminggu Along tak ke udara.... badan letih-lesu sebab asyik pulang lewat dari pejabat setiap-hari.... pulang rumah, masak macam biasa tapi tak sempat lah nak tonggeng2 amik gambar bagai sebab orang rumah semua kelaparan. Sebab tu juga lah, Along lewat nak gantung kad dari Nur@CetusanRasa ni. Tahniah atas ulang-tahun blog yg ke 4 tahun dan Along amat menghargai persahabatan kita selama kita saling mengenali. Nur ni memang salah seorang teman setia Along dari mula berblog sampai sekarang tak pernah putus memberi sokongan dan bertegur-sapa senantiasa..... love you & take care.... semuga Nur akan lebih maju jaya lagi di masa hadapan.

Kepada kesemua kawan2 yg tinggalkan komen, tqvm.... maaf ya kalau tak balas tapi di jamin Along baca setiap komen anda & menghargai nya sangat2!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Basil Sweet Sour Fish (Ikan Masak Masam Manis Daun Selasih)

No one in the house will complain even if I were to cook Sweet Sour Fish everyday.... of course I will not insanely cook the same dish everyday... not even for two days in a row.... but that is just to describe how much the boys in the house love it. Once they see it came out from the kitchen, the fist word was "hooray!".

This time I tried to make slight variation than the usual sweet sour dish. You can search few versions that I posted earlier. Today's version is flavored with fresh basil leaves that I plucked from my very own garden.
My basil garden under the moon lit
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves 5 persons
INGREDIENTS:
1 whole Fish (weighted about 800g) 
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
4 cloves Garlic - pounded
 2 tbsp Chili Paste
2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp Chili Sauce
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Cornflour + some water
1 Big Onion - sliced
Pineapple - cubed
Mixed Veg
A bunch of Basil Leaves
Salt & Sugar

METHOD:
1. Rub fish with salt & turmeric powder & deep fry until cooked.
Place it on a serving plate.

2. Heat up few tbsp oil & stir fry pounded garlic until fragrant.
Add in chili paste & fry another minute.
Add in tomato & chili sauce.
Add in water or more/less to the amount of gravy that you prefer & thicken with cornflour paste.
Let it boil, add salt & sugar to taste.
Add in the rest of ingredients & boil for a while.

3. Pour sauce on top of fried fish & serve immediately with white rice. 
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Pokok selasih Along menjadi2 dan sangat gemuk..... oleh sebab orang rumah ni suka sangat makan Ikan Masak Masam Manis, Along pun cuba2 lah masak campurkan daun selasih.... sedap bau nya.

By: AlongRoz@HomeKreation
Hidangan 5 org
BAHAN2:
1 ekor Ikan Tilapia (+/- 800g) 
1/2 st Serbuk Kunyit
4 ulas Bwg Putih - tumbuk 
2 sb Cili Mesin
2 sb Sos Tomato
2 sb Sos Cili
1/2 cwn Air
1 st Tpg Jagung + sedikit air
1 biji Bwg Besar - hiris 
Mixed Veg
Nenas - potong kecil 
Daun Selasih
Garam & Gula

CARA2:
1. Lumur ikan dgn garam & serbuk kunyit.
Goreng sehingga masak garing & letak atas pinggan.

2. Panaskan sedikit minyak & tumis bwg putig yg di tumbuk sehingga wangi.
Masukkan cili mesin & tumis sehingga garing.
Masukkan sos cili & tomato.
Masukkan air kurang/lebih setakat mana kuah yg di kehendakki & pekatkan dgn tpg jagung.
Biar menggelegak + garam & gula.
Masukkan bhn2 lain & masak sebentar lagi.

3. Tuangkan kuah ke atas ikan goreng tadi & hidang segera dgn nasi putih.

HomeKreation Kitchen Corner in FoodPorn

Have you heard about FoodPorn terminology? The name may sound sexual and provocative for some who have not been into the latest world development of food presentation and media. Let me share the description from wikipedia:

"Food porn is a glamourised spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements. infomercials, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content, exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex. Food porn often takes the form of food photography and styling that presents food provocatively, in a similar way to glamour photography or pornographic photography."

One day, the team of FoodPorn website wrote to me inviting my Grilled Salmon with Butter Sauce to join their website publication. I just couldn't believe that such a humble photo of mine would qualify but nevertheless submitted as requested. At the same time I felt quite embarrass to compare to many other photos which are far more superior in quality and wittiness of the participating blogs. My photos were often just a candid shot with not much preparation and planning due to my limited time in preparing dinner after office hours. I also felt that I do not babble enough perhaps and usually just put few sentences accrossed - it all I can afford to do in limited time of my daily life that I have and to balance with other priorities in life....

Blogging makes me happy and relief much stress.... the joy of sharing and able to contribute to other happiness.... the joy of extending network beyond my physical contacts..... the joy of receiving appreciation and friendship..... and so on. I am so delighted that been accepted to join the rest of the world in such a high profile food website..... thank-you so much to Ms Nina for the invite and appreciation of my humble site.

Here is the link to FoodPorn: http://www.foodporn.net/
Go and surf thousand of drool-worthy photos and recipes!! I can assure you will be impressed.

Here is my humble entry.....glad that I was given the first chance... I should learn  to do better next time....
http://www.foodporn.net/photo/grilled-salmon-with-lemon-butter-sauce/