Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chicken with rosemary & garlic Casserole

You' ll need:
-8 pcs chicken thigh cutlets with skin on
-1 potato, cubed
-1 carrot, cubed
-2 tablespoons of plain flour
-2 teaspoons of paprika
-1 teaspoon of black pepper
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-4 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
-1 teaspoon of rosemary
-1 cup of chicken stock
- half cup of whipping cream
- half cup of dry white wine ( i used chinese rice wine)

1. Place washed chicken pieces into a plastic bag, added plain flour, paprika & pepper and toss the chicken pieces to coat them thoroughly.
2. Preheat oven at 220 degree C for 10 mins.
3. Heat olive oil in flying pan, brown chicken pieces, both sides.
4. Separately, I heat some olive oil, to cook potatoes, carrot, garlic & rosemary, then I added chicken stock, wine and cream and bring to boil in the casserole dish over low heat.
5. Place chicken pieces into the casserole and then place uncovered into oven and bake for 30mins at 200 degree C.

Viola! Careful the chicken pieces are super burning hot on the inside, NEVER sink your teeth into it right away cos it will burn your tongue! Speaking from recent experience!

Leftover sauce can be kept to cook spaghetti :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pork Ribeye Steak with Potato & Mushroom Gratin

What you need:
Pork ribeye steak:
-pork ribeye steak cuts
-carrot, cut
-frozen mixed vegetable
-steak sauce
-onion & garlic, chopped
-olive oil
-salt & pepper, garlic salt
Potato & mushroom gratin:
-3 large potatoes, sliced
-1 can of button mushroom, sliced
-thyme, salt & pepper
-3 quarter cup whipping cream

For the pork ribeye steak:
1. seasoned pork with garlic salt & pepper & cornflour and set aside 
2. cut carrot & set aside some frozen mixed veg
3. chop onion and fry with olive oil, add carrot
4. fry the pork steak, brown both sides, add mushroom & mixed veg
5. pour in my steak sauce and leave it to simmer.

Potato & mushroom gratin:
1. slice potato & soak in salt water
2. butter a casserole bowl, preheat oven at 200 degree C for 10mins
3. fry mushroom, garlic & potato with olive oil
4. grate cheddar cheese, set aside
5. place 1 layer potato, addsalt&pepper, sprinkle thyme, add a layer of mushroom & cheese. repeat for 3 layers, ending with top layer of potato, sprinkle some cheese.
6.pour in some whipping cream.
7.bake at 220 degree C for 30mins

That's all, I added some cut fruits on the side, don't forget to add some TLC :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Filo Pastry Rolls

Really easy to make!
All you need:
- apple cut into thin slices
- butter
- sugar
- vanilla essence
- cinnamon
- toasted almond flakes
- raisins
- filo pastry sheets
- icing sugar

1. Melt butter on pan.
2. Add apple slices, sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon, almond flakes and raisins and boil on low heat till apples are soft
3. Butter each filo pastry sheet, 3 layers to place on top of each one, wrap the apple mix and line the baking tray with baking sheet, place your apple rolls on them
4. Bake at 200 degree for 30mins
5. When done, use a sieve and sprinkle icing sugar over the pastry rolls.

Don't forget to thaw the frozen filo pastry sheets an hour before starting :)

Viola! Just like how they look in fancy restaurants!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beef Stroganoff

This is my darling's favourite and its really easy to whip up :)

What you'll need:
-beef cubes
-button mushrooms, sliced
-mixed vegetable
-mushroom can soup
-1/4 cup of milk
-2 tablespoons of oil, salt & pepper

All you have to do:
1. Heat cooking oil, cook beef cubes, remove
2. Fry onion, mushroom and carrot. Return beef, add mushroom soup, milk, salt & pepper.
3. Boil, lower heat to simmer
4. Garnish with some grated parsley

Done done :) easy or what?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lamb Chop with Mushroom

Though the visual presentation wasn't that great, but it taste really nice and surprisingly easy to prepare!

Grab these:
- lamb chops
- salt & pepper (i also added some garlic salt)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- flour
- sliced mushroom
- sliced onions
- minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 cup of beef broth ( i used pork broth)
- 1/2 cup of dry red cooking wine

Simply steps:
1. Sprinkle lamb chops with salt & pepper. Coat with flour.
2. Heat olive oil. Fry till brown, turn once.
3. Now fry mushroom, onions, garlic and butter. Add beef broth and red wine.
4. Add lamb chops and cook with low heat for 10 mins.

Done done, best served with salad and butter rice :)

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding is great way to make use of leftover bread. For e.g. when i make finger sandwiches for a party and had to trim away all the crust of the bread, then I use them for bread pudding and end up with a lovely dessert!

What you'll need:
- bread, small pieces
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of grinded nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins.
2. Heat milk, add butter and set aside to cool.
3. Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and whisk. Add milk, mix.
4. Rub some butter on the insides of a casserole and place bread pieces inside, sprinkle   raisins.
5. Pour batter and ensure that all bread pieces are covered, sprinkle some sugar on top.
6. Bake for 30-45mins.

You can also make some sauce if you want to be fancy, like in some high-tea :)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Pinch of salt

Just mix all together in a saucepan and boil for 4 mins.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Looks and taste fancy but its really quite easy and a quickie dish :)

Get these:
- Pork Tenderloin, cut into small pieces
- Soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon of dry sherry
- Minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon of sesame seeds

Two easy steps:
1. Combine soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic, sesame oil with pork pieces into a container  and refrigerate, marinate for 3 hrs.
2. Preheat oven at 220 degreee C. In a small pan and low heat, fry sesame seeds. Off the fire, add honey and brown sugar. Roll marinated pork pieces onto the honey & sesame seeds mix. Line the baking tray with aluminium foil, place a rack on top and use a thong to place the pork pieces coated with honey & sesame seeds onto rack and bake for 30 mins

Done! Its nice, sweet and juicy! Try it!