Monday, June 30, 2008

Mee Goreng

This is 'Mamak style Mee Goreng' - a popular style of fried noodles in Singapore and Malaysia. I had to use spaghetti instead of the yellow noodles, but it did the job!

Ingredients:
1/2 pkt of spaghetti (break it in halves and boil)

Sambal paste:
2 chillis
1/2 onion
1/2 clove garlic
1 thumb sized piece of ginger
- Grind up in mincer

2 eggs
3 sprigs coriander chopped
1/2 cup beansprouts
3 tbs tomato sauce
1 tbs chilli sauce
1 tbs soya sauce

1. Heat oil and fry sambal paste.
2. Add beansprouts and fry until softened.
3. Add noodles and stir under high heat.
4. Add tomato sauce, chilli sauce and soya sauce.
5. Fry until dry- and then add eggs. Move noodles against the side of the wok and break eggs in the middle. Cook until scrambled. Then mix up with the rest of the noodles.
6. Add coriander. Cook for another 5 mins. Then remove and serve.

Note: Tastes very good with shrimps and meat. I just happened to make a vegetarian version.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hummus

Homemade hummus is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas in brine
1 tbs tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 lemon- juice
2 garlic cloves
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1. Mash all the ingredients in a food processor.
2. Place in bowl- add an extra dollop of olive oil and paprika
3. To be eaten with Turkish bread (which we purchased at the Middle Eastern shop)
Note: I added some extra chickpeas on the top because I like a chunky texture.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Fried Rice

I know I have showcased a fried rice recipe on this blog before- but I wanted to do another one to show how versatile this dish can be in finishing up leftover food. I had all sorts of bits and pieces in my fridge that I had to clear out before it went bad. So I made a delicious fried rice.
Ingredients:
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 capsicum
2 tbs corn
1/2 can tuna
french parsley
1/2 tsp light soya sauce
salt and pepper
1 egg

1. Heat oil and fry capsicum. Always fry the hard veggies first, like onions, garlic, brocolli, etc
2. Add rice. Stir to break up pieces. Add corn and tuna. Make sure the wok is on high heat. Work quickly in cooking up the rice. Add soya sauce and seasonings.
3. Push rice to the side of the wok and fry egg. Mash up with the end of a spatula. Mix with the rest of the rice.
4. Add french parsley and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sexy Salad


Along the lines of Jamie Oliver's 'Easiest, Sexiest Salad', I have my own version of a sexy salad. Its sweet, its salty and slight bitter all at the same time.

Ingredients:
Italian salad leaves
Strawberries
Italian plum tomatoes
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp flower honey

1. Mix it up and there you go. The best mix of flavours I have done up in a salad so far.