Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Asparagus & Cheese

II was planning to do bread with asparagus and cheese but ended up with this. It started to rain hard when i realized i didn't have any bread for what i had planned. I just had to think of something else, and i was not disappointed.

I got a couple pieces of chicken breast, made a pocket and stuffed it with asparagus and cheese. Seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, soy sauce and dipped it in bread crumbs and egg then off to the fryer. The result was really good. The chicken was juicy and the asparagus and cheese made it complete. Too bad i only made two pieces. My original plan required the chicken to be cut into pieces and not cooked whole. No regrets though, it's definitely something worth doing again.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fried Lapu-Lapu in Garlic Sauce

To the detriment of my wife's diet - this can be aptly called a diet breaker. :)

Why oh why did i cook something that goes terrific with rice!

While we usually have steamed Lapu-Lapu, i asked if they wanted something different this time. Ages ago, we had something like this but the recipe was lost and when i was supposed to do some online research our phone line died (DSL please!). With less than an hour before lunch time, i just had to try something. While the fish was being fried, i started to see if i could make the sauce. I chopped lots of garlic and grated maybe an inch of ginger. In hot oil, i sauteed the ginger and garlic, added about 2 tbsps of cooking wine, some soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, corn starch and sweet chili sauce. I was done in an hour and i knew they liked it, they requested it again for dinner. I also noticed that my wife was smiling.....she had rice. :)

With results like this....i just love cooking! :)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Chicken & Corn Soup

The photo could be a lot better but the soup was the best i've done so far.
Getting this done required chicken soup bones, chicken fillets, garlic, onions, spring onions, carrots, mushrooms, corn, cream, milk and eggs. I boiled 3/4 kilos of chicken soup packs with salt, pepper, carrots and spring onions. After checking if the bones have imparted their flavor to the broth, i took out the chicken and stripped the meat. In another pot, i thinly sliced chicken breast and thigh fillet, sauteed them in garlic and onions, then added the meat from the bones and some sliced button mushrooms. I stirred for a while then added the broth (with the carrots, etc) followed by corn, cream and milk. Let it boil for a while for the flavors to mix then add a couple of eggs. Adjust the flavors with salt and pepper.

This soup is quite filling and comforting.