Monday, April 28, 2008

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Coming from the same batch i used for the Salisbury Steak, i made meatballs to go with this spaghetti sauce with basil. The many uses of ground beef! For the sauce i used ground chicken, garlic, onions, tomato sauce, sweet basil, salt, pepper and hot dogs. (It's a Pinoy thing. Specially when you have a 3 year begging for hot dogs!)

Steamed Tausi Spareribs

A favorite of mine when eating at Chinese restaurants! An order of this, 2 cups of white rice and lots and lots of chili garlic sauce! Found this terrific recipe at Jaden's Steamy Kitchen. Don't you just love the Internet?! Now i can enjoy this at home. It's really easy to cook, just marinade the spareribs for about and hour and steam! I really like the sauce, so i cooked the marinade separately to be poured over hot rice! Yum!

Steamed Spareribs with Tausi (Black Bean) Sauce

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Salisbury Steak

Here at home, we've been making our own burgers for a long time but always ate it with a bun. I've always enjoyed Salisbury Steaks, it just seemed right that i try to do this at home.
Details to follow.

Mango Crabstick Salad

Adapted from the Mango and Lobster Salad of Rasa Malaysia (great presentation!). Since lobster isn't readily available in the market i go to and the fact that it's kinda pricey, this can serve as an alternative till i get to use lobster. I used a mango that wasn't ripe enough so this didn't turn out as good as i wanted. I still have a couple of mangoes in the fridge and I'll do this again this weekend. The mangoes should be ripe enough and sweet by then. This is really easy to do, just mix mangoes, crabsticks, cream, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and honey plus a few sweet basil leaves and stick it in the fridge. I can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken

I was really in the mood for something spicy but really didn't want any of the usual, i wanted to experiment. I've always loved chili garlic sauce together with Chinese dishes and really consume a lot when i eat at a Chinese restaurant, so i really wanted that to be part of the ingredients. Lately I've been really interested in Thai dishes and curries and even bought a Kaffir Lime Tree.

I already decided that I'd use fried chicken thighs for the dish, for the sauce i just followed my nose and my taste buds.
For the sauce, i melted butter in a pan, added mined garlic, grated ginger, 3 tbsp of red curry paste, 1 tbsp of chili garlic, about 1/4 cup soy sauce, cracked black pepper, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp of peanut oil, 1 cup water with corn starch and spring onions. (For more heat, add chili peppers)

This experiment is a keeper and will do again. I think it'll go well with anything fried.