Saturday, April 22, 2006

Express Food Roundup

Lack of time != Lack of food

While I haven't had much time to spare, my rushed stints in the kitchen were still fun with the new challenge I chose for myself - cook up something within 15 minutes.

Here's a summary of what I've been up to lately:

Tumeric Chicken Chop.

Ingredients were very similar to Ayam Goreng Garam Kunyit I made recently. Marinated a flat piece of chicken breast with turmeric powder, curry powder and salt. Let it sit for half and hour, then pan fried till golden brown.

The sauce above is Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce. Not spicy enough, but went really well with the chicken.

Eaten with steaming hot rice. Slurp.

Tried to get some balance in my diet, so now and then, I go vegetarian.

Simple salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and Kraft's light thousand island dressing.

Chinese style vege. The greens are boiled and strained. Served with some onions and garlic fried briefly and seasoned with sesame seed oil, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. (this is a recycled photo from and old. Same dish, so might as well use same photo ;p )

Mushroom and tomato omelette.

Fried mushrooms, tomatoes, crab sticks, green pepper and a few other stuff I can't remember. Then, poured in 2 well beaten eggs, turned down the flame, and covered pan with a lid. The idea was to trap the heat so that the top portion would get cooked without having to flipping it over. Heat control was important to make sure that the bottom did not get burnt.

Sprinkled over some shredded mozzarella cheese just before it was done to give it that pizza look.

Turned out better than expected :)

Found more of those dirt-cheap-because-expiring-tomorrow salmons. Yippee. Fish for 2 meals.

Salmon was cooked in roughly the same way I did previously, only this time I messed around with different marinations before frying. I tried several combinations of curry powder, turmeric powder, paprika powder and tandoori spices.

Paprika powder seemed to get charred easily, hence the more charcoalish appearance of the final product.

The first meal I served up with boiled broccoli and grilled tomatoes.

The next with broccoli and a slightly modified Baked Chilly Mushroom.

These dishes took a little longer than the targeted 15 minutes, not because of the fish (salmon cooks really fast), but because of the baked musroom and grilled tomatoes.

Once I woke up really really hungry, and gorged down a huge brunch.

This one took longer than 15 mins, but it was easy; just places the stuff under the grill, and while waiting, cooked the mixed vege in the microwave and scrambled an egg.


At April 23, 2006 4:19 am, Blogger cheng sim said...

bah! *drool* its SO yummy!

At April 23, 2006 4:48 am, Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

Whoa..the omelette pretend to be pizza looks good..I wana do it myself!

At April 23, 2006 12:15 pm, Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

thats a lot of food

At April 23, 2006 1:45 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

cheng sim: :)

kbcg: don't forget to season the eggs. I forgot, so tasted a little plain. Had to eat with ketchup.

foodcrazee: .. for a lot of meals.

At April 24, 2006 2:06 am, Blogger Alicia said...

the food ur prepare always look good.. made me hungry la when looking at the pics.. haha

At April 24, 2006 7:48 am, Anonymous julie said...

aiyo......u make sooooooooo hungry!


At April 24, 2006 8:43 am, Blogger ronlim said...

oi come and cook for me damnit

At April 25, 2006 10:54 am, Blogger Fashionasia said...

kampungku punya jamie oliver...:>

At April 26, 2006 8:48 pm, Anonymous ronlim said...

^^^ lol

At April 28, 2006 1:17 am, Blogger shawnchin said...



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