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.