Posts Tagged ‘mushroom’

An Overdose Of Mushroom.

January 10, 2011

Had dinner at Swensen’s and I had an overdose of mushroom…I’m drugged with goodness (and lots of laughter).

Mushroom soup in a bread bowl.  Deep fried mushrooms with mayonnaise. Mushroom Aglio-Olio Pasta.

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Random: Do horbits love mushrooms because it is the only food that’s conveniently in their reach?


An Amazing Home Cooked Dinner Again.

March 16, 2008

As usual, I’m very blessed with a helper that can cook so well. This was what we had for dinner today. It served more than the 10 pax present at dinner. What a spread it was.

My favourite dish was the fried eggplant with sambal prawn paste.

Crab meat with mushroom.

Deep fried tau-kua (a harder version of the tofu).

Deep fried fish.

Deep fried pork pieces.

Deep fried chicken wings (though a little burnt but still delicious).

Stewed duck and pork (this was purchased by my mother).

Spinich and ikan bilis.

Fried egg with spring onions.

Did I just make you hungry? 😛

What If You Only Had These 12 Ingredients In Your Kitchen?

February 19, 2008

My previous helper did not cook at home and hence my kitchen always had too little ingredients for me to whip up any dish. However I always managed to get creative, sometimes with the help of additional items (a quick visit to my Shop & Save supermarket, a five minute walk away).

What would you cook if you only had these 12 ingredients in your kitchen? (Assuming in any reasonable amount)
1. Apples
2. Butter
3. Chicken Meat (Any part)
4. Chicken Eggs
5. Garlic
6. Fresh Mushrooms
7. Chocolate
8. Rice
9. Flour (Any type)
10. Herbs & Spices
11. Pasta (Any type)
12. Sugar

I would cook these two dishes:
1. Herbed Mushroom & Chicken Pasta
2. Apple Crumble

1. Herbed Mushroom & Chicken Pasta

Butter, Garlic, Mushrooms, Chicken, Herbs & Spices and Pasta

1. Marinate the chicken (cut into small pieces) with Herbs & Spices for an hour in the fridge before cooking.
2. Boil pasta till al dente with some salt – I’m assuming there’s always salt in the kitchen! 😉
3. Mince garlic and cook in butter till lightly browned.
4. Add in chicken and fry over low heat.
5. Add in sliced mushrooms and continue to mix till it softens.
6. Add more Herbs & Spices/Salt to taste.
7. Mix in the cooked pasta and serve.

2. Apple Crumble

Apples, Butter, Flour and Sugar

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °C.
2. Slice and core the apples.
3. Rub flour, sugar and cubed butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Place apples into a bowl and sprinkle over some sugar and incorporate it lightly with your hands.
5. Butter a baking dish and place apples in first, followed by the “breadcrumb-looking” crumble.
6. Bake in oven for 40 to 50 minutes until you see the apple browning and the crumble looking gorgeously golden brown.

I didn’t use any eggs or rice. As for the chocolate, I would probably eat it on its own at a later time. 🙂

What would you cook if you only had these 12 ingredients in your kitchen?