Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Time Cooking after 12 years

After watching Channel 8 三菜一, I’ve been motivated to step into the kitchen again to cook a proper meal for hubby. I do cook at times but I usually cook spaghetti or bake rice. Now, I wanna cook a complete meal.


My menu of the day, Sweet Sour Fish, Chicken Meatballs (Initially should be fried thight meat stuff with bacon and cheese),  Bacon rolled with Asparagus, Stirred fried 四季豆 and last but not least ABC soup. Went shopping yesterday @ Market Place @ Paragon.  Have bought the thigh meat, white button mushroom, asparagus and breadcrumbs. The rest of the ingredients will be bought by my mum as she will be going to the market.


After working from the catering @ KFC, I headed home straight to cook. Once I reached home, I immediately prepare all the ingredients. After preparing, I am ready to start my cooking. First to start the ball kicking is the ABC soup. I have to bring the water to boil and add in the 排骨. Bring the water to boil again and throw in the carrots. Allow to cook for 15 mins, add in the potato again. Cook for another 15 mins then throw in the tomato and onions. Simmer till favoured and add in salt for taste and its done.


Follow up is the chicken meat ball. I’m supposed to do the fried chicken thigh meat with bacon and cheese in it but I notice the thigh meat is not the one I needed, therefore, I’ve to change my menu to meat ball. Mince the meat thoroughly, shape the meat in round and stuff a bacon in it. Then followed by coating of egg, flour and bacon. Heat up the oil and dump the balls in. Allow to cook under low heat till golden brown and is ready to serve.


Next is the bacon rolled with asparagus. Fist boil the asparagus to allow it to softed. Next roll the bacon with asparagus in it. Pan fried it till crispy and golden brown. Ready to serve!!!


Sweet sour fish is the next dish. Marinate the fish fillets with pepper and salt. Allow it to dry then coat with egg and flour (do not know what flour is that cos its prepared by mum). Fry the fillets till golden brown and leave one side. Prepare the sauce is not easy for me, I do not know the proportion of the sauce and I just basically “agar agar”. Mixed the ketchup and chilli sauce with water. First stirred fry the garlic, add in the sauce. Boil the sauce and chunk in the carrots. Cook for abt 1 min and put in the tomato. Simmer to thick sauce and add in the fillets and mix well. And “tadah” the fish is really.


Last dish is the vegetables. I’ve stirred fry the garlic and bacon. Later, I’ve add in the prawn. Once the prawn is cooked, I bring it out immediately. Then, I followed to put in the white button mushrooms. Add water and cook for awhile. Last step is to put in the vegetable and prawn. Allow it to cook till sauce thickens and is ready to serve.


Yes! I’ve finish the whole process and is a little tedious cos I’ve started working since 630 am. Phew. Really tired now. Shall go for a nap now. Waiting for hubby to come back from his RT and we can enjoy our dinner. Will try to cook more frequently and ofcos I need to come out with different kind of dishes.


P/S : Cooking for your love ones is always very fortunate. Watching your love one enjoy your cooking is even more fortunate.


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