Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oven Grilled Chicken Wings























It has been quite a while since the last time we had grilled wings.  I would normally roast half a chicken for the hubby but all of a sudden, we had a craving for wings.  BBQ wings would be great but then it involves too much work, setting up the charcoal grill would takes time  so we settled for oven grill :)   We went to collect a dozen pieces of chicken wings from our regular poultry supplier in the morning and have the wings marinated for half a day .  

I marinated the wings with the Japanese soy sauce which I bought from Daiso , this soy sauce has achocol in it and it smells good and it is not salty, just right for my taste bud.  So if you are a salty person, then you have to add a pinch of salt to the marinade. This is my first time trying out the soy sauce and I would say it is perfect as a marinade for the wings.  The marinade is made of the Japanese soy sauce, raw honey, white pepper and a tsp of local thick soy sauce.  The trick to a flavorful wings is to marinate the wings for at least half a day or best if overnight.  I am happy with the result, the wings were flavorful and the skin turned out crispy and the wings were juicy on the inside ...very well grilled. I ate two when I intended to eat only one :p   A simple and easy recipe, not much washing to do. I lined the tray with baking paper so that the drippings will drop onto the paper instead of the tray , which could make washing the tray difficult especially the burnt drippings :)






















the steel skewers with rings are from Daiso too 





















the remnants of the marinade sauce can be used for basting the
wings at every 15 minutes interval.






















japanese soy sauce that was bought from Daiso
which contains achocol making it non-halal
we like it because it is not salty and smells good






















oven grilled wings are tasty too next best to bbq wings
Hubby likes the wings to have burnt bits :)





















Oven Grilled Chicken Wings 

 ingredients :-

6 pieces of chicken wings

marinade sauce - mix (A) together
(A)
2 tbsp of Japanese soy sauce
1 tsp of thick soy sauce
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
1 tablespoon of raw honey

1 tsp of salted butter to glaze the wings 

Method:

Mix the marinade sauce ingredients together till well combined.  Wash the chicken wings and dab dry the wings with paper towels .Rub the marinade sauce evenly on the wings.  Leave the wings to marinate for half a day or overnight in the fridge in a ziploc bag. To make sure the wings are evenly marinated, keep turning the ziploc bag  every hourly .

Preheat the oven to 200C . Skewer the wings and place them side by side on a wire tray with a lined drip pan .  Grill for 40 mins with top heat, basting and turning over the wings every 15 mins till the skin are crispy and golden brown. Brush on the wings 5 mins before taking out from the oven to give the wings a glazed look.

 Enjoy!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Dried Shrimps & Bacon Chips Fried Rice























Fried rice can be delicious if you add in stuff like bacon chips and dried shrimps :) My Wildboar loves dried shrimps added to his fried rice and knowing he is meat eater, I added in bacon chips for him too . I threw in some chopped bird's eye chillies for heat and you tell me whether this one dish meal is delish or not!  Sliced some homegrown spring onions and garnished the fried rice with the greens.  The red chillies and green onions gives colors to the fried rice and a feast for my camera :)

This  one dish meal  is often served on our dining table when I am busy with my gardening and baking.  When hubby sees baking in the kitchen , he knows dinner would be fried rice LOL!


fried rice can be so versatile that with just an egg added ,
 your fried rice can taste restaurant standard. I  used dried shrimps 
because hubby requested for it and bacon chips an added bonus for him :)


a one dish meal that is often served when I am busy 
with my baking and gardening :)























best to use rice that is overnight or cooked a few hours before frying























Dried Shrimps & Bacon Chips Fried Rice
( for 2 persons)

ingredients:

2 bowls of cooked rice

pound A together:
(A)
3 tbsp of dried shrimps - soak and pound coarsely
2 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
3 bird's eyes chillies

some bacon chips - cut to smaller pieces
2 eggs - beaten
1.5 tbsp of rice bran oil
 
a dash of grounded white pepper
salt to taste
sliced spring onions for garnishing

Method:

Heat oil in a non stick frying pan, add in the pounded ingredients and stir fry till fragrant. Add in the bacon chips and continue to stir fry till bacon chips are crispy and fragrant. Add in the cooked rice and stir fry till well combined.  Push rice aside  and pour in beaten eggs in the center and cook till the eggs are half cooked , push back the rice and fry till eggs are well combined into the rice.  Give it a quick stir fry till rice is dancing on the pan. Add white pepper and salt to taste.   Dish up and garnish with sliced spring onions.

Enjoy!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Simple Dry Curry Crabs























Yay! I finally managed to cook dry curry crabs. It was so good that I will definitely cook this again for my Piggies when they come back for their holidays.    I bought two sea crabs from the market and thought of cooking crab curry with pineapple but on second thought, I changed my mind and cook dry curry with the crabs. I googled for a simple one and found this recipe which I think will be great and simple enough for me. I gave it a tweak by adding, lemongrass and some freshly grounded chilli paste with turmeric which I  always keep in a jar for emergency use in the fridge. The recipe calls for curry powder only :) and as usual, I like to add fresh grounded chilli paste for color , extra heat and deeper taste.  This is the most easy to cook dry curry and the result is a satisfying one.  One whole crab for my Wildboar and the other one for myself :)   We used our fingers to de-shell the crabs and the flavorful curry paste sticks to our fingers.  Now I know what  fingerlicking good means.  We practically licked the paste off our fingers...so yummy good! A keeper for sure. A simple dry curry dish yet can taste awesomely good ! Thank you Patsy for the recipe :)
























Baba's fish curry powder , freshly ground chilli paste with turmeric,
spices are pounded ginger, shallots and garlic, curry leaves is a must
and I plucked them from my lil' space


























stir fry the pounded spice and curry paste and curry leaves, lemongrass with
rice bran oil till fragrant and till the oil separated from the paste
before adding in the crabs























Add in the crabs and cooked till the curry paste has thicken and reduce






















it taste awesomely good, I am glad I managed to get it right
Wildboar says it is really good and that is all that matters :)






















we practically licked off all the curry paste from our fingers 
mmmmm....waste not ..right?






















the crabs are big and meaty, fresh and sweet...

Simple Dry Curry Crabs 

Ingredients:

2 large sea crabs - clean and remove gills - leave crab as whole
2 heaped tbsp of Baba’s fish curry powder - mix with 1 tbsp of water into a paste
1 heaped tbsp of fresh ground chilli + turmeric paste

1inch ginger *

5 shallots*

4 cloves garlic*
(pound the * ingredients till fine)
1 lemongrass - use white part only  - lightly crushed
2 sprigs of curry leaves

2 tablespoons of cooking oil * I used rice bran oil
1/4 cup of water
a tsp of sugar  
salt to taste

 Method:

  1. Clean the crab , remove gills,  - leave crab as whole.
  2. Pound the ingredients marked * with a mortar and pestle or with a food processor. Make sure that the spice paste is finely blended or pounded.
  3. Heat up wok and add cooking oil.
  4. Stir fry the pounded ingredient , lemongrass, curry leaves and curry powder and fresh chilli paste till fragrant .
  5. Add the crab and 1/4 cup of water and do a quick stir. Cover the wok with its cover for 5 minutes.
  6. Add in sugar, a little salt to taste and continue stirring for about 2 minutes or until the crab  has turned red and is cooked and the paste dried.
  7. Dish up and serve hot.


A BLESSED EASTER to all my Christian friends
 God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
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