Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thai Roast Drumsticks

Preparing this meal yesterday was one of a surprise for Daddy and myself. I was flipping through this month's Flavour magazine and each and every recipe was mouth-watering ! So, the greedy and hungry mind just took over and hence this surprise meal. A combination of east and west ! Thai roast chicken with Burmese Tomato Salad and Organic Pea Sprouts as a side dish and I added Asparagus Spears Wrapped With Bacon...hmmmm you tell me, greedy mind ...yes ? A blend of east and west and Daddy asked me what in the world are these....referring to the burmese tomato salad LOL! Raw dried shrimps in the tomato salad ...whoa no wonder he was taken aback by the raw fishy smell of dried shrimps.....hahaha but he finished all though LOL! so it must be appetizing after all :p
A blend of east and long as Daddy enjoyed the meal, I don't mind putting up a bit of work after all it was a weekend.  A hearty and delicious meal. I love oven cooked meal...easy job actually...chuck everything into the oven and that's it.....healthier than deep fried stuff. Less washing up :p  Grapeseed oil is good for health and I used them generously in my cooking lately.

drumsticks marinated with tom yam paste and 
topped with chopped kaffir lime leaves..background are
the asparagus spears wrapped in bacon...delicious!
Baked the drumstick half way through before I put in the asparagus

this the organic pea sprouts sold in Tesco...bought this for our salad
till I saw the burmese tomato salad and 
I can't wait to try that out too thus having two veggies 

made this for Daddy....I have to use up the asparagus or 
it will dry out in the fridge :)

this is the delicious , appetizing burmese tomato salad

lots of pickled red onions, crispy garlic flakes, bird eye chilli , tomato
and peanuts and chopped coriander leaves and not to forget the raw dried shrimps

these organic pea sprouts are best taken raw...
lots of protein , vitamins, minerals and enzymes 
but if you lightly sitr fry them,  you still get the benefits as taken raw. 
I lightly stir fry them coz Daddy cannot take them raw, 
too green smell for him. I stir fry them
with lots of garlic...yummy

Thai Roast Drumsticks


2 drumsticks 
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
2 tbsp of tom yom paste 

3 kaffir lime leaves - cut into fine shreds


Marinate the drumsticks with tom yom paste and black pepper for 1 hour. Roast them in preheated oven at 200 deg C for 35-40 minutes. Half way through add the kaffir lime leaves on top of each drumstick. 

Asparagus Wrapped With Bacon


1 bunch of asparagus spears - wash and drain dry
a few pieces of smoked bacon 

Method :

Wrap the bacon round a few asparagus with a cocktail skewer . Repeat till all the asparagus are used up.  Drizzle grapeseed  oil over the asparagus spears. Baked them for 20 minutes in the oven till the bacon and asparagus are cooked and the bacons are crispy brown.  

Burmese Tomato Salad  - adapted from Flavour Magazine July-August ,2010 Issue


8 tomatos, seeded and sliced
10 red cherry tomatoes, halved
10 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
1 large onion, sliced thinly, soaked in water for 10 minutes and drained
4 bird-eye chilles, sliced
3 sprigs of coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp of dried prawns, soaked and chopped
5 tbsp of crispy garlic flakes
6 tbsp of tosted peanuts, chopped
1.5 tbsp of peanut oil * I used olive oil
1 tsp fish sauce
2 tbsp lime jiuce * I used lemon juice
salt to taste


In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well. Arrange on a plate and serve immediately.

* Usually served as a side dish for lunch or dinner.

Organic Pea Sprouts  

This can be served raw or lightly stir fry. I used served this lightly stir fry with lots of garlic and salt.


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  1. I love the idea of tomyam paste chicken and I have just that simple ingredients. Thank you so much Elin for the idea, now that I am cooking for myself, this couldn't come in anymore handy!!!!

  2. Pea sprouts! I haven't seen this veggie for AGES, not to mention about having them. Love your west-meets-east meal...yummy!

  3. This is such a great meal!! Love it all.

  4. This looks fantastic! The perfectly browned skin on the chicken is so enticing and the blend of flavors is really nice.

  5. east meets west... i often do that.. grilled a chicken drumstick and eat with durians.. hahahaha...

  6. beautiful flavors ya got going on here, love the chicken with the paste and the salad, my goodness, such great taste I imagine....of course, the bacon wrapped asparagus is life's simplist pleasures too...

  7. So yummy! Yes oven baked meal, less washing up and not so greasy. Still have some tomyam paste in my fridge, must try out with the chicken. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Elin, how I wish you're my neighbour right now! I am sick and wishing someone can cook for me. LOL! haha... Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  9. What a good idea to use Tom Yum as a marinade. I love the color of greasy oil as well as the health benefits it brings.

  10. Quinn....yup, it is so spicy good...finger licking good...something different...:) Do try it out. Hope you like it :p thing I love abt Malaysia is you can get almost everything here :) especially for a someone who love to eat and try out recipes :p


    CC....thanks :)

    Claire..hahaha that's dessert...durians !!! :p

    Drick....I agree with totally...asparagus wrapped in's simplist pleasures !!! :) try roasting yor chicken with tom yum paste...wonderful...sure your hubby will love it :) are welcome :)


    Kristy....hahaha move over then so that we can feed each other LOL! On second thoughts better not coz in turn I will be enticed by your it is now I am feeding Claire and making her round round LOL! Let her grow sideways and not me leh :p

    Carol...thanks for dropping by :) Tom Yum is good for roasting chicken too. Blends well :)

  11. that chicken looks so succulent!

  12. Cassandra...thanks for dropping by :)


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