Thursday, October 30, 2014

Healthy, Quick & Easy Satay Chicken, Veg & Rice

Had an easy, healthy and delicious meal out of packets this evening!
  1. Using Peanut satay spice mix powder from
     to marinate chicken pieces for afternoon, threaded on skewers and char grilled. 
  2. Used a packet of Birds Eye Malaysian stir fry veg and served over rice - easy as - tasty as! Also we like to have a little extra peanut sauce over the top. Looking for an easy and nutritious meal this is a good one!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dong Po Rou Pork - Aussie version!

Faye's Pork Belly in Slow Cooker based on a famous Chinese dish called Don Po Rou pork!

Submerge a Pork belly in slow cooker with following ingredients 300ml Semillon wine, 300ml apple juice, 1 cup tomato and 1/2 cup sauce soy sauce, 1/2 cup honey, 4 onions, 2 carrots, 6 stalks celery, 2 potatoes all chopped largish chunks, 6 peppercorns 1 tablespoon paprika, 4 cloves 1/2 a fresh ginger or minced 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice Taste stock for balance of flavours and adjust as required (it should be pleasantly salty with a hint of sweet).

Cook in slow cooker for 6 hours on low until very tender. Remove the pork belly and vegetables and set aside to cool. In a medium saucepan heat the sauce to reduce until thick. Cut up cooled pork and veg into bite size. At this stage may put all in fridge and served next day. Remove any fat from sauce before reheating.

Heat heavy fry pan with enough of sauce to cover base. When bubbly add pork and turn to coat and brown evenly. Don't burn. When coated and glossy add all vegetable and rest of sauce and warm through. Serve on a bed of steamed rice and arrange the pork with some cubes on their side displaying their succulent layers, others with the juicy fat facing up, surrounded by vegetables and drizzled with sticky sauce. Sprinkle with shopped shallots, coriander and sesame seeds. Simple steamed Asian greens on the side.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

South Indian Vegetable Sambar - Delicious

South Indian Vegetable Sambar - Delicious

Chopped onions, celery, carrots, pumpkin, potatoes, kumara, tomatoes, cauliflower. 
Vegetable stock or water. 
Sambar spice powder - coriander seed, cummin seed, black pepper, mustard seed, tumeric, fenugreek seed, amchur, mild chili, salt, cinnamon,curry leaves, asafoetida, flour. 

 Serve over steamed rice garnished with shallots, cherry tomatoes and cucumber. Side dishes of yoghurt / cucumber and fruits such as paw paw, mango, banana in grated coconut.

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