Sunday, February 17, 2013

Baked Mushrooms

Baked Mushroom – Nurul’s Recipe

Preparation time: 15mins
Total cooking time: 15mins
Serve 4

250g (8oz) button mushrooms
200g (6 1/2oz) oyster mushrooms
200g (6 1/2oz) shiitake mushrooms
100g (3 1/3oz) swiss brown mushrooms

1 cup (80g) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (25g) freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp chopped thyme
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cracked pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to moderate 180C.  Wipe the mushrooms with damp paper towel. Trim away the hard tips and discard.  Cut any large mushroom in halflengthways

Sprinkle the base of a large baking dish with a little water.  Place the mushrooms in a single layer in the dish, stems upwards.

To make Toppings: Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan, herbs, garlic and pepper, sprinkle ove the mushrooms and drizzle with oil.  Bake for 12 - 15 mins and serve warm.

C O O K ' S   F I L E
Note: Use day-old bread which slightly stale to make breadcrumbs.  Simply remove the crusts and chop in a food processor until the crumbs form.
Hint: Always wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel - washing will make them soggy.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Alton Brown [Mine is in Maroon]

3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
16 fluid ounces (2 cups) half-and-half
 [I used fresh milk]
6 cloves garlic, crushed
 [I baked the garlic with EVOO for 20mins in the oven]
6 ounces grated Parmesan


Heat the half-and-half and the garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and set aside. 
[Put crushed garlic on the aluminum foil.  Drizzle with EVOO and salt.  Baked it for 20mins]

Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Mash and add the garlic-cream mixture and Parmesan; stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes so that mixture thickens and then serve.
[Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Mash and add the garlic mixture, butter, milk and Parmesan; stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes so that mixture thickens and then serve.]

Oven-Baked Grilled Chicken

Oven-Grilled Chicken Kebabs


Chicken breasts, cut in cubes (available at Mustafa)
Soy Sauce
Traffic Light Capsicums
Satay Sticks

  • Mix ALL the ingredients except the capsicums and the satay sticks. Put it in the zip lock bag over night or for at least 30mins before use.
  • Cut capsicums into medium sized chunks - not too small or they might fall of the satay sticks.
  • Put the chicken and capsicums onto the satay sticks alternating the order. Leave a little bit of space at the top and bottom of the skewer so you can hold it. 
Grill at about 180C in the oven for 10-15 minutes, turn the satay stick over and grill for another 10 minutes.

Long Weekend

Weekend well spent.

9th Feb 2013 Picnic cum Potluck with Primary School Fwenz.  Rain or Shine.

Munira with Irsa and Niece | Tina with Arrisa & Myra | Ijah with Yusoff

Yusoff | Yusoff, Auni & Irsa | Myra

10th Feb 2013 Batam Stock Up Trip with Fwenz

Our Bi-yearly trip to Batam 
a. Eat
b. Spa
c. Movie
d. Shopping
e. All of the above

11th Feb 2013 Spent the day sleeping at Mom's

I'm still sore that I had to pay $77 cos I was ill on CNY ... I chose CNY to fall sick =(

12th Feb 2013 Family Bonding with in-laws and Quality Time with Love.