Saturday, March 20, 2010

CAJUN CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SAUCE plus spaghetti alfredo and some homemade salsa

One For Me :)

One For You!


For some really simple and tasty flavor of the New Orleans Creole, just season chicken parts with the mixture below:

1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp finely grounded thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (cili hidup or just use chili powder)

Season with chicken and then bake at 250 Celsius for roughly about 45 minutes. Time is heavily dependent on your oven layout really.

Pineapple sauce is really easy. It is going to taste sweet and yet sour and some what spicy. Finely diced 1 can of pineapple, finely chopped about 1 or two fresh cayenne pepper, heat up pan, melt butter, add in the chopped pineapple and the finely chopped cayenne pepper, add in some Romano cheese and melt it in nicely with the left over pineapple juice which came from the can. Bring to a boil and voila! It is ready :) No salt or sugar is needed for the sauce.


I have made my pasta light and easy as you can see, going easy with the cheese here and there. But you may go for really thick and creamy sauce, just follow the recipe below:

2 cups whipped cream, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt and white pepper, fresh and finely chopped parsley, some finely grounded dried oregano, generous amount of parmesan, same with the Romano. Heat everything a large saucepan over high heat until very hot. Add just enough cold milk to cover the bottom of the pan. Continuously stir to avoid the cream and cheese from burning and scorching at the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from heat and pour everything over cooked pasta in a bowl and mix everything well. Now serve hot :)


3 tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped,1 small onion, 1-2 jalapeno peppers or red chillies finely chopped (red chillies if you want it hotter) , 2 tbs lime juice, 1-2 tbs snipped fresh cilantro and salt to taste. Combine everything and season to taste with salt. Serve.



Thursday, March 18, 2010


All you need are 2 tomatoes (slice), 3 red hot chillies of any variety, (Thai chili, African Birdseye, Cili Padi or even Pimento if you want it milder) and salt to taste. Pound everything in 'lesung batu' (stone mortar pestle) - done. Everything are freshly raw and appetizing! Add in some mint leaves as garnishing and serve. This goes well with beef curry and beryani rice - voila! :)


Saturday, March 13, 2010

MARBLE CAKE - The concept of a cooperative federalism: Unity :)

Click HERE For Recipe :)

The concept of a marble cake is also used in political science as a metaphor for cooperative federalism. It was coined by Morton Grodzins, a professor of Social Political studies at the University of Chicago. Political science is a social science concerned with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. Cooperative federalism is a concept of federalism in which national, state, and local governments interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems, rather than making policies separately but more or less equally or clashing over a policy in a system dominated by the national government. It may also be imply over a federation formed by the amalgamation of several states. In many ways, it may even reflect us Malaysia, a federation of 14 states that had come together on the 31st of August 1957 and had agreed upon by the consent of our Malay Kings, to form this country we named Malaysia and home to all of us. A good marble cake may signify unity, cooperation, synergy, unification and tolerance under one. Well at least in the eyes of a kitchen political analyst it may be the case :)


Monday, March 8, 2010

SERABAI - in sweet potato syrup :)

I got this recipe courtesy of mamafami...thanks for sharing :)

Ingredients :

500 g rice flour
300 g cooked rice (blended with a bit of water)
1 litre coconut milk (lukewarm)
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dried yeast
salt to taste

Method :

1. Mix well, all the ingredients.
2. Set aside to ferment for at least 2 hours. The thickness is similar to Kuih Cara's batter
3. Heat the serabai mould, I used a small non stick pan since I don't have the special mould and grease with a bit of oil.
4. Pour the batter 3/4 full into the serabai mould. Cook on small fire.

As for the syrup I used sweet potato instead of banana and maple syrup goes nicely too..

Ingredients :

1 cup brown sugar (gula melaka)
2 cups coconut milk
2 bananas/1 small sweet potato - cubed
Salt to taste
2 screwpine leaves (daun pandan) - knotted

Method :

1. Mix all the ingredients in a pot.
2. Cook till the syrup thickens - mine, not thick enough :(