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Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Quick CHICKEN ROULADE...With Red Plum Sauce.


 Cooking From Memories…


I think we all have this chapter in our mental cook books…and quite frankly, for it to be able to linger into the passages of our time and surpassing the others, it has to be quite a spiritual inspirational touch no less. Food goes far beyond filling the tummies and making you go burp into the night; but good food has the ability to go even further, to create an environment all of its own, a vibrating awareness into our past and maybe even a silent wish for a future tradition.

This is a recipe that I really do not know the name of it, but I could still quite clearly recollect its distinctive taste and aroma on my much younger taste bud. It is no Michelin 5-Stars recipe, not quite chicken roulade, and probably just made out of left-overs in the fridge. But the taste has always been unique and exceptional.



The fillet is made of deboned chicken breast (you could also use duck meat - tapi kalau guna itik, perap dengan rempah sup sedikit), thinly sliced and spread, marinated with Lee and Perrins for flavor and then rolled with a filling that’s made of:

Boiled quail's eggs,

Finely cut carrots

Oat meals (to hold the fillings together)

Parsley

Button mushrooms (I have omitted that and swapped it with dates (buah kurma) - out of allergy with a few in this household).

Some spices (I am guessing what they were and this is the closest I could put it today): Rempah Sup (naturally I used Adabi products).

Rolled neatly (you may string it like I did or just roll in a thin-foil wrapper), and then baked at 160°C for 45 minutes. Layer down a few zesty lemon slices on top of the chicken (lemon slices to be removed before serving).

Cooking time is about an hour, provided the quail’s eggs has been boiled and de-shelled earlier.

Serving suggestion: garnish it with asparagus and grace with home-made sweet and sour plum sauce.


As a child, it would fill you till the next stop. But for adults, you might as well add in some side dish to it like pasta or maybe even Asian style fried rice. This is good when entertaining guest for dinner on a short notice, but just be sure to add on pasta or fried rice as a second course to the dinner menu.

Cooking is an absolute necessity for humans; it is all a strong part of evolution ahead. If you don’t eat just how would you evolve? But sometimes, a good recipe opens a lone window into days gone by and it summons back pages of a gone past.

“A dash of sugar for the past, a pinch of salt for the present and a sprinkle of pepper for the future; there you go, bon appétit!” – Anonymous.



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21 comments:

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Del ,yummy...a must try recipe.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

beautiful colourful meal

quinnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

saya suka makan asparagus...dah lamanya tak makan..bagus utk buang toksik dalam badan..:)

Nazrah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

suka yang makan begini...

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! This time you may have out done yourself my dear! Terrific!

kasihredha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

wauuu...sedap
colour pun menarik

Parveen Mehta said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Crafty. I like the colors! Brightens up just about any meals. Good job!

tun_telani said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

jakun kejap ni.. xpenah dgr, nk sebut pun was2 takut tersalah sebut. kui kui.. nmpk sedap.. tun pun sama mcm kak Q, suka sgt asparagus!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken with red plum sauce looks so amazing and inviting.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

hazila said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Salam Del,
memang nampak menyelerakan...

Sue @ Nenie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Salam Kak Del...bila tengok kaler sos ni secara automatik pula teringat kat sos sate ikan yang glemer kat Trg..apa relatednya..kaler jeeee....Rasa mungkin berbeza...Tapi tapi tapi tetap gak mengingatkan saya sos sateee iteww....Oh sate ikan..aku rindu padamu...

he he he jgn mareeee...lari topic jap....

cik cek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Del...

menarik...tertarik dan tergoda...dapat makan menu cam ni sesekali bestkan...:D

little dancer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

fantastic looking :) the sauce is glistening invitingly too!

La Dolce Vita said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

The Chicken Roulade simply looks yummy! I had mine stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes the other day. Would try it this way next time.

Qhaifa Nur said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

salam singgah

sos ayam tu nampak lain benar...betul menyelerakan..nyumm....nyumm

dah follow jom follow back
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ijan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Wow... beautiful dish kak Del. I like the plum sauce idea. Kaler skin plum tu memang strong kan. Cantik pulak bila jadi sos :)

I agree, home cooked food goes beyond filling the hungry tummies. It brings so much love and warmth for wonderful time together :)

Mamatkamal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Macha allah! Gorgeous recipe and I love this pink sauce, it should taste delicious!
Cheers

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Resepi sihat ni, plum sos tu penambah serinya...

Juwita Jamaludin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

sekali sekala makan macam ni best.. tambah bila setting meja kemas dan sesuai dengan menu nya..

indahhouse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

Salam Del,
Memory cookbook Del amat special resipinya. Siap ada filling lagi ayam ni. Kira rolled ya, Dell? Hurm... nak secubit! hehe..

Cannella Impazzita said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]Best Blogger Templates

questa ricetta è meravigliosa, e la presentazione la rende ancora più appetitosa!

by the way, I loved your words. You completely hit it on the nail about food. Cooking is an act of love, and I strongly believe that is much more that a simple surviving action. It goes beyond inside our essence as human beings.
Thank you