Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pan-fried Salmon & Baked Beans

I love fish and it's my favourite source of protein over meat/poultry. Of all types of fish, salmon is probably my preferred choice because of its nutritious value. Unfortunately, fresh salmon is expensive and hard to find here. Thus, it's less affordable compared to other types of fish. Recently, I was lucky to come across fresh Norwegian salmon  at a local store during my grocery shopping. Without any hesitant, I bought a piece and happily thinking about dinner time. However, after all the walking and shopping, I came home feeling drop dead tired and wasn't quite motivated to do any more cooking. What do I with the salmon?

Just simply seasoned it with some lemon pepper salt, heat some oil and pan fried it until it's cooked and the oil oozes out from the corners. I made sure that the skin is really crispy too! After that, I used the same pan which was already greased with salmon oil (so flavourful!) to stir fry chopped garlic and celery. Then, pop opened a can of baked beans, stir-in the pan and get it heated a while. Voila! dinner is ready to serve! plucked some basil leaves (yes, I have a pot of fresh basils, still growing well) and garnish the dish with tinge of green. Very happy to get it all done under 30 minutes!

Monday, May 7, 2012

How I Eat Chicken Curry: Part 2 - Chicken Curry & Bread

Another way to eat chicken curry apart from having it with rice and noodle is of course with bread, especially for breakfast. I heated some leftover chicken curry and had it with a slice of wholemeal bread for breakfast to kick start my day. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

How I Eat Chicken Curry: Part 1 - Chicken Curry Noodle

Several weeks ago while I was back at my parents' place, mum cooked one of my favourite dish - Chicken Curry. Before leaving, mum had generously packed a box of chicken curry for me to take away. I stored it in the freezer for over a week just because I wanted to save it for when there's craving for spicy food.

This was how I had my chicken curry recently - with angel hair pasta which I called Chicken Curry Noodle. It was no doubt delicious and was indeed a hearty meal which reminds me so much of "home sweet home".
Some basil leave was added just to add some color to the dish and make it visually more appealing (hopefully). Nonetheless, the taste blended very well with curry!

Mum's curry recipe does not use any coconut milk which is a healthier version and it could be stored longer as well. I do not have the exact recipe but mum does use lots of onions and garlic. Other obvious ingredients were star anis, cinnamon stick, potatoes, chicken, curry power, screw pine leave, and water.