13 June 2012

Quick meals

A quick post! Everything is fast these days at the Sims Household. Quick meals, quick clean up, quick everything!

Recipe for a simple Hainanese Chicken Stew

1 whole chicken leg, cut into bite size
2 potatoes quartered
1 onion, quartered
1 garlic minced
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tsp tomato paste
1/2tsp black soya sauce
2 cups of water

1 tsp 5 spice powder
Dash of pepper
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Dash of sesame oil

1.Marinate the marinade ingredients with the chicken for at least 20 minutes.
2.Heat oil and fry the potatoes till its slightly golden brown but not cooked through, dish out and set aside.
3.Sear the chicken until its browned again not cooked through, dish out.
4.Sauté the onions and garlic before adding in the chicken.
5.Mix well the remaining ingredients with water in a bowl and pour into the pot. Give it a good stir and let it simmer for 5 mins before adding in the potatoes. Continue to let it simmer with the lid on until the sauce thickens, chicken cooked and potatoes soft about 20 mins. 
6.Season to taste and add in a special ingredient, a good pinch of gula Melaka !
7.Dish out and serve.

14 February 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is our first Valentine’s day at our new house. Things have been chaotic for the past few months and I missed writing about food on my blog terribly.  With all the unpacking and settling down into our new house plus a new (clingy) baby I hardly cook these days let alone blog. So today being Valentine’s Day I decided to make a nice dinner for the hubs

Mushroom soup
Salad greens with balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled honey mustard lamb with crushed potatoes and tomatoes
Pasta with chunky tomato & mushroom sauce and grilled rosemary chicken


06 February 2012

A quick one - brunch at Antipodean

Trying out the blogger for iPhone hence a quick post while I'm having Monday brunch with the hubs and kids.

Nice place, bit crowded though. Muffins super yummy and their open shredded chicken sandwich is delish!