Sunday, 26 August 2018

40 cloves Garlic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes

This is a very delicious & simple chicken dish to prepare at home. Don't be turn off by the 40 cloves garlic, it will not stink your mouth after you eat it. Hee hee! The caramelized garlic add sweetness to the dish. The garlicky gravy served well with bread & rice but I am going to prepare some mashed potatoes to go with it.

I am given 12 PCS set of very pretty polywood cutlery set by Tramontina. I simply love it as the outlook of these steak knives & forks look so sleek & classic. These cutlery were made with stainless steel blades, their polywood handles are assembled with aluminium rivets. Their cutlery come with a 5 years warranty too & it is dish washer friendly too! 

I am going to use them to serve my lunch today! 
The Chicken is so tender!

40 cloves Garlic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes

(Make 4 servings)
(Reference from Nigella's Website & did some modification)

Ingredients for Garlic Chicken
  • 5 chicken drumsticks
  • 40 cloves peeled garlic (I used only 25 pcs)
  • 1.5 tablespoon butter
  • 2 coriander roots
  • 1 bowl of chicken broth
  • Salt & Black pepper to taste
  • Some corn flour & water to thicken the gravy 
Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 30g butter
  • Some dashes parsley flakes
Steps for preparing Mashed Potatoes
  1. Boiled the Potatoes in a pot for 25 mins
  2. Peel the skin of the potatoes 
  3. Mashed it with the mashing tool, add in butter, dried parsley flakes, salt & pepper and mix well. Set aside for later use.
Steps for preparing 40 cloves Chickens
  1. On a pan, use some oil to pan fry the chicken drumsticks on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  2. Add in butter & pan fried the peeled garlic till golden brown.
  3. Place the chicken drumsticks back to the same pan.  Add in the coriander roots & chicken broth.
  4. Bake the whole pan in the oven for 20 mins @ 200C
  5. Remove the chicken drumstick from the pan & serve it on the plate.
  6. Mashed the garlic cloves with the sauce left on the pan. On the stove fire and thicken the sauce with corn flour and water mixture.
  7. Use a handheld blender to blend the sauce till smooth. I will use the sauce to serve on the mashed potatoes & chicken.

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Crispy Seafood Toast

These seafood toast are SO simple to prepare and are a very tasty finger food for party. Each toast has a layer of generous seafood spread and a layer of crisp bread sandwich. You can use any bread you love but I do recommend thinner bread as it absorb less oil when we deep fry it. 
Today, I am using Borges's Grapeseed oil for frying. Do you know Grapeseed oil are very suitable for deep frying as well as normal daily cooking? It's smoking point can be up to 210-245ºC. They are a healthier choice of oil as it is Cholesterol Free, contains vitamin E & A, acid linoleic essential fats, etc.  In addition to this smoking point, Grapeseed oil has other positive attributes in relation to cooking. It has a clean, light taste that can be described as “nutty”. 

Crispy Seafood Toast
(Make 14pcs)

Ingredients
  • 120g shrimps 
  • 120g squid
  • 1 egg white
  • 10g ginger
  • 25g corn
  • Some spring onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch (Sorry not in picture)
  • Dashes of black pepper (Sorry not in picture)
  • 4 tablespoon of sesame seeds 
  • 7 slices breads (Trim away the side and cut into half)
  • Borges Grapeseed oil for deep frying

Steps: 
  1. Put squids, shrimps, egg white, corns, spring onions, ginger, salt, sugar, black pepper into a blender.
  2. Blend it well and add in cornstarch. Blend it into a sticky paste.
  3. Spread a generous layer of seafood paste on the bread and sprinkle the white sesame seed on it. Repeat the spreading till you use up all the paste.
  4. Heat Borges Grapeseed oil in a pot. Use a leftover bread stick to test whether the oil is ready for deep frying. If there is bubbles on the bread, you may start frying the seafood toast.
  5. Slowly place the seafood toast with sesame down to fry first for 1-2 mins. Turn over to brown the bread layer. Yummy crispy seafood toasts are ready to serve! 

It still taste good even it is cold. Great snack for kids to bring to school too! I will continue to use these healthy oil for my daily cooking for my family. What about you? :)

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