Monday, October 20, 2008

Kitchen, kitchen, kitchen

I haven't been able to blog lately because of my super-duper busy schedule. And during day offs, I tend to prioritize the 'more' important things than cooking. Though I'm not saying that it's not, it's just that I need to render my free time family first. And when lucky, I am sometimes able to squeeze in cooking, since it is also for my little girl and hubby's stomachs. :-).

I had to steal a little of my free time to view photos on desiretoinspire, and here I am again, going ga-ga over these kitchen pics.

Dreaming is for free, I tell you... ;-)

Speedy Chicken Curry

I had chicken breast fillet thawed and I figured it will be best for this recipe.

1/4 kilo chicken breast, cut
1 pc. medium eggplant, cut into rounds (optional)
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. curry powder
1 pc. medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced and sliced
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder (optional)
1. Heat pan and sautee garlic and onion until soft. Add meat and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
2. Add milk and the eggplant slices, if using. Lower the fire and simmer for another 2 minutes.
3. Add curry powder, then salt and pepper. Can add chili powder if preferred. Adjust taste.
4. Serve hot.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Grilled Liempo

Hubby's personal favorite. I used my convection oven for this, but you can opt to char-broil it.

1/2 kilo pork liempo
7-8 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 pc. medium size onion, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced and minced
1 pc. lemon or 3 pcs. kalamansi

1. In a bowl, mix onion and garlic with the soy sauce and sugar. Squeeze in lemon or calamansi juice.
2. Place meat and marinate it for a couple of minutes at least. The longer the better.
3. Prepare griller and grill meat until cooked. Baste it with remaining marinade once in a while.
4. Remove cooked meat from griller and slice it into 1-inch thick before serving.
5. Prepare a dip of soy sauce and kalamansi. Serve hot.