So… what do you do when you’re getting annoyed at work, things are just not going your way, you’re not feeling very well, you’re getting emails left, right and centre saying that everything is urgent?
You just stop… go on the internet and buy an attachment for your Kenwood Chef.
You don’t? It must just be me then.
Well… I went on the internet, got the AT950A mincer attachment with that also comes with the sausage making tube.
And then went back to facing all those things on the first paragraph.
On Friday I got some meat from the halal butcher, some casing and a couple of days later… viola!
It was sausage and mash on the menu last night
I didn’t really follow any recipe as I wasn’t in the right kind of mood and just threw some herbs and worcestershire sauce and can’t remember what else but it came out OK. Just don’t ask me to make the same tasting one again!
I think the next one I’ll be making will be chicken sausage with Thai red curry paste
Oh… actually, I also used the mincer to mince some mackerel fillets to make one of Malaysian’s favourite snack… well… mine at least… keropok lekor
They in the freezer at the moment, waiting for the day when I will fry them… probably on Friday
I have to say that I’ve never bought a whole fish in my 20 odd years in the UK. I’ve bought cuts of fish but never a whole fish.
Lately, when ever Little Bee wants salmon, I’ve been getting the cut from the fish counter in ‘our’ Sainsbury’s. She keeps looking at the whole fish at the counter and keeps pointing at the sea bass and I keep promising her that I will get it one day.
After months of promising, one day came last week when hubby was away for the weekend. Hubby detest seafood. I bought the sea bream and Little Bee was excited.
We brought it home and I marinated it with soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and spring onions. Left it for an hour or so and steamed it.
I showed Little Bee how to look for bones and she demolished almost the whole fish! I ended up eating rice and fried egg… and picking the last of the fish flesh from the bones like a cat
Just a few more days to go and I’m really running out of ideas!! But no, I haven’t repeated myself yet
So tonight for iftar is a dish which is only known in Johor and Singapore… the much loved kacang phul.
And as a treat… I’ve been craving for otak otak, so I made some. It’s fish flesh mixed in with spices and grilled/bbq/baked in banana leaf.
After spending some hours and a kids party late morning, I wasn’t in much state to make any lunch. Thank goodness hubby is out to meet a friend about dog, and Little Bee had something to eat at the party so I just had to think about me.
Some smoked salmon and rocket leaves would do me just fine.
So Little Bee and I stopped at the local supermarket on the way home and I chose some black peppered smoked salmon.
Little Bee asked me what it was for and I told her I was going to make salad for myself for lunch. Hearing that, Little Bee said that she also want some fish with salad for lunch… actually, she insisted that she will have fish and salad for lunch… so, I bought for her some honey roasted salmon.
When we got home, I put some salad leaves in her bowl and broke the honey roasted salmon into pieces and sprinkle it on to the salad. I left it plain without any dressing.
For me, I made a little dressing with 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1tsp sugar. Just whisked them together and sprinkle it on my salad.
Mama and Little Bee had nice salmon salad and watched Scooby-doo DVD.
What’s for your lunch today?
Sometimes, all I want for dinner is something simple and yesterday was that sometime. What’s more simple than a melted tuna toast? Take-away food I guess.
2 slice of bread
1 tin of tuna chunks
4 tbsp mayonnaise
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of grated cheese
- Toast the bread.
- Combine tuna chunks, mayonnaise and pepper and mix well.
- Put as much of the tuna mayonnaise mix on to the two toast and put the grated cheese on top.
- Place the toast under a hot grill for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has nicely melted.