My award

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thai food in seconds

I am amazed at everyone who dedicatedly take pics after they are done with cooking and post it along with their recipe. I'm too lazy or may be very instinctive. I never plan on cooking something unless I have been craving it for a week or so.

By the time the food gets done am all in the eating mode and realise once the plate is cleaned up that i should have taken the pic. Anyways here is the Thai Green chicken curry. If you have seen my earlier post you know I had my bottle of the curry, you get it everywhere these days in international grocery stores.

to get

  • green chicken curry paste or sauce

  • chicken (boneless)

  • oil

I had drumstick chicken in my fridge, so I defrosted and cut off the chicken from the bone.

to do

  • heat a pan and add 1 table spoon of oil

  • add the chicken and just let it sear in the pan on both sides (cover the pan)

  • once done, open up the green chicken curry (bring it to room temperature)

  • remove the chicken and add the curry paste in the same pan

  • let it boil for a few minutes and add the chicken to it

Remember the drumstick that I have used for the chicken and I had stripped the meat clean from the bone. So, now I take a stock pot and add 5-6 cups of water, salt and pepper, one onion and 5 cloves of garlic and add in the bones. The product- home made chicken stock. Let it boil for an hour and strain off the liquied or easier (what i do), just throw away the bones.

the chicken rice

  • to be served with the green curry

  • take a small container and add the stock to it and let it boil

  • rinse a cup of rice (make sure you have the right amount so extra liquid does not stay behind, i eyeball my measurements)

  • let the rice boil and add a little black pepper or chopped bell peppers if you like.

  • once it is done, serve with the green chicken curry

You can add vegies to it and you can serve yourself one hearty meal even without the chicken curry or throw in some leftover meat to the rice.

(pics: courtesy google images. I promise will try to think of clicking pics and restrain myself from eating the delicious food next time)

magazine scribblings

I have been scribbling in this Chicago local magazine for a while now............ and I thought it would be nice to have the link here.

My article is on page you have to use the navigation buttons! Last week I tried green chicken curry and will place the recipe soon. Enjoy the Sunday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

My Award

Look what I have got! Look to your right- the cute pink award. Rv just handed it over to me and am so excited!

More posts coming your way.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

grocery today

I love to cook and nothing is better than a well stocked kitchen-
  • red potato
  • white potao
  • red onions
  • yellow onions
  • egg plant
  • cilantro
  • salmon steak
  • tuna steak
  • salt
  • thai green curry in a bottle
  • italian bread
  • mango preserve
  • cauliflower
  • turkey slices
  • pickled jalapeno

steak time

Tonight for dinner I am planning on having tuna steaks and veggies. I had a salmon steak a few months back and liked it so much I decided to try tuna today.

Yesterday, we actually went for a steak dinner at “Chilies” and I enjoyed it too. We ordered a plate with half rack of baby back ribs and a steak with a side serving of mashed potatoes and veggies. The dinner ended with a cheesecake.

The portion size was so big that two of us actually could share it easily. It was a cool think to do, instead of ordering two entrees which happens most of time times and I never end up eating it entirely. So I have to pack them because I don’t want to waste it and it doesn’t feel so good the next day.

So, we actually decided to split one entrée for both of us and waited to see the quantity. It turned out to be a smart decision. The meal was delicious and it also gave us the chance to grab a dessert- the cheesecake.

Ah- all that gibberish. Today I got both the tuna and the salmon steaks. Now for the dinner plans-

The tuna steak
Season with salt and pepper on both sides
Heat a wide pan with vegetable oil
Add the tuna and fry both sides
When done heat up your oven top grill and place it there
One minute on both sides and they look yummy

The veggies
Clean fresh beans
Dice one red potato ( I like to keep carbs to minimum)
Boil one pot of hot water and add salt to it
Blanch the beans and potato in it
Drain off the water
Add the veggies to the pan with a little oil and one clove of garlic
Add salt and pepper

Serve the tune steak with veggies and if you are in a mood light up a candle and pour for yourself a glass of wine.

(the other pic is a to-go tiramisu available in downtown Chicago in cafe BACCI).