Kamis, 22 Januari 2015

Tumis Kerang dan Tomat

I eat shellfish rarely. I have a typical allergic reactions after eating certain seafood such as oysters, clams, squid, cuttlefish, prawn and salted fish except anchovy. I realized that I tolerated some fish, mussels, shrimp, crab and lobster, but anytime I would ingest clams, scallops and oyster for once to satisfy my appetite and i don't give a damn about my skin reaction. All i have to do is letting the symptoms run their course. It's only itchy bitchy skin for all day and nothing compare to the taste of those seafood, lol!

This mussels or we called 'kerang hijau' is one of shellfish that found in Indonesian market easily and cheap too. My family used to eat steam mussels. Just boiled the mussels with it's shells until cracked. Put some chili, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and lemon grass and the taste is incredible. Today, i cook mussels without shells with tomato. The ingredients are same with steam mussels and only add 2 tomatoes, cut into cubes and cook it in low heat. This is pan-fried instead of boiled and needs a little bit oil to cook it.

Rabu, 21 Januari 2015

Singkong Thailand

Cassava with coconut milk, it's easy to cook, cheap ingredients with great taste. I found a sack of cassava, about a half kilo for only 5000 rupiah brought by Abang Tukang Sayur.  So happy :-)

Actually, i have no idea how to make snack from cassava. I like comro or cassava ball with oncom inside, but too lazy to make it. I avoid fried cassava even though that's my fave coz my hubby still get cough and unwilling to eat any fried snack.

It is a simple recipe. You only need a few ingredients such as 500 gr cassava, boiled with 1-1.5 liter of water and a pinch of salt, vanilla flavor, and pandan leaves. Please be patient, you should cook it in low heat until the cassava cracked. Then put in 100 ml coconut milk (thick) and sugar according to your taste, semi-sweet, sweet, or too sweet, it's up to you. Just cook until the coconut sauce is thickened. It's much much better if you chill it first before eat. You can put shredded cheddar cheese on it as a topping.

Senin, 19 Januari 2015

Gulai Ayam

The weather in Depok isn't good anyway, unpredictable, and strange. It could be rain for a while then suddenly the sun is smiling at me. It could be rain in a whole days  as if there is a open faucet in the sky. It's flu season and people are going to get sick. Actually it isn't that the weather causes the illness, but it does seem to reduce the body's effort to ward off sickness. Yes, indeed and my husband is the first victim in our home. He got bad flu with shivers but ain't worry enough coz i think he can managed himself. He drinks a lot such as coffee, tea, ginger milk, lime tea with honey, and etc.  Like other man or boy, he little bit finical (sorry honey :-D). The hardest task i have to do is avoiding the kids from the flu. I can't split them  from his dad anyway, with this little house and there's no place to hide :-p  The only and best way to do is keep my kiddo's health. Their food and drink intake, exercise and rest are my responsibility. Yup....  that's why i couldn't stop cooking and provide my family the hot and fresh food from my kitchen, dapurpippi.  I took the recipe from here but i reduce the use of chili coz my kiddos don't like if the taste is too hot.