Sunday, November 2, 2008

Messing The Kitchen

Greg has been bugging me to cook for him since centuries ago but I'm just too lazy to do it. However, I've been boiling soups now and then since Mother is in Dubai so he has actually tasted my soups.

Why soups?

Because I love drinking soups! I feel that Chinese food is never complete without a wholesome boiling hot soup, don't you think?

On saturday, after lunch, both of us went to Carrefour and bought ingredients to make Aglio Olio Seafood Pasta with Borsch Soup. Both are easy to make but the preperation is the diffucult part - lots of peeling, washing, cutting, dicing and etc.

Someone is actually doing some work =) I'm so proud of him!

The Outcome

Seafood Spaghetti With Basil and Grapeseed Oil (Grapeseed Oil is as healthy as Olive oil, if not better)

- Spaghetti
- Lala (soak in salt water for the sand to come out)
- Prawns (cleaned & cut away the head)
- Squids (cleaned n cut into rings)
- Chopped Onions
- Chopped Garlic
- Grapeseed Oil
- Basil
- Sliced Button Mushrooms
- Salt, Soya Sauce, Butter, Basil, Black pepper (for seasoning)

Method : Boil the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water with salt and some oil. After that, drain and leave aside (add a little bit of grapeseed/ olive oil to avoid the noodles from sticking together). Meanwhile, heat up the pan with grapeseed oil, and fry onions and garlic till fragrant. Then, add in all the seafood (squids, prawns, lala) and mushrooms and stir fry till cooked. After that, add in the spaghetti, butter, soya sauce, basil, salt, black pepper and stir fry together. Your spaghetti is now ready to be eaten!

So simple right? The spaghetti is SO DELICIOUS Greg wished he could have one more serving!

Borsch Soup

Ok actually this doesn't really turn out that good compared to Kim Gary's. Anyway the ingredients are:

- Chicken Feet (you can use pork or beef if you want)
- Onions
- Sliced Button Mushrooms
- Sliced Cabbage
- Sliced/ Cubed Carrots
- Tomatoes (cut into wedges)
- Tomato Paste/ Puree (depending on how red & sourish you want it to be)
- Salt
- Celery ( I didn't put that into my soup)

Method: Dump everything into the pot and boil till your ingredients are soft and the soup is flavorful. I used Pressure cooker so the soup was done in 20 minutes! Anyway, if you are lazy, you can just purchase a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup and add in musrooms, carrots, celery and cabbage only.

Though the preperation period took us almost 2 hours and co-operation to work together (he wants everything sliced nicely according to the same diameters & measurements ... so hateful!), we enjoyed cooking together and thankfully, the food turned out pretty good too! We are doing this again soon! Yay!


Anonymous said...

Guess Greg stayed overnight and what was for brunch? ;)

* ZILING * said...

Excuse me! He came during lunch and that pasta was for dinner okays.... my sister was at home too so don't think senget senget!