Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spiced Chicken with Prosciutto Skewers

Quick and easy, especially after work when you're tired and lazy. I came up with this idea when I was strolling through Coles during my lunch break.

  • 1x Chicken Breast (half it they're huge)
  • 4x Slices of Prosciutto cut into strips
  • 1x Tablespoon of Paprika
  • 1x Tablespoon of Mild Curry Powder
  • 1/4x Teaspoon of Cumin Powder
  • 2x Tablespoons of Dry White Wine
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Mixed Salad
  • 1x Cucumber
  • Garlic Flakes
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped Prosciutto
  • Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken Skewers: Cube up the chicken breast into nice bite sized chucks. Place into bowl and mix with paprika, curry powder, cumin, wine, oil, salt and pepper and leave it to sit in the fridge for around 1 hour (great time to duck off to the gym). Remove from fridge and place onto skewers with prociutto, i.e. for every piece of chicken there should be one piece of prociutto. Heat up the grill or BBQ and cook until nice and golden/crisp.

Salad: Add into a bowl the mixed salad, chop up prosciutto into small pieces, add some salt & pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic flakes, chilli flakes and mix thoroughly. Once nicely mixed, add in chopped cucumber.

Once chicken skewers are cooked, serve with warm pita bread, tzatziki sauce. Fantastic!

Serves: 2 with Pita Bread and Salad
Time: ~25 minutes
Cost: $15

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rare Sliced Beef Rump with Garlic, Sesame and Dark Soy

Simple lazy dish I knocked up after work mid week. It's healthy enough once you combine it with some veggies and eaten with whole grain rice!

  • 500 grams of Beef Rump (the leaner the better for your health)
  • 2x Garlic cloves, chopped up finely (dried garlic is fine too, just use 2 teaspoons)
  • 1x Table spoon of Dark Soy sauce aka Kecap Sauce
  • 1x Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1x Teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
  • 1x Splash of White Wine
  • 1x Table spoon of Olive Oil

Quite easy and quick, combine all ingredients together and leave to marinate for around 1 hour. Remove, heat up a non-stick pan and fry at maximum heat for around 2~3 minutes each side. Reduce heat to half and cook either side for another 2~3 minutes. Remove from heat, plate it and wrap it up with foil. Leave to sweat.
Plate up rice and chop up some fresh veggies. Slice beef into 4mm strips, layer onto dish and drizzle with sauce.

Serves: 2 with rice
Time: ~20 minutes
Cost: $15 (provided you go to a butcher not a supermarket!)

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm still alive :)

Been a while since I've posted, but 2011 is here and hopefully my cooking will be back on track. Fast food, take away, dining, 2.5 weeks of ramen doesn't do good on the flab!

Stay tuned, lets see what I can whip up this week!