Monthly Archives: February 2011

Quinoa lemak

Nasi lemak adalah sarapan tradisi Melayu. Namun bagi pengidap diabetes, nasi lemak sukar dielakkan. Mak Long sudah jumpa gantian untuk nasi lemak yang cukup berlemak mempunyai rasa dan tekstur yang hampir serupa- quinoa (disebut keenwa) lemak. Ia cukup mengenyangkan dan anda tidak akan makan bertambah.

Bahan-bahannya

1 cawan quinoa

1  tin santan kelapa blue Dragon

1 ulas bawang putih (cincang halus)

1 inci halia (parut)

1 batang serai

air secukupnya

1 kiub stok ayam

garam

Hidangan  untuk 2 orang

Rendam quinoa selama sekurang-kurangnya setengah jam. Ramas quinoa dengan jari dan bilas dengan air yang banyak untuk membersihkan buih saponin yang terdapat pada kulit quinoa. Sekiranya tidak dibersihkan dengan sempurna buih saponin boleh menyebabkan rasa pahit.

Masukkan quinoa dalam periuk. Sukat santan kelapa dan tambahkan air secukup untuk sama dengan 2 cawan. Curahkan kedalam periuk quinoa. Masukkan bawang putih, halia, serai yang telah diketuk, kiub stok dan garam. Rebus seperti nasi. Apabila telah mendidih dan hampir kering,  tutup periuk dan tutup api. Biarkan tertutup selama 15 min. Anda boleh juga gunakan periuk nasi elektrik.

Maklong hidangkan quinoa lemak dengan sambal tumis, telur rebus, timun dan ayam bakar.

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Roasted tomato and apple soup

I love beef tomatoes for making tomato soup. My mother-in-law grows them in her garden and we normally get some whenever she gets a good harvest. Roasted tomatoes make the soup lovely and sweet.

Ingredients:

600 gm beef tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 onion  (peeled and finely chopped)

1 bramley apple (peeled, cored and finely chopped)

1 stalk celery (finely chopped)

2 medium carrot (peeled and finely chopped)

1 litre of chicken stock (or  1  chicken stock cube dissolved in hot boiling water)

1 tsp mixed dried herb

a few sprigs of fresh rosemary (finely chopped)

1 tbsp butter

salt and pepper to taste

Serves 4

Heat the oven to Gas Mark 5.  Snip a cross into each tomato. Place the tomatoes and garlic in a single layer in a roasting tray. Roast the tomatoes for  20 minutes. When done, peel the tomato skins and chop the tomato flesh roughly. 

Heat the butter in a deep saucepan. Sweat the  chopped onion, apple, celery and  carrots gently occasionally stirring until soft. Then add the chopped  tomatoes, peeled garlic and the herbs. Add the chicken stock and cover and let simmer gently for 15 minutes. Season and taste.

Blitz the soup using a stand mixer. You can serve it as is or if you prefer a smoother soup, run it through a fine sieve.

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Green salad with jerusalem artichoke and salmon

Ingredients:

2 salmon pieces

4 jerusalem artichokes

1 gem lettuce

1 salad tomato

1 tbsp pine nuts

1 tbsp groundnut oil

For the dressing:

juice of 1 lemon

3 tbsp of groundnut oil

1 red chilli finely chopped

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tsp fish sauce

Serves 2

Start by making the dressing. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Boil the jerusalem artichoke for 15 minutes. Heat the groundnut oil in a frying pan. Place the salmon pieces skin side down. Fry for 2 minute then cover for 8 minutes. Meanwhile drain the jerusalem artichokes and peel the skin.

Then chop them. Peel the gem lettuce leaves, wash them and dry. Chop them roughly. Wash and dry the tomato and chop into wedges. When the salmon is done, peel off the skin and flake the flesh. Arrange the artichokes, leaves and tomato wedges in the salad bowl. Then scatter the salmon flakes and followed by a sprinkling of the pine nuts. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.

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