Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cold = Food



Bila dah sejuk-sejuk ni perut mulalah kelaparan. Tapi entah apa silapnya hari Jumaat tu, segala yang dimakan di Sligro(mega supermarket ala2 Macro) pagi tu semuanya keluar balik, termasuklah the "wormy thingy" Anna jokingly said about our shrimp sandwich. :D What did I eat that morning??? The shrimp sandwich(shared), cheese tosti(also shared), mushroom soup, cappucino, and cheese & cracker. Anyway, all of it came out by the time we got home around 2.30 that afternoon leaving me tired and listless and didn't feel like eating dinner... Since DH had a late lunch and didn't feel like eating anything heavy as well, I took out the mussel that I bought that morning.


A simple dish, much suited for a starter :)


Hmmm.... grilled mussel with cheese.

Just place any grated cheese on the mussel and grill for about 10 minutes. May be sprinkled with herbs (didn't put any)


The grated "young" cheese I used....


Place cheese on top of the mussel. Do cover all of the mussel flesh, ours was not so cheesy....




The end result...


The next morning, having eaten so little the night before, I decided to cook glutinous rice for breakfast. I made sambal bilis, fried some ikan gelama and fried anchovy(the big ones) with lots of onions and dried chilli to go with it. At times like this, how I miss young grated coconut!! Instead, I used dessicated coconut. Hmmm it was yummy.... (teringat masa kecik2 makan kala hujan he...he...) It's a pity I forgot to take pictures of it :)


For lunch, DH wanted to cook nasi beriani (his version), so I happily let him. What better dish to eat on a cold snowy day :D


Using this spice mixture


Very simple, in a big pot, fry the spices in errr minyak sapi, add in chicken breasts and drumsticks. Add potatoes and later when the chicken and potatoes are half-cooked, add the other vegetables you have like carrots, tomatoes,green chilli or aubergines. In the meantime, in a smaller pot(or rice cooker), boil basmathi rice until half-cooked, and sieve in a collander. When the chicken and vegetables are almost cooked, spread the half-cooked rice on top of the chicken/vegetables mixture. Sprinkle raisins, mint leaves and gajus on the rice. Cover the pot and cook using a small fire.


DH used 4 pots of rice, so we had to eat it for 2 days he.he..


I ate mine with fresh mint leaves, I simply love the fresh ones....


And for drinks, we had this.....


Tea with fresh mint leaves


And last, the wormy thingy shrimp sandwich that I ate on Friday :D It was actually part of Christmas menu at Sligro, I forgot to check the name...


It was nice, and the salad was good too, I had never eaten it.... I have a feeling it was the combination of cappucino and mushroom soup that threw me off

:)

9 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

I think you had a mild food poisoning, itu yang muntah2. Could be the milk in the cappucino or cream in the mush room soup. Dairy products can be poison when it's slightly "off". purrrr.....meow!

Nana said...

The mussels along with everything else look delicious! My goodness...the mint leaves look besar and gemuk! Why Japanese mint leaves kecik2 jer? Or do they pick only the small and cute ones to assemble? I love mint leaves too! Love the spicy flavor of it!

TK said...

Oh I love everything with cheese..the mussels look so yummylicious. I also love tea with fresh mint leaves. Masa sejuk2 mmg sesuai minum. Slalu minum kat tea mcm tu kat kedai arab. Knape la I tak buat kat umah ye? Fresh mints senang nak jumpa. I selalu beli untuk buat nasi beriani.

I amsterdam said...

Yes Cats, I think it must be either ones too. Itula... tamak sangat... At Sligro, we only pay for the food, coffee and soup are free :), I couldn't resist taking the soup as well... ha..ha.. :D

I amsterdam said...

Yea Nana, they sure have mint leaves that are "besar & gemuk". Semuanya macam tu.. :D Maybe the ones in Japan is of different species??

I amsterdam said...

TK, to be honest, that was the first time I drank tea with mint!!
Selalunya my DH yang suka minum kat kedai Turki!!

I never like mint leaves when I was in M'sia (esp when they put inside laksa), but since I was here, someone told me that the taste of fresh mint is very nice to make ulam. Since I am hantu ulam, I decided to try it, and I love it since :D

Now, you must remember to have tea and mint at home..enjoyy.y..

Cheqna said...

mussels with cheese..mmm...and getting hungrier by the time I finished reading this post..hehehe..

what a coincidence, have been drinking tea with fresh mint leaves for the past few days, b'cos teringat minum kat restaurant arab with chicken mandi rice..hehe..and still have lots of the leaves in the fridge..

:-)

I amsterdam said...

Cheqna,

Chicken mandi rice? Does it look like our beriani(ie rice on top) he..he..

The mint leaves will never go to waste, try eating it raw! May I suggest that Cheqna try to find the benefits of it?? When u r free of course :D

Cheqna said...

Yup its something like briyani..makan nasi je pun dah sedap..hehe..

yes I did eat it raw sebab bought a bunch of it so makan as ulam..baru tau sedapnya..

good idea, will google it..hehehe

:-)