Monday, August 12, 2013

spaghetti oh spaghetti

Well I guess, everybody know this one and I'm sure that everybody loves it! Yeah spaghetti Bolognese. And I am sure everybody has their own secret recipe. What I want to share here is, that I always put the leftover sauce in the freezer for about 3-4 days and reheat it again. It tastes even better than 3-4 days ago :P

Lazy breakfast

It's very easy to make this one. Just get some red sauerkraut, German sausages aka bratwurst and some hash brown. In Germany, you can get white or red sauerkraut. In Bavaria, they call it blue sauerkraut not red even it's made of red cabbage.

It's common to prepare this red sauerkraut with apple chunks, but I prefer with cooked chestnuts :)

How to prepare:
1. Grill the bratwurst in the oven.
2. During that you can put a small pot and heat the red kraut with cooked chestnuts or apple chunks.
3. Put some butter on the pan and fry the hash brown.

As soon as all of them are done, put them on the plate. You can eat the red kraut together with hash brown. Cos the hash brown is slightly sour so you don't really need ketchup hehehe.

Voila! Breakfast is done in 8 minutes! Guten Apetit!

Weird food that I cooked :O

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sweet spicy shrimps ala Nicolas

Ingredients :

1/2 kg of shrimps

2 stalks of fresh coriander
3 spoons of Tamari soy sauce (gluten free)
2 tea spoons of sugar
1 spoon of Buoillon vegetable broth (milk free, gluten free and suitable for vegan)
1 bulb of garlic
1/2 spoon of chili powder
1 spoon of olive oil

How to prepare !

  1. Clean the shrimps, cut the fresh coriander and garlic into small pieces.
  2. Heat your pan and put some olive oil.
  3. After it is quite hot, put the chopped garlic inside for 2 minutes.
  4. Put the shrimps inside the pan and stir fry them.
  5. Put the soy sauce, sugar, pepper, chili powder and Bouillon broth in the shrimps.
  6. Stir until the shrimps are cooked (you can tell when the shrimps turn into red color)
  7. Take the out and put them in a big deep plate, spread the fresh coriander on the top.

English breakfast

Ingredients :

1 slice of bread
1 egg
2 sausages
2 spoons of baked beans
3 slices of bacon
3 spoons of sliced mushrooms

How to prepare!
  1. Toast your bread in a toaster. (If you have celiac, then you can use gluten free bread). In Germany, you can get it at Bio-Laden (organic shop).
  2. Fried your sausages in a frying pan (beware, sausage is not gluten free as well). Meanwhile you can also fry your bacons at the same pan.
  3. Fry your sunny side up after that and then heat the mushroom.
  4. Prepare all the stuff in a plate and your English breakfast is ready :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sambal Tomatoes with Cabbage

There are hundreds kinds of sambal in Indonesia. No matter where you go, you'll be able to try different ones.
Sambal is a kinda condiment, as long as with Bird's Eye Chili Pepper (Chili padi) or cabe rawit in Indonesian, then it is sambal.

1/2 piece of cabbage (cut pieces and boiled)

Sambal ingredients:
2 spoons of sambal oelek (you can buy it in every Asia shop)
3 tomatoes (cut small pieces or blend if you like)
1 onion (cut small pieces or blend if you like)
2 cloves of garlic (grind them)
1 ts chicken broth
2 ts sugar
1 lemon (juice)
oil for the pan

How to cook!
  • Prepare the boiled cabbage on the plate
  • Put some oil into the pan and then fry the cut onion and tomatoes together
  • Put the garlic into sambal oelek
  • Chicken broth and sugar inside
  • Try it if you like it. You can put more sambal oelek if you like it spicier
  • Pour the lemon juice inside (Tamarind juice is the best, but you can use lemon juice if you can't get it)
PS: You can also serve sambal tomat with boiled broccolis

Spanish Tortilla ala Christina


3 potatoes (slice thin)
1 red pepper (cut 1 cm cubes)
1 onion (cut half ring)
3 eggs
50 gr wheat flour
salt, pepper, chicken broth and oil (as you like)

How to cook!
  • Put some oil into your pan.
  • Cook the onion, red pepper and potatoes together.
  • Put the wheat flour into the eggs and mix them with a little salt, pepper and chicken broth.
  • Pour the egg-mix into the pan.
  • Let it cook in a low flame, and your Spanish Tortilla is ready!
PS: Tortillas in America and South America are different from Spanish Tortilla :)

Soto Ayam

Soto ayam 2 portions

Main Ingredients:

1/2 kg chicken
250 gr vermicelli (soaked in warm water)
200 gr bean sprouts (boiled)

1 lemon (take the juice)
2 eggs
1 tomato
1/2 cucumber
1 ts fried onions
1 ts coriander leaves

Soup ingredients:
1 lt water
2 onions
3 candle nuts (ground)
1 ts coriander seeds (ground)
3 cloves of garlic
1 ts turmeric powder
1 stalk lemongrass (cut small)

salt, pepper, oil and chicken broth (as you like)
* some put galangal and ginger (but I don't like them)

How to cook!
  • Boil 1 lt of water with the whole onions, ground candle nuts, ground coriander seeds, garlic and cut lemongrass and also the chicken. (Some people like it with the bones)
  • Put the turmeric powder, salt, pepper, oil and chicken broth.
  • Take the chicken and onions out. Cut the chicken into small pieces (julienne if possible) and smash the onions, then put them back into the soup.
  • Prepare the toppings!
  • Pour the soup into a bowl, and put the vermicelli and bean sprouts inside the soup.
  • Arrange the toppings as you like and pour the lemon juice on the top.
  • Eat with sweet soy sauce and ABC sambal :P

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Light scallops with garlic

1 kg of scallops (cut into 1/2 size)
1 bulb of garlic
2 bulbs of onions
some salt and oil

How to cook!

Cut the onions and garlic into small pieces.
Pour some oil into hot pan, then fry the garlic and onions until you can smell aroma.

Put the scallops in the pan and cook for about 15 minutes in a covered pan.

(Img : Inggrid was the cook!)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sour spicy steamed fish

2 Mackerels

2 Lemons
1 Chili
1 Stalk of Lemongrass
2 Stalks of Coriander
2 Cloves of garlic
some salt and vegetable broth

How to cook !

Lay the mackerels on the plate and squeeze the lemon for the juice.
Cut the chilies, lemongrass ,coriander and garlic into small pieces and then put it on the top of the mackerels. Pour the lemon juice into the mackerels.

Put some salt and vegetable broth on the fish (You can also put small pieces of a cut tomato if you like).
Steam the fish in a steamer for 12-15 minutes (12-minute fish is the best!)