Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crispy Chicken Strips

Crispy Chicken Strips 

This is so simple and easy to make.  I like the versatility you can do with this.  Can be served with any of your favorite sauce or dip, or salad, potatoes, or rice. The cornmeal is the essential ingredient for its crispiness that you don't have to worry if it sits for awhile, without getting soggy.  I guess i don't have to elaborate more on the quantity as it is self-explanatory.  The more chicken, the more flavoring and coating you need.  Rough estimates won't do harm.


Chicken Breast (sliced into thin strips)
dried oregano
pepper (freshly ground)  ( i used pepper grinder all the time)
oil for frying

Crispy Chicken strips
Season the meat with salt and pepper, add a generous amount of oregano,  Give it a little rub so it will stick to the meat.
In a bowl, place the corn meal,  Add the meat and set aside. Shake each strip to get rid of extra cornmeal before frying.
Heat the pan and add oil for frying.
shake to get rid of extra cornmeal before frying.  Shallow fry for about a minute each side until golden brown.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Frozen tilapia

These frozen tilapia comes very convenient for home cooking. One pack got 6-10 pcs. of individually vacuum packed fillet. Easy to thaw.  No need to microwave defrost. Just keep them in water and forget about it for a few minutes while prepping other ingredients, and when ready, open the vaccum packed and ready to rock in roll in the kitchen.

Stir-fried seafoods with salad

got this pack of frozen mixed seafoods sitting in the freezer for awhile. In it are slice squid, clams(meat only), mussels and scallops.   i wouldnt say its not great but it was a little bit tricky as i put it out of the fridge on the last minute, probably it would have been easier if had it planned and thawed it earlier. Well, it took a while to stir-fry as it turned watery at first, then i took some if the liquid out of the pan, otherwise it will be boiled.  I lost some if the flavors, but i got no choice.  I am surprised the squid and scallop didnt turn out rubbery as i expected.  Served it with salad.  Nevertheless, different twist for dinner tonight.  Hubby made the lemon vinaigret for the salad. 

Note to self: dont buy that frozen seafood mix again.  It is not cooking evenly because it has different size of of meats.  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

fettuccini with shrimps and spinach

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Seriously do you need a recipe?  Well, most of the times moms are always on the rush juggling a lot of things in the house, not to mention cooking is not an exemption on the list.  All you need is to do is open the fridge and see what you can cook the easiest way possible.  Imaginations just keep on popping on your mind and then thats all there is to it.  Grab the right pans and preheat them while   prepping the ingredients in no time.


3 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 large white onion (finely chopped)

2 bunches of spinach (stalks removed and chopped)

Fettuccini (prepared according to packet instructions) until al-dente

Shrimps (shelled)  (i used frozen pack)

250 ml all pupose cream

1/2 c. Evap. Milk

Oil for sautéing

Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese (optional)

Prepare the pasta according to packet instructions until al-dente. While waiting for the water to boil, sauté onions until frangrant (translucent) add shrimps, stir until the liquid has evaporated.

In another sauce pan, blanch the spinach for a minute and drain; add into the sautéed shrimps. Add cream, minced garlic.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add enough milk to thin the sauce. Add  pasta. Mix well until.  Add some parmesan cheese just before serving.

Note: one of my daughter's fave!   she doesnt eat spinach, but little did she know, she had a lot. Happy mommy! 

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dada's breads

One of those weekends when hubby bakes... Awakened by the devine smell of freshly baked croissant makes one feels like grabbing a cup of coffee.. He is not sharing the recipe but, ssshh, i will eventually make it (wishful thinking (*_*)..)

The little one indeed was delighted to wake up with dada's bread!!!  Croissant with chocolate filling is her favorite! and there were not only croissants, got burger buns and Dada's signature bread.

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