Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Easy Alpen Omlette

Serves 2

Ingredients
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 large free range eggs
1/2 (red) romano pepper (UK) / bell pepper / banana chilli (in australia)) chopped length-ways
2 proscuito ham slices torn lengthways (along the grain)
50gm Swiss Gouda cheese
6 snow white mushrooms sliced into 1/2 cm slices
1 shitake mushroom sliced into 1/2 cm slices
6 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons of water
Salt and pepper to taste
To serve 2 slices of Toasted bread (seeded/brown)

Beat eggs in a bowl, add water, chives and a hint of salt and pepper to taste. Keep this mixture aside.

Add 3 tablespoons of oil to a heavy base pan heated on a medium heat. Add the mushrooms and let them cook for about one to two minutes. Add the peppers and cook for further two minutes. Now that the mushrooms start looking golden brown and peppers start to look a bit softer, add these into the bowl with eggs. Mix well.

Now add the remaining oil (3 tablespoons) to pan, and add all the mixture from the bowl into the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes. Lay the torn prosciutto ham, cheese on top while the egg mixture is cooking.

Once the egg starts looking fairly cooked, scoop the omelet and turn it over.

Let it cook for a further minute, and then serve it on two plates with a slice of toast each.

It serves as a great brunch on those mornings that you wake up late and aren't sure if you should be serving breakfast or making lunch! ;)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Wow Mein Stir Fry Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients
Chicken breast 250gm - diced
Soy Sauce 6 tablespoons
Rice Wine Vinegar - 3 teaspoons
Cornflour - 1teaspoon
1 Green Pepper - diced
5 fat cloves of garlic - chopped finely
1.5 inch piece of ginger - grated
Spring Onions - a big bunch
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Sesame Oil - 3 table spoons
Peanut Oil
Brown Sugar

Yu-mein noodles for 4

Method

Mix 2 tablespoons of soya sauce with 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar and one teaspoon of cornflour. Coat the chicken well in marinade then sprinkle over a teaspoon of cornflour to coat it and mix it together again. Leave it in the fridge for an hour to marinate.

Heat the Wok and add a couple of teaspoons of peanut oil, let it smoke and then add three handfuls of cashews. Keep them aside after they look golden brown.

Reheat the Wok, add 3 tablespoons of peanut oil. Once it starts to smoke, add the chicken and let it settle on one side until brown, then stir it up and let it cook through from the other side. Take the chicken out of the pan and rest it aside.

Start cooking noodles as per the packet instructions now.

Reheat the Wok, add 3 tablespoons of peanut oil, let it smoke a bit and then add the garlic, ginger and spring onions. Toss them continuously for about 2 minutes and then add the diced green pepper. Now add the 5 tablespoons of Soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and toss it for about 2 minutes and then add the chicken & cashews back to the wok. Add the sugar in and grind a pinch of black pepper in the mix. Add 1.5 tablespoons of sesame oil to the wok and keep the mixture moving.

Transfer the contents to a bowl. Add 1.5tablespoons of sesame oil to the wok. Once it starts smoking, add the strained noodles and fry them for about 30 seconds and add 1table spoon of soy sauce.

Add the mix back into the wok and toss it all together and cook for further minute or two until all ingredients are mixed together.

Serve in 4 seperate bowls.

Your Wow Mein Stir Fry is Ready to eat now. : )