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Soy Sauce Chicken with Lemon Sauce

Finally bought some boneless chicken breasts and I was very eager to try out a new recipe. I frantically searched for simple recipes that required stuff that I already had on hand. I found this one.

Funny enough mine didn’t quite look like the ones on site. Perhaps it’s cause I used one tablespoon of soy sauce instead of a teaspoon. ‘To eat is your own’ – Laura Vitale

Anyway, I didn’t do much to tweak the original.

Ingredients:

2 boneless chicken breasts cut into chunks

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 egg yolk

11/2 tbsp cornflour

3 tbsp vegetable oil for frying

Sauce:

Zest of 1 large lemon

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp sugar

Salt and Black pepper to taste.

Toss the chicken chunks with the soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.

As the chicken is marinating make the sauce.

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and gently bring it to a boil. The sauce will thicken.

The lemon sauce

For the coating, mix the egg yolk with the corn flour.

Egg yolk and corn flour

Coat the marinated chicken with the mixture.

Heat some oil in a pan then fry the coated chicken. I did 5 minutes on each side.

Sizzle sizzle

Drain over a paper towel covered plate.

Crispy
Dinner 🙂

Served with some herb turmeric rice.

Delicious!

Verdict:

Heavenly!! The chicken was very crunchy and goodness the lemon sauce, never tasted such before. Finger licking good. Hubby enjoyed the meal.

It was too delicious there were no leftovers for me to carry for lunch 😦

If I could do it over gain:

Add a bit more black pepper in the sauce, to balance out the sweet and savoury, or reduce on the the amount of sugar to one tablespoon.

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Pan Seared Tilapia

Last week I went on a shopping spree, surprising to stock my fridge and not my wardrobe, priorities do change ti hi hi 🙂

I managed to buy some filleted tilapia. I  simply coated the fish with some condiments then pan fried it. I also made some garlic sauce to go with it.

1 large fish fillet cut diagonally

Ingredients:

4 tbsp fish masala

3 tbsp coconut powder

2 tsp of water

Fish fillet, cut diagonally

3 tbsp of vegetable oil for frying

Sauce

1 tbsp butter

1 clove of garlic finely chopped

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp water

In a shallow plate mix the fish masala and coconut powder.

Add water to make a thick paste.

Coconut and fish masala paste.

Coat both sides of the fish with the paste. It’s advisable to set it aside for around 30 minutes to let the juices sip in. Since I was already late in preparing dinner I skipped that part.

On a hot skillet add some oil. Once heated place the coated fish fillets and let then cook for around 4 minutes on each side or until the fish easily flakes with a fork.

Once cooked, line a plate with some paper towels and then place the fish.

The final product.

For the sauce, melt the butter in a small pan then add the garlic,lemon juice and water. Saute for 2 minutes. The recipe called for some parsley but I was out.

Drizzle over the fish.

Verdict:

Best fish fillet I’ve ever made. The fish masala was such a lovely addition. Very flavourful. The coconut taste was also felt in the background. The sauce added an extra kick to the dish. Hubby enjoyed it to the last bite.

If I could do it all over again:

Make more sauce.

Tip:

In case you don’t have fish masala, you can combine the spices you already have in your kitchen. Some cumin powder,coriander powder,black pepper would do the trick I also don’t see anything wrong with putting pilau masala 🙂

Egg in a basket

I saw this recipe on Laura in the Kitchen and I just had to try it. She made it look very simple and true it was simple well except the turning I’m not good at that 😦

You just need some slices of bread, eggs and butter/ margarine. I used margarine.

First to make a basket.

Using a biscuit cutter or a glass cut out the middle of a slice of bread.

I used a glass
break one egg in a cup and season with salt. I also added some parsley

On a hot skillet melt some butter/margarine

Then put your bread

remember to also add the cut out bread

Then here comes the tricky part, gently pour the egg within the ‘basket’

‘egg in a basket’

Let the egg cook to your preference, then flip over to cook the other side.

voila

Breakfast is served 🙂

Delicious

Hubby loved it .

The beauty of this recipe is that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.

Enjoy!

Quick fix: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I saw this on Laura in the kitchen and I just had to try it out. The ingredients are pretty simple and  easily accessible well except for the strawberries which at times can be hard to find.

You can make this in literary in no time since all you need to do is cut the fruits.Perfect for a quick breakfast

So in a blender add 2 ripe bananas, chopped.

Then add the halved strawberries, remember to slice off the cap. I used about 10 small to mid sized strawberries.

Then add about half a glass of yogurt. You are free to use your flavour of choice, I used strawberry flavoured yogurt. Then add about 5 tablespoons of milk,

Then blend for about 4 minutes or till all the fruits are well blended.

Add in 2 or 3 ice cubes in the blender. they not only chill the smoothie but also make it a bit frothy. However, I forgot to add them 😦

Serve in a glass and garnish with halved strawberries.

Verdict:

Very delicious and very filling.