Fettucine Carbonara

Since my blog is mainly about Malaysian food, I seldom put western cooking and share them with you. Upon request from a friend, I decided to put this recipe here as well. Definitely not Malaysian, but it is a delightful and tasty food to eat. Do try!

1 packet of fettucine, boil until soft (follow the instruction from the packet)
500 gm minced chicken or 2 large chicken breast (diced)
4 garlic, chopped
2 big onions, chopped
500 liter heavy cream or 2 cans of mushroom soup
green and red pepper/capsicum, diced
1 can of button mushroom, cut quarterly
2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
grated parmesan cheese, as desired

1. In a hot skillet, pour in some oil. When the oil is hot, fry the onion and garlic until they turn aromatic.

2. Add in the minced chicken or the diced chicken breast. Mix well.

3. When the chicken is tender, add in the heavy cream or the mushroom soup. Stir well.

4. After a few seconds, add in the fettucine. Let it cook for about a minute before adding in the pepper/capsicum and button mushroom. Stir for about another minute.

5. After that, sprinkle the dried oregano and basil. Also add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Lastly, put in the grated cheese and mix well before serving.

*You can substitute the chicken with other sea food as well.
*If the cream is not moist enough, you may add in extra milk

*serves 6-8 people

Stir Fry Prawns with Beans

During the old times, like the post-world war eras, the Malays had very little ingredients in their pantry, hence the vegetables would be cooked with only local ingredients that could be found easily like coconut milk or simply water. Thus, most of the Malays' way of cooking vegetables at that time would be with coconut milk or water. Even though this style of cooking is still practiced until now, as time progresses, we have incorporated into our kitchen other methods as well, like the stir fry which is very much influenced by the Chinese. So, today I would like to share with you this simple stir fry technique which is not complicated at all that most of us have in our homes now. Enjoy!

500 gm fresh prawns, cleaned and marinade with turmeric powder and salt
2 handful green beans, sliced thinly
3 garlic, finely chopped
1 big onion, sliced thinly
2 inches ginger, thinly sliced
2 fresh red chillies, cut as you wish
salt, to taste
oil, for frying 

1. In a frying pan, pour some oil. When the oil is hot, put in the big onion, ginger and garlic. Stir well.

2. When the mixture has caramelized, add in the fresh prawns. Stir for a minute before adding in the beans, salt and pepper up to taste.

3. Cook for about another minute before serving. 

*Do not overcook the prawns and beans.

*serves 4-6 people


Iced Lemon Tea with Mint and Honey

Heaven! This is the best way to describe this drink. If the weather gets too hot and sticky, taking a few gulps of iced lemon tea is simply refreshing. Top it up with some mint and honey, what you get is an excellent cocktail to quench your thirst. It just so happen that I got all the ingredients in my fridge and with no time I prepared this wonderful cold drinks in the evening. You can do this in no time. Easy and fast. The whole family will enjoy this one. Do try!

2- 3 lemon, cut into half and squeeze the juice
2 tea bags, cover with hot water in a jug or teapot
4 - 6 Table spoon honey
1 handful of fresh mint
lots of ice
sugar, as desired

1. Pour the tea into your favourite jug. Add in sugar, honey, fresh mint, ice and mix well.

2. Serve cold in a hot weather. Easy!

*serves 3-6 people