Grilled Fish - Simple Recipe

When you have a very limited time to prepare your food, this would be ideal. You do not need much ingredients and all can be marinaded before time or in fact a day's ahead. Even though it is very simple to do, you would not want to compromise on its taste. Thus, make sure that all all well marinaded and you will not get disappointed. Enjoy!

4 fish, any type but I used Selar
6 fresh chillies, pounded
3 garlic, pounded
1 big onion, pounded
3 table spoon thick tamarind juice
salt, to taste

1. Marinade the fish with all ingredients for a few hours or overnight.

2. Wrap each fish with aluminium foil and grill in medium heat until cooked.

3. Best served with rice and some soy dip.

*serves 3-4 people


Pompret with Soy Sauce

This is one of my favourite dishes that reminds me of my childhood. My mom use to make this dish when I was young that it has become one of the most sought after dishes even when I grow up. Every time I sample this dish, I would be brought back to the 'yesteryears' where life was simple and glee. Do try this simple dish but very delectable especially if you connects it with your childhood years. Enjoy!

2 pompret, washed and marinade with salt and turmeric
2 table spoon chilly paste
3 garlic, blend
2 big onions, blend
1 cm ginger, blend
1 table spoon sugar
salty soy sauce, as desired
sweet soy sauce, as desired
salt, if needed

1. Fry the pompret and put aside.

2. In a pan, fry the blended items until aromatic. Then put in the chilly paste. Stir well.

3. Let them simmer, before adding sugar, salt, soy sauce and some water, if needed.

4. Let it cook for a few minutes before putting in the fried pompret.

5. Serve with hot piping rice.

*serves 2-4 people

Turmeric Chicken

Every time we go to any Thai restaurant, I would order this for my children. Sometimes, it is better if you can make them yourself, which could save you some penny. Besides, you can control the oiliness which is frequent in any Thai restaurant. So here it goes...

2 chicken breasts, cubed
2 table spoon turmeric
3 garlic, chopped
1 inch ginger, chopped
1 big onion, sliced thinly
1 carrot, sliced thinly
6 long beans, sliced 1cm thick
pepper, as desired
oil, for frying

1. Fry the garlic, ginger and onions until golden brown.

2. Add in the chicken and fry until tender. Do not add water. Stir well.

3. When the chicken is tender, add turmeric, carrots and long beans and stir again.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.

5. Serve with plain rice while still hot.

*serves 4-6 people