Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Break - part II

A long due post about my cooking attempts during Spring Break.

This is the ingredient for "Quail soup" ... I got the idea from here. Since I didn't have chicken ready at that time (and to lazy to buy one =P), I substituted it with squid balls and meat balls! LOL That's something that I always have ready in my refrigerator.

I shaped the carrots like little flower. Eniwei, my substitution decision turned out to be a disaster. I forgot my husband doesn't even like the smell of squid balls. He complained that the soup tasted fishy =( Well for me, this was still a good soup, but I might be biased since I like all kind of soupy dishes. Next time, i will stay true to the original recipe and use chicken. I want to know the original taste. Oh, i forgot to take the finished picture =P

The second recipe here, come from a very talented little chef which happens to be our friend =)

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus 
Ingredients:
  • asparagus (2 stalks for 1 person) - (not too thick and not too thin)
  • bacon
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • olive oil
Direction:
  • Wash asparagus and dry with paper towel, cut the ends off.
  • Cut each asparagus in half
  • Sprinkle the asparagus with kosher salt, black pepper and drizzle with olive oil (don't put too much salt as bacon is salty)
  • Wrap two halves of asparagus (one whole stalk) with bacon, cut the bacon in half if it's too long, seam side down
  • Refrigerate until you're ready to fry it.
  • Drizzle the pan with olive oil and heat it over medium-high heat, put the bacon-wrapped asparagus, seam side down on the hot pan in one layer.
  • Don't move it around so get you get a nice caramelization and brown color. Turn it over once you get a nice color (only turn it once)
  • Transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate, cover with  al foil to keep it warm
these are pictures of my failed attempt LOL i somehow couldn't make them stay wrapped. The taste was still good though! =)

The wrapped asparagus drizzled with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper
  
Frying the asparagus
I honestly tried my best not to move them in the pan but still they unwrapped themselves to my disappointment =(

Only 5 out of so many, survived the pan battle =P
 That's all i tried to make during Spring Break. Most of them were tasty =) ... although they didn't look that good *hehe* Will try some recipe again if i have the time.

2 comments:

  1. Ver, bacon-nya ditusuk toothpick aja, biar ga kebuka. Ntr udah mateng baru dicabut :)

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  2. ooo..thank you for the tips del. will definitely try it next time! =D

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