Monday, January 28, 2008

Dinner dishes and dessert.......

This is my oldest boy. Born almost 15 years ago and he is also my good friend. I love taking him out for teh tarik session where we both talk about everything under the sky. He would love to follow Chef Wan's success and he has my blessing unconditionally. This year is a crucial year for him as he would be sitting for his 2nd major exams which is PMR. He is an easy child from inside me until now so far and I thank and pray to God that he continues to be that way to show a good example to his younger siblings. For whatever reasons, he asked me about a few dishes that i cooked a long time ago for a few get together when i was working. I was amazed that he could remember as a few of the occasions were held when he was not even 10 years old yet. One of the dishes was salmon fish head assam pedas .....He told me how he loved that dish and requested if i could teach him to cook that. We went to J*s#o in Seremban 2 but no salmon heads selling. We made do with the 2 sliced of the salmon meat then.

No different than how i cooked other fish assam pedas. I used shallots, garlic, ginger, fresh tumeric, shrimp paste, ginger bud, daun kesum, air asam and blended dry chili. So that was for dinner tonite and a little bit of fried tumeric chicken.
I also churned a batch of homemade strawberry ice cream as i found a reasonably price strawberry. Very simple, pureed the strawberry, then added in 200ml whip cream, 75gm castor sugar and a bit of lemon juice. Blend all and pour into the ice cream maker. The machine makes wonderful ice cream after 15 minutes.


14 comments:

Zabs said...

Salam Zai,
Asam pedas is one of my favourite. Bila isteri masak, kuah pekat sedikit, tidak berapa masam dan kurang pedas, cita rasa saya.
Tentang anak sulung tu, kalau dari umur 15 dah ada minat nak jadi Chef (and a bright boy some more), just imagine what he can acheived bila dah umur lima puluh macam Chef Wan nanti.
For your info, Chef Wan tu sepupu isteri saya. Dia mulakan kariernya sebagai akauntan, hanya setelah berpisah dengan isterinya baru mulakan karier memasak tu. Mungkin pada umur awal 30an.
All the best to your son and his ambition.

ms hart said...

Zaitgha, alahai sejuuuuuuk perut you mengandungkan si abang ya? Good that he wants to be a chef! Manyak duit oooo....he he he...actually budak2 sekarang untung,kan? They are more exposed to more options of career, so they can actually think of their interest early. Pulak tu dapat emak yg supportive (and pandai masak) macam you!!!

Mat Gebu said...

Mat doakan anak datin berjaya dan akan mencapai impian dia....Apa2 pun salute kat datin, sebab jadi mama yang bergitu prihatin dan understanding!!!...Tabik!!!

kc said...

ikan salmon masak asam pedas? molek benar tuh. one day nak try masak. mesti my doters heran naper ibu nak masak ikan oren...hohoho!

L'abeille said...

Strawberry ice cream is my favourite.. Argh... counting my days until the wedding is over before i can.. err..'indulge' even on weekdays! :S

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

alahai zai,

seddaap-nye...


and you are blessed, my dear, with a really wonderful son!

take care...

(teh tarik, bila, ek?)

Akmal said...

Kak Zai,
Don't ask me about food, because the only thing I know is 'eat-'em-all!' hahaha.
Abang beats me! He even wants to become a cooker, and I am still a 'kitchenophobic'! Convey my regards to him ya :)

Anonymous said...

aaaa... you make me windu kat rizqin..hu..hu..hu...i suka tengok u both "kamcing" cam gini...best sangat...

ku doakan semoga anak-anak mu berjaya di dunia dan juga di akhirat...amin

it is good to teach them to cook, coz my hubby rajin ke dapur masak...release tension kita kita orang pompuan ni sikit..cheewah...


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U.Lee said...

Hi Zaitgha, everytime I drop in, I got to find a tissue...start drooling on my keyboard, ha ha.
Can I be your son?
Its funny, here in Canada we have Salmon, I go fishing for salmon...but lepas balek, too BIG to bring home, 25 ponders, ta'boleh masuk our fridge. And my wife even though very talented in cooking, cutting, skinning a fish has never been one of her talents, nor me.
But I don't go overboard for salmon.
Prefer mackeral, pomfrets, jackfish or rays.
Ahhhh, pomfret made into assam pedas? This dish, even if Salmah Hayek invite go on a date I decline...add ladies fingers? Itu la best!
Zaitgha, you one heck of a gourmet cook!
Bet your hubby manjah, huh? Ha ha.
Happy cooking, Zaitgha, Lee.

Azian Hasan said...

Zai, Ini mesti ikut jejak langkah maknya ni...
Asam pedas tu nampak sedap la!

Ummi said...

Zai, mintak sikit ice cream tu..wah lepas ni tutup le Wall's/nestle/magnolia sume..hehe..buat sendiri lg puashati, x cantik xpa, jnji sedap kan..emmmmm yum yum...sejuk rasa tekak i ni..hehe

Jun :) said...

hi zai...ade es krim..ha, pandainyer ur son...kna baik la ngan my doter yg x brape rajin tu..hahahhaa...nway, nnti collect something from my blog ok..ade prezen..

U.Lee said...

Hello Zaitgha, just drop in say hello, now abit free after catching up with replying my mail etc. Was busy with Irene's conclusion, mail as well other chores got held up, ha ha. Now done, suda clear my mail replies etc, boleh relax.
Drop in my place have coffee and donuts, Zaitgha. Lee.

zaitgha said...

Zabs,
saya pun suka your cita rasa cuma yg lain dlm rumah nih suka yg agak pedas....bila rajin ikut selera dia org bila malas ikut selera sendry ha ha ha....tentang anak tuh, untuk masa nih itu la cita2 dia tapi saya masih minta dia concentrate apa yg di pelajari di sekolah...coz like you said Chef Wan pun started as an accountant....selalu la you jumpa Chef Wan kan??...thanks for kind words....

ms hart,
very true what you said about the exposure and as for my eldest nih so far okay la dia...but at times boy being boy kan...jadi tarzan gak ha ha ha....kena supportive dgn our kids now....they are different breed

mat ,
stop the datin2 thingy tuh mat weii...i m no datin nanti org ingat i perasan pulak he he...sumer mama memang perihatin and understanding kat anak2 maa....

kc,
discover this dish in one stall in Yow Chuan Plaza many years ago...but its the fish head

l'abeille,
my favorite too after coffee flavor of Haagen Daaz he he....best wishes to your coming wedding...

Nuraina,
long time no see here....and i am thankful so far...you take care too and nanti kita mail you for tt ok

Akmal,
its good if you can cook but if you dont malaysia has food stalls open 24/7, so nothing to worry....

boxhouse,
i think he follows the dad he he...my husband is quite apt in the kitchen too so when penyakit M i datang dia la bersilat di dapur ha ha ha...thanks for the doa, likewise to you and family...i mmg suka treat my boys like friend but they have to remember most importantly that i am their mother ha ha ha....

Lee,
i dont fancy salmon either...but my eldest boy has a thing with salmon ha ha ha...i prefer parang or bawal anytime for asam pedas....and yes i am spoilt rotten by the hubby he he...went to your place quietly earlier but left no footprints as the snow was falling...will drop by again soon...

Azian,
the father is a good cook too he he

ummi,
beside coffee flavor of Haagen Daaz, i feel other ice creams are very sweet for me....thats y i like to make myself can control the sugar contend.....come la i make special one for you he he

jun,
i pun dulu paling malas masuk dapur...i drop by at your place soon....