Its finally Saturday. I have been working really hard the past few days at 320 nitrogen and below. Overall, it was a really nice experience. My colleagues are quite fun to be with and Jacky, our manager is quite nice to me except that he always poke me and bully me, but that is what makes work so fun.
I finally realize that it is not easy to work. We always think that being student is very hard, but being an adult is even harder. You have to work long hours and money just flies away pretty easily you know? Working 9 hours on Friday just earns me $63, its not even enough for me to go to Universal Studios Singapore. Oh gosh. $50 may seem little, but it actually means a day of work for me. It taught me how to save money and appreciate whatever I have now.
Today, i took a break from work and decided to whip up a meal for my family. I am not just a baking person, but i am also a person who loves to cook. Yay! Cooking for people you love is enjoyable and seeing them enjoying your food makes you feel happy as well. Maybe this is why I love cooking.
Today, I want to introduce to you a recipe from Billy Law Cookbook ‘Have you Eaten?’ Oh gosh, this man is so inspiring. i have more than 20 bookmarks and I am going to cook every single bookmarked recipe. Its so damn good and I definitely urge all of you to buy or borrow that book. It has some amazing recipes, and this beer-battered prawns is so damn good, and is so damn easy to make.
First of all, you start of with a beer that you like. I just took whatever beer I could find in the refrigerator. Since I halved the recipe, I have half of the beer left so I put it back into the fridge. Dad came back and was shocked. He went, ‘who drank the beer’? and I replied, I did. Coz mum let me. And he was speechless. Sorry dad, your beer went into the batter. Hehe.
The batter is super easy to make and is so versatile. Since I had some leftover batter, Mum helped me to chop some of the pumpkin and oyster mushrooms up and I fried them up as well. Simple. We have beer-battered pumpkin and mushrooms. Its so much more crispier than tempura and we were glad that we didn’t order the expensive tempura at the Japanese restaurant today. We saved quite a bit of money huh and we got delicious fried pumpkin and mushroom as well big juicy prawns. The prawns were given by my neighbour who owns a fishing boat. How cool is that! Therefore, we always have an unlimited supply of prawns, fish and sotong. And chickens as well…… I just love her so much haha!
So let’s focus on the batter. Its really simple.
- 112g of all purpose flour ( I used 95g All purpose flour and 17g of cornflour)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 1/2 a can of 330ml beer.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Slowly add in the beer and whisk it till there is no more lumps left.
- Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes
- Deep fry at 190 degrees celcius till it is golden brown
- Serve it with Thai Chilli Sauce.
I am so sorry for the bad quality picture and the poor photography skills because I have really bad lightning at night and my phone camera is not really that fabulous like Iphone.
Other highlights today were:
- Dijon Mustard Honey Salmon with Lemon
- Barbecued Ribs.
- Salad (Fruit Salad, Coleslaw and plain greens)
I enjoyed my dinner very very much today and I am looking forward to an opportunity to make Beer-Battered Fish and Chips. I have overcome my fear for deep-frying and eating deep-fried food. They are delicious and I absolutely love them.
Fried food for life (anyways, it’s just my first fried food after 1 week, if you don’t count chips…….)