So I was a little lazy tonight and cooked using a pre-made sauce from the supermarket. I used Nado’s Curry Coconut Peri-Peri Cooking Sauce. I found that this combination took 30 minutes to cook and served enough for 4 people.
It just goes to show that cooking in the bush with a camp stove can still have great results and in a reasonable amount of time.
- 1 jar of Coconut Curry Cooking Sauce
- 700 grams of chicken breast
- 4 cups of rice
- 1 brocolli
- 2 carrots
- 1 Capsicum
- 2 small chilies
- handful of green beans
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Salt and Pepper
Put the rice onto boil
Chop up all the vegetables and add to a frying pan with a tablespoon of butter. Stir for a few minutes, add some water and leave to simmer. Add some salt and pepper. Mix every now and again till no water remains.
In a second frying pan, whist the veggies are simmering, add a table spoon of butter and brown the chicken. Then add the Coconut cooking sauce and mix till it’s warm.
Add the whole lot into the frying pan with the veggies and mix it all together.
Serve with rice.
Right, this blog has a few to many tangents away from photography. I hope you don’t mind too much! I did take the photo on the right :).
When I was younger, my father owned a Japanese Restaurant so I grew up with a lot of really good food. Naturally, cooking is one of the things that I quite enjoy. Believe it or not, I actually spend time cooking rather than using the pre-made jars of marinade and sauces.
I cooked some chicken skewers last weekend and I was amazed at how good they tasted. I don’t use measurements so I’ve just listed everything with how much I think I used. I’m writing it here so I don’t forget it myself. I’ll update it one day with actual measurements for everyone else.
- 1 small can of pineapples in juice, cut into skewer-able sizes. Keep the juice.
- 3 capsicums (red/green/yellow), cut into skewer-able sizes
- 1 Large Onion, cut into skewer-able sizes
- 600g Chicken Breast, cut into skewer-able sizes
- 2 blobs of tomato sauce
- 2 garlic cloves
- A squirt of soy sauce
- Some Olive oil
- Chopping Board
- a Sharp Knife
- 8 Skewers
- Large Bowl for marinating
Prep and Cooking
- Strain the pineapple juice into the bowl along with the tomato sauce, soy sauce and garlic.
- Add the chicken into the bowl, mix around, cover, then leave in the fridge for between 1 – 1.5 hours.
- Once the chicken is marinated, just start skewering the capsicum, pineapple, chicken and onion onto the skewers.
- Turn on the barbecue, set it to medium-high. Throw on some olive oil then cook for 10 -15 minutes and make sure you turn them every now and again.
- Eat (or serve)
I love it when friends step out to create something new. Being in the startup stage of my own business, seeing people around me step forward with their ideas is truly encouraging.
Kathy, a friend of mine recently started a online tea store. If you love tea, check out Cuppa~T and support Kathy as she kicks of her new online tea store. I think I’ll be trying some of the Australian Breakfast.
About Cuppa ~ T
Cuppa~T was started by sisters, Melissa and Kathy, in response to their own tea drinking desires.
“We both love tea – all sorts of varieties of tea – but we do not like the high cost that many companies charge in exchange for quality tea.”
Melissa and Kathy felt that as tea had rapidly grown in popularity in the west, so had the costs associated with obtaining them. So they embarked on a mission to find high quality tea that they could sell to fellow tea lovers at a fair and affordable price.
“We have to admit that the tea-tasting process as we tried to find the tea with the best taste was not really a hardship! And when we came across that perfect tasting cup of tea, it was bliss.”
In order to keep costs low, Melissa and Kathy started this online store through which to sell their teas.
“No shop rental costs means that we can pass on lower costs to consumers and fellow tea lovers.”
Currently, Cuppa~T stocks and sells a wide variety of high quality, loose leaf teas, and the range is growing rapidly. Each tea comes in re-usable tins featuring colourful and attractive labels, and they can also be purchased in refillable bags.