Pineapple with Prawns in Coconut Cream
Masak Lemak Nenas Bersama Udang
1 Semi ripe pineapple/ nenas separuh masak
1 bowl coconut cream
250 gm Prawn size M/udang bersaiz sedang
5 pcs bird’s eye chilies/ cili burung/api
salt and sugar /garam dan gula
red cilies /cili merah
1 pc lemon grass/ serai
1 large onion} sliced
5 red onions }pound with shallots
2 pcs shallots }
1) Cut pineapple 1.5cm thick .
2)Cook onions pounded with chilies, lemon grass and 1/4 portion of coconut cream on slow fire .
3)Insert anchovies and prawns stir on medium fire.
4)Last but not least add pineapple ,salt and sugar, stir 10 minutes, add balance 3/4 portion of coconut cream until well cook.
5)Serve and garnish with red chilies.
This is the last day of September. surprisingly I manage to squeeze some time, in fact couple of days to submit a few posts, something which I rarely have the time to do previously. However I have budgeted the time to research this subject as health, nutrition and weight management is my main aim which set to achieve within the next 3 months!!!
Writing these posts means reminding myself that I am bound to follow what I write. Most importantly I must follow some quick tips religiously to maintain my ideal weight. ( My BMI has shot to 26! ) My ideal BMI is 25. Ooops!!! that’s quite high. Well I have to intensify my activities to burn calories and watch my diet. That means loosing 7700 calories to lose 1 kg of my body weight. Sound’s like impossible to achieve. Like I mentioned in my previous posts I am not a person who like to diet. I eat what I like ,that’s the reason why I am what I eat… So, to get back my ideal BMI I have to work hard in my weight management.
I am now starting to draw line in my calorie intake and follow these quick tips on eating lots of vegetables and fruits by :-
1. Keeping my kitchen stocked with ingredients from the Healthy Eating Pyramid… concentrate on vegetables , fruits and protein. Always keeping fruits like pineapple, strawberries, bananas, apple etc on the table and at the front rows in my fridge. This is one way I will always eat it.
2.Taking my daily meals by filling half the plate with vegetables of other varieties.
3.Choosing vegetables and fruits that are packed with more nutrients and slow digested carbs.
4. Trying to cook a health recipe that always include pineapple that can be eaten raw, making a dish, or even snack.
5.Taking at least low-fat dairy products with less sodium as health snack like yogurt and fiber cereals.
I just made a pineapple recipe and using strawberries which is a health snack.
PINEAPPLE AND STRAWBERRY YOGURT SHAKE
1/2 cup cut pineapples
1/2 cup strawberries cut lengthwise
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
Combine all ingredients.
Put in a blender.
Puree at medium speed until thick and smooth.
Place about 15 mins in the fridge and serve.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I will reveal some of my recipe collections which relates to pineapples…
PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE
NASI GORENG NENAS
1/2 bowl of white rice/nasi putih
1 tbl/sp cooking oil/minyak masak
1 medium sized chopped onion/bawang
1 piece shallot/bawang putih
8 pcs medium sized fresh prawns/udang segar
1 tea/sp pounded dried prawn/udang kering
1/2 cup chopped pineapples/nenas dipotong kecil
1/4 cup mixed vegetable/sayuran campur
1 tea/sp seasoning/serbuk perasa
a pinch of salt/garam halus
1. Saute onions until fragrant.
2. Add in dried prawns and fresh prawns.
3.Add rice and then stir , add together mixed-vege and chopped pineapple and mix well.
4. Put in seasoning and salt to taste.
5. Serve garnish with cut chillies and spring onions.