Recipes from Pineapple
Hi, Its been long since I post anything. I’ve been very busy lately with attending courses on sewing ….clothes and curtains. I have future plans towards this profession when I move back to Shah Alam. Coincidently with the recent Eid celebration ie Hari Raya Aidilfitri I have to pause all my other activities to concentrate on preparing orders for Pineapple and Strawberry Tart cookies.
I am not a professional chef. I prepare simple meals for my family. But when I put food on the table I will make sure the meals look versatile and interesting to create good appetite to eat. Be versatile on the colours of your dishes. A good example add a few cuts of ripe pineapple on your meal you prepare as the golden colour will enhance the food presentation.
Let’s try something a little bit of hot and spicy dish. Malaysians like to make ‘ sambal belacan” ie chilli paste pounded with shrimp. Add some ripe cut pineapples to it and you will love the aroma of the dish not to mention the mouth-watering taste !!!
PINEAPPLE WITH SHRIMP- CHILI PASTE
SAMBAL BELACAN NENAS
1/2 cup ripe pineapple/nenas masak
2 red chillies/cili merah
5 bird’s-eye chillies/ cili api
2cm shrimp paste/belacan
salt and sugar to taste/garam dan gula
Pound all chillies with shrimp paste,
Add salt and sugar,
Add pineapple cuts pound again and serve.
Some people like to grill a few minutes of the shrimp paste it taste better !!
Notes about this recipe: If you run out of idea what to prepare for lunch or dinner and your family likes something savoury and hot, this pineapple recipe is a good choice.
1/2 fresh pineapple cut into medium slices
1/2 kg lean beef cut into medium slices
10 pcs dried chillies blended
2 stalks lemon grass, sliced.
2cm ginger sliced like match stick
1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1cup plain water
2 tablespoon black soy sauce
2 pcs onions sliced
4 pcs shallot sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1. Mix beef with salt, black soy sauce set aside then fry until slightly tender.
2.In a separate pan saute onions and shallots until brown then stir in dried chillies and lemon grass.
3. Add ginger, cinnamon powder, vinegar,water into the chillies mixture stir awhile until slightly thick.
4. Add beef stir until mix well .
5. Add cut pineapple and brown sugar.
1 pkt jelly
1 tin evaporated milk
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup custard floor( add 1/4 cup water stir well before insert into mixture)
some red and green cherries cut into halves
6 cups of water
1 tin round-cut pineapple, separate the juice.
1 tsp pineapple flavour
1. Bring to boil jelly with water .
2. Add sugar stir well.
3.Add custard flour and pineapple juice stir again.
4.Add milk reduce to low heat stir consistently.
5.Add emulco/essence stir again.
5. Cut pineapple into 2 and insert into the mixture until boil but do not over cook the cut pineapple.
6.Pour into bowl or dish. ( Optionally you can garnish with the red and green cherries in the centre of the cut pineapple