Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Gang-Gai Chicken

Hello foodies…do you love Thai food? This recipe is for authentic Thai Curry Chicken a.k.a Gang-Gai chicken. I was actually surprised to learn that there is no curry whatsoever in this dish so I was wondering why they call it "Curry" Chicken…Anyway, it's my favorite Thai food and I enjoy it very spicy. It's really easy to make (took me about 30mins including prep time) and the ingredients are readily available so I hope you give it a try...

2 chicken breast (cut into strips)
1 Tablespoon of Thai curry paste
1 Cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Garlic Chilli Sauce
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Sliced Red and Green Peppers
Bamboo Shoots
1 Tablespoon Dry pepper flakes (more/less depending on how spicy you like)
Green Peas
Chopped Onions
A few Thai basil leaves…or regular basil

Add the vegetable oil to a skillet, add the curry paste and fry for about 3 minutes and then add the chicken.

Mix on medium low heat till the chicken is cooked through.

Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil for about 5minutes.

After about 5 minutes, add the pepper, garlic chili sauce and fish sauce. Then add the vegetables. Add the basil last.

Take down almost immediately after adding the basil and serve with Jasmine rice…ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

French Toast Rolls

4 slices of bread
Cream cheese/Nutella
1 egg
A dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Beat the eggs with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, milk and cinnamon and set aside.

Chop the strawberries into small bits, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and set aside too.

Use a rolling pin to flatten one slice of bread.

Cut off the edges of the flattened bread

Spread the cream cheese on one side of the bread and then top with strawberries

Roll the bread up and dip into the egg mixture.

Add some vegetable oil to a skillet and fry the toast

Flip the rolls till all the sides have browned

ENJOY with your loved one!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Chef of the week

Happy Sunday ladies and gentlemen. I am glad to be back on track with chichiscuisine. After a long and well deserved break, I am pleased to introduce you to the first chef of the year. 

Full Name: Tamunoimiegbam David Jones
Date of Birth: December 19th
State of Origin: Rivers State
Occupation: Chemist
Hobbies: Sight seeing and adventures.
Favorite Food: Any nice dish
Likes: Honesty and Being Real
Dislikes: Cheats and Lies
Word of advice to ChiChisCuisine: I am certain you'll go places just keep the good work going!

Thanks to Imiegbam for FINALLY sending me a picture. She has made a couple of dishes from the blog but always complains that she's too lazy to take pictures and send to me. Haha. Anyway, thank God she finally decided to send a picture of this delicious plantain salsa (click here for recipe).

Imiegbam is my friend, sister from another mother, confidant and neighbor. So you know what that means? She is a chichiscuisine taster. Here are a few pictures I could find. lol

Hehe, I LOVE YOU too Mimi…please don't beat me for sharing your pics with err'1.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Fish and Vegetables

I always wondered how I could survive without meat. Now I know I can...thanks to my friend Yosra who is a pescetarian. She visited me yesterday and I had no idea what to serve her since all I had was meat based. Well, I somehow whipped up something "fishy" for her and I'm glad she loved it. Best of all is that it was really easy to make and VERY HEALTHY yet so tasty. So I'm glad to share this recipe with everyone…Here it goes!

Fish of any kind (I used tilapia fillet)
1 Large Idaho Potato (Irish Potato)
Some broccoli
Baby Carrots
Green Peppers
A dash of curry
A dash of garlic
A dash of crushed pepper
A dash of vegetable oil
Salt to taste.
Pls ignore the cinnamon spice…don't know how it made it to the pic. lol.

Skin the potatoes and cut into thin slices. Wash and combine all the ingredients (except the fish) in a mixing bowl and mix well. Season the fish (like you did the vegetables) in a different bowl then lay everything out on a foil-lined baking pan and bake.

I'm not big on fish but this was such a hit i think i love fish now. Haha.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Valentine Pancakes

Buttermilk pancake mix (click here)
4 drop of red food coloring
Maple syrup
Heart shaped cookie cutter

Mix the pancake batter in a big bowl

Divide the batter into two equal halves.

Add the red food coloring to one half of the batter.

Fry the pancakes

Use the cookie cutter to cut out a heart shape from each pancake

Put the red heart into the plain cake and the plain heart into the red cake.

Surprise your loved one with this breakfast in bed and do have a HAPPY VALENTINE!!!