Thursday, 20 March 2014

Shrimp Scampi

½ lb shrimps (peeled and deveined)
¼ cup butter
1 tablespoon chopped onions
½ cup white wine
Juice of ½ lemon
¼ teaspoon pepper flakes
1 small tomato (seeded and chopped) (optional)
½ Teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
½ package fettucini pasta (or any kind you like)
Curry, Bouillon/Stock cube and Salt to taste

Cook the pasta till it's soft, drain and set aside.

Wash the shrimps well and season with onions, garlic, pepper, curry, bouillon, and salt. Mix well and let stand in the refrigerator for about 15minutes.

Melt the butter in a large pan till it's bubbly. Add the seasoned shrimps and fry.

Fry the shrimps till the are pink on all sides.

Add the wine and lemon juice and cook till the stock has reduced by half.

Add the cooked pasta, tomatoes and parsley. Mix well and serve.

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
1 ¼ cups All purpose flour
½ Teaspoon baking powder
½ Teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¾ Cup granulated sugar
¼ Cup Unsalted Butter @room temp.
¾ Cup Buttermilk (recipe here)
1 Egg
Vanilla Extract
About 1 tablespoon red food color

Ingredients for the cream cheese frosting:
4oz. packaged cream cheese @room temp. (I used Philadelphia)
3 Cups of powdered/icing sugar (sifted)
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter @room temp.
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract.

Combine the first five (5) ingredients and sift into a dry bowl.

Using a handmixer (or standing mixer), beat the sugar and butter for about 5 minutes.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for another 2 minutes.

Add the milk and sifted dry ingredients and beat well.

Add the red food coloring a little at a time and mix in with a spatula.

Add more food coloring if you want more redness.

Use an ice-cream scoop to fill into cupcake liners.

Bake till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean…mine took about 15minutes.

Allow the cupcakes to cool well while you make the cream cheese frosting:
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and beat well with your mixer till it's smooth. Spread on top of your cooled cupcakes and then garnish with whatever topping you have. ENJOY!!!

For people who want to buy the cupcake maker, click on this link