Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Menu for the Sick

I took over kitchen duties when Mama was sick. Not having gained a black belt in culinary art (yet), I don't have that many recipes memorised. But I do know that Mama needs something simple yet nutritious. Wanna know what they are?

Scallops! Glorious scallops! Two kilos of them beauties.....fresh from Sabah.
Simple soup: Chopped garlic, shallots, bruised lemongrass, bird chilies, water, knob of butter.
Add scallops when water is boiling away. Season with salt and pepper.
Close up! Slurp!!!!
Brad's note: Mama had her scallop soup served with white rice but I prefer wholegrain bread to mop up the gravy. The scallops took only about two minutes to cook. The flesh becomes hard if you cook them for too long. Yummm......har har har *evil laughs*

This cooking lesson has been brought to you by Celebrity MasterCatChef BRAD PITT!!!!

47 comments:

masterwordsmith said...

Hope your mama recovers soon. Send her my love!!!

By the way, I am also sick.

Can you kindly courier the same delightful dishes to Penang?

*slurp*

:-)

Thank you!!!

Selamat berpuasa!

Salam

Sharz said...

peliknye benda nie..tak pernah makan lagi..nampak sedap!!! =)

mokjadeandell said...

musim kena pantang dan sakit puasa kali ni.my mama cannot eat anything itchy and cold.poor soul
love
ninasandag

Nur Misnan said...

hoho.. sodapnya.. Aunty nur tak pernah cuba.. bagus utk pesakit demam dan flu. ada serai..

Kjelle Bus said...

That soup looks really jummy !
Hope your mommie feel better real soon !

Tamago said...

Ohhhh yum!! You are quite talented chef, Brad Pitt! These dishes sure boost mon's recovery!

aby said...

hope mama recover soon ..
n dont forget to qodho the puasa later ...

selamat berpuasa ...

CATachresis said...

How cruel to bruise the lemongrass!!! What’s it done to deserve that? ;)

Hope mama is better real soon xox

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you are soooooo bad!! (your talk about the flesh lol)

I want to come to your house for dinner!

meowwmania said...

wahh nampak sedappp...

Brad meh dtg rmh aunty, aunty pon sakit nih ^^

Sandy of erwinandsandy.com said...

Sounds very yummy, but Masterchef you need to put more effort in garnishing it hahahaha

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
Hmm....I think the package will be hijacked by the couriermen before it reaches you. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Sharz,
Sedap tu! Cubalah cari dan masak. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ninasandaq,
Your Mama needs tender loving care. Lots of it too. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Nur,
Pergilah beli kat pasar. Sedap! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kjelle Bus,
It's better than finger licking good, I tell ya! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tamago san,
I also got heaps of cuddles afterwards. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
She is still sick but not as bad as before. Kita kucing, mana ada kena puasa ke, qadha ke..... har har har *

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caro,
I'm the brutal chef who not only bruise lemongrass but also boil them. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
As long as Curtis tags along. Deal? I'll cook up a storm for you. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Jejebon tak pandai masak ke? har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
This is what I call the rustic style. No need for garnishing. Eat them straight from the wok. har har har *evil laughs*

Au and Target said...

OK when are we having lunch? Looks amazing :-)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au, Target & Guido,
Lunch? What about dinner and supper too? har har har *evil laughs*

hud aikara said...

mmmm..looks yummy!

LP said...

Ohhh.Yummy!! Daddyman LOVES scallops! Now if only we could get LP to serve them up!! HOpe it made your Mama feel better :)


the critters in the cottage xo

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

DOOD! We'd love that soup, but the humans wouldn't. Which brings me to the point: We should TOTALLY make this soup at our home! More for us! None for the humans! SCORE!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uwan nak jugak ke? Tapi kongsi dengan Uya tau! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
Your Daddyman is my kind of man, as every man worth his salt must like scallops. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Rykers Boyz n Allie,
Welcome to my crazypants world! Oh yeah.....me love me scallops. har har har *evil laughs*

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Oh yummy scallop bestnya from Sabah lagi tu.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG dear,
I think it is my job to bring forward the Sabah agenda.....that includes highlighting the state's succulent seafood. har har har *evil laughs*

ninotaziz said...

A yo yo...you think Auntie Ninot can cook this up?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Ninot,
YES YOU CAN! har har har *evil laughs*

Al-Manar said...

Bulan puasa bukan masa membuka selera. Jangan ikut tabiat kucing lapar dan makan tak tentu masa.Hantam apa saja. Ekor dan kepala.

Selamat berpuasa. Tinggal separuh sahaja

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
Mama kita kata tak baik dengki kat kucing tau! Dah kita kucing, tak wajib puasa. Bayar fitrah pun tidak. Lainlah manusia, kan? har har har *evil laughs*

orbit said...

Ooooohh, mouthwatering! Please send some our way, for me AND dad, of course!!

Uncle Lee said...

HOLY SMOKE! Can I come over for dinner? Wow! You really impress me. Outstanding!
I love this dish, anything from the sea I suka, except sharks and whale meat.

I can just hear the sounds of the scallops sizzling in the pan....
So? If you invite me for lunch, whats the menu like?
Ha ha ha.
Have a nice weekend.
Lee.

Uncle Lee said...

Hey Cat, may I have your kind consent nak copy the 3rd pic of the scallops sizzling in the kwali. Boleh ke?
Ok, outang you teh tarek lambong tinggi and pasembur.

I love that pic, will display it next day, credit you of course, 'a sexy cat's cooking'. Or 'A kool Kat's cooking'. Wheeeeeeeee!
Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hey Orbit! Long time no see. Of course, the DHL man will be at your doorstep pronto. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Whoa! You love scallops too? I hate it when my Mama goes outstation but love it when she comes back with all these wonders from the sea.

If you were to visit us, the menu will....errr.....whatever is in the fridge! You know my Mama....she never plans our menu. She likes to surprise us.

No prob. You have my permission. Just quote me as MasterCatChef Brad Pitt. Har har har *evil laughs*

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, thank you.....will display when I next post about sex.....Oooops, food.
Have a great weekend.
Lee.

Repositório said...

We are very saddened by the death of Aimee.
Thanks for the encouraging words on our blog.
Hugs, Marilia

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
You are incorrigible!!! har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Marillia,
Aimee will be missed. (((((HUGS)))))

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

The Rowdies would like to know if they may join your Mama for lunch.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
Are the Rowdies sick too? har har har *evil laughs*