OPS primary school friends/buddies came over for a 13pax dinner this evening on 9dec2016. ^^
a friend brought a christmas toy gift – so nice! daughters will love it. 🙂
first was the usual pumpkin tofu dish prepared by my helper. she fried the cut tofu & roasted the pumpkin the evening before & cut the yellow onions for me.
i dressed the salad with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar & honey 2 hrs before.
for the rockets, i dressed it just before serving to keep fresh. otherwise will be soggy.
this a dish all my friends like always.
today’s miso cod was the usual good standard, quite consistent. 3 days miso marinade 13mins in 250degC oven. quite straight forward.
i like this dish. the marinade made the cod a bit firmer, still the oily, flaky texture.
taste was wonderful, and the parts near the bones especially nice. i think all my friends liked it.
these were classified as salmon trimmings but these lot was better w/o bones.
it’s a bit potluck.
anyway it was a wonderful dish.
nicely grilled (15mins at 250degC), very tasty, & flavourful oily fish belly/trimming.
one friend though doesn’t like salmon – make a note for next time.
this was a large serving, about 800g, all finished. ^^
i made the slow roasted belly pork again.
dish done & served a bit late. didn’t have time to take photo, so used an old photo.
quite tasty pork with sauce, but crispy skin was a failure, so had to cut it off. anyhow pork all finished.
a friend doesn’t take beef & doesn’t like chicken thigh.
it was ok but i couldn’t grill/brown the skin well. first my ceramic coated non-stick pan was holding the pink sauce for seafood pasta & i was lazy to transfer & wash the pan. but also the breast skin tends to shrink a bit unlike the thigh which is quite taut.
as seen from the photo before the above photo, the chicken was tender & moist, and juicy & quite tasty from the brining, sans the crispy skin. sigh!
i did a seafood (prawn & squid) pasta in pink sauce.
pasta was al dente & sauce had excellent tomato flavour, very tasty with stock from prawn heads & shell.
a nice, delicious pasta everyone liked.
my helper made the prawn & chicken alio olio this evening.
her alio olio usually better than me. this evening it was quite ok, not here best but still delicious.
i had 2 pieces of 150day grain fed black angus ribeye, about 300g each.
this the favoruite for everyone. very tender, sweet, excellent steak.
for the second steak, a friend helped me arranged the cherry tomatoes & rockets after i rested the steak & sliced it, and dressed the salad for him to arrange.
a friend brought a very nice macadamia cake🍰🎂from amara hotel.
a friend brought fruits 🍎🍐.
another lapis sagu+ durian kuehs 🍱,
another potty red wine🍷, & one Christmas toy+present for everyone 🎄🎁
another brought bak kua.
everyone had great fun and laughter.
one friend entertain us with his usual standup comedy – chiao ka peng .. ^^
& he even discover a disciple this evening…
all in all very enjoyable evening with good friends for 51years.