wife organised a 18pax CNY family makan & chill gathering.
I made a fun & delicious tapas+pasta+steak lunch-
1 teriyaki salmon belly
2 flamed miso belly pork
3 red wine oven slow braised fresh prime ribs
4 grilled chicken thighs with thai red curry onions dip
5 oven grilled vegetables
6 chorizo prawns
7 tagliata di manzo – pan-grilled usda prime ribeye
aunty bes made her famous dishes-
8 deepfried chicken wings
9 cheese sausage spaghetti
10 chicken & prawn alio olio
wife’s nephew K has 4 teenagers & pre-teens, so aunty bes chicken wing is a regular popular item.
i made the usual teriyaki miso salmon belly. everyone’s favourite dish today! ^^
salmon steak too chunky & satiating, so belly with oil & roasted, making it less oily & very flavourful (oil spread over) and firmer texture, is just the perfect preparation..
& nicely garnished with dill from my garden! ^^
just light soy sauce, miso, chopped garlic & ginger marinade 2-3 days in chiller then grilled in 250degC oven for 15mins…
i made a pan roast chicken thigh with thai red curry…no thai yellow curry so i used thai red curry, which is spicier!
it was just frozen boneless leg (no effort to debone & just costing S$7.95 for 2kg 8 pieces large thigh + leg). seasoned, fried skin down golden brown, perfect tender & juicy & the thai chilli with coconut milk an ideal dip/condiment…
i made red wine pork ribs…good too..all walloped finish! ^^
browned on non-stick pan, seasoned with mustard, red wine, coarse black pepper, korean yuzu jelly (can use honey), garlic, red onions, scallions etc, and slow braised in 95degC oven for 6hrs…
same slow braise 95degC oven 6hrs method for miso belly pork..just that i flamed it before serving…nice bbq/smoked flavours & more tender than pork ribs..
chorizo prawns another crowd favourite….wonderful, wonderful dish…
& so easy to prepare…
fry garlic cloves, sliced onions, chilli padi, 12 pieces sliced chorizo..off fire…add white wine & intense chicken stock, then reduce…add red pepper of red chilli for colour & vegetable balance…
when serving, just add prawns (seasoned with fish sauce & white pepper & cover while pan/pan heats up. cook the prawns just right, bouncy, fresh, sweet, not overcooked.
aunty bes did her 2 pastas – cheese sausage pasta (forgot to take photo), and the alio olio..
a great round up after the tapas dishes…
& as the highlight & curtain closer for the great fun family makan, i had usda prime ribeye served as tagliata di manzo, on a bed of cherry tomatoes & rockets…2 servings of 350g 1′ ribeye steak. ^^
the steaks were super, tender melt in the mouth, even the fats…everyone loved this!
a memorable lunch for family..good food great time together…