Monday, June 12, 2006

Beef Stew for Japan vs Australia

Agrh... Japan LOST! 3-1 to Australia. Both teams were seen to be too exhausted after 3/4 of the game. Weather reported to be a little above 30'C. Boohoo.... Australia made a stunning come-back during the last minutes. 3 goals back-to-back. 3 pointers for them there. The winning sure's gonna be a big help with their match against Brazil.

Earlier, I was tuning in
Sinar FM (malaysia radio channel) and there's this caller who predicted Japan would lose. How much he ain't sure but losing that's for sure. The deejay laughed in mockery. Another caller went on-air and predicted a 1-0 win on Japan. So I thougt too. Anyhow, Yo mate... if you had done any serious betting on this match, you won BIG TIME huh! : )

Well... all's done... Oh before I get all jittery about the match, I made beef stew for tonight's dinner. You know, to power me up for tonigh's matches. Oh... am I glad to have had made dessert. A little sweetness after that bitter lost is what I need now...
Fresh Avocado dose with Condense Milk

Beef Stew

Ingredients for Beef Stew
beef shoulder - sliced
(marinated with fennel & sesame seeds overnight)
1 large onion - chopped roughly
2 garlic - chopped
0.5cm young ginger - smashed
2 tomatoes - blanched & chopped
1 bell pepper - roasted & chopped
3 cups water
1 potato - cubed
1 carrot - sliced thickly
salt to taste
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 cube Knorr Ikan Bilis (opt)
crushed black pepper
2 bay leaves
dried oregano
chinese parsley - chopped
dried raisins
olive oil
1 stick salted butter
Heat olive oil and butter and saute onion, garlic and ginger in low fire. Add in beef slices and stir till beef change colour. Add in blanched tomatoes and roasted bell pepper. Pour in water. Add in potatoes and carrots. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Add in salt, soy sauce, tomato sauce, Knorr ikan bilis, crushed black pepper, bay leaves and oregano. Simmer with lid covered. Lastly, add in dried raisins. Swith-off fire after the potatoes cooked. Sprinkle chinese parsley just before serving. Note - Always have it in low fire as to tenderise and cook the beef. Lid must be on at all times. I reckon the mixture taste better the next day as all ingredients will infuse together. Mixture will thicken too. Anyhows, it's still great for tonight.


Blogger amilia said...

hai lah dear...wat can u not cook? tell me???

16 June, 2006 11:59  

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