As you know, I like to collect pots and pans .
But all the pots and pans yang I collect memang I guna lah instead of tersorok at the back of the kitchen cabinets.
We have a set of pots and 1 pan that is nearly 17 years old already (The Other Half’s aunt gave them to us as a wedding present). They are quite a good brand so tu yang they last until now.
But, satu aje yang makes me a bit unhappy.
Sejak kahwin sampai sekarang, I still tak dapat season my wok macam all the woks yang you boleh nampak kat dapur2 asian restaurants/ stalls tu!
I selalu teringin nak dapat woks yang hitam legam cantik tak melekat macam diaorang guna.
Dulu2, memang I tak tau macam mana nak season the wok.
Sekarang ni, senang aje, just surf the net and voila! you can find all they ways on how to season it.
I’ve seasoned a few woks before tapi still tak cantik jugak!
(Sampaikan pernah berangan nak bawak my woks to any asian restaurants and mintak tolong diaorang season kan the woks for me aje! hahahaha)
So, tadi I spent some time surfing the net some more and then spend some more time in the kitchen reseasoning my wok trying to make it that lovely dark colour.
Half way there juga akhir nya, not yet black but getting there, hehehehe….
Hopefully, by frequent use, the wok will turn into that lovely black colour just like the ones that can be found at the asian restaurants/ gerai.
(Sebelum ni, the wok was the usual silver carbon steel colour lah).
Pantangnya selepas di season ni cuma satu aje - don’t ever use detergent bila basuh the wok, cuma basuh dengan hot water and non-abrasive sponge/brush.
Kalau you guna detergent, you have to season it again!
Now I feel like going to the asian grocery shop tomorrow to buy some more woks of different sizes just to try my hand at this seasoning business until I can get them to turn black, hahahaha….
(Pastu, bolehlah I ambik upah seasoning woks for people kan, kihkihkihkihkih…..).
But tadi for dinner, instead of using my newly seasoned wok, I just used the normal pot and pan aje untuk masak dinner.
Dah, The Other Half mintak pasta so malas lah I nak masak pasta in the wok kan, nanti orang kata
mengada ngada tak authentic italian lah, hehehe….
Caca merba beef pasta with green salad and homemade bread.
(I made a mixture of beef stroganoff+pesto+ entah apa2, tu yang caca merba, hahahaha.)
I made pesto using basil leaves, garlic, walnuts and parmesan. Then I added a bit of the home-made tomato pasta sauce so the colour wouldn’t be so green and to thin it a bit.
The I sauteed some thinly sliced beef and sliced button mushroom. Bila dah masak, I added the pesto mixture and a bit of water. At the end of the cooking, I added some sour cream, salt and pepper.
Then add the cooked pasta into the cooked beef pesto sauce and gaul sampai sebati and hidang.
I didn’t get any complaints from anyone (not even from those 2 girls yang memang tak suka langsung2 button mushrooms) so I guess the taste wasn’t bad lah kan. They put aside all the sliced mushrooms but they ate the rest .
Miss 8 siap bertambah so kenalah tu dengan tekak dia, hikhikhikhik.