Ramai family on Saturday or Sunday nite they have an extra special dinner.
I guess these 2 nights yang the cook in the family selalunya ada extra time to create masterpieces in the kitchen kan.
But kalau kat Msia, masa musim kenduri kahwin, masa Saturday and Sunday nite lah the cooks tak masak sebab dah kenyang makan lauk pauk kenduri, hehehe.
Tapi sebab tuan blog ni tinggal kat Perth yang jarang2 ada kenduri kahwin (ada kenduri kahwin tapi diaorang tak jemput I, hahaha), so Saturday and Sunday nite memang lah I kena masak extra special sikit.
And selalunya yang pandai memintak2 nak makan macam2 ni cuma The Other Half aje lah.
The Little Misses hanya boleh pasrah and redho makan aje apa yg Mum masak, hahahaha…
Tonite, The Other Half teringin nak makan chicken kiev, a dish ,\made famous in the 70s.
I tanya lah dia whether Mak dia slalu masak chicken kiev masa dia kecik2 dulu, tu yg dia mengidam nak makan.
Dia kata, “no way I got this when I was growing up. that’s why I want to have it now .”
So, isteri mithali dia pun masak kan lah chicken kiev for him for dinner tadi.
It’s basically chicken breast with a garlic butter filling, coated in breadcrumb and then pan-fried until the breadcrumb is golden.
Then baked in the oven until the chicken is fully cooked,
I made cauliflower n broccoli gratin to go with the chicken kiev, and tak lupa some chips as well .
But my chicken kiev semua bocor, the butter meleleh keluar instead of staying put in the ‘pocket’, hehehe.
So, what I did was I collected all the butter pooling in the roasting pan and put it in a jug and pour it on top of the kiev masa nak makan tadi.
But the garlic and basil flavour semua dah meresap masuk ke dalam the chicken breast during the cooking process so it was still extremely good and tasty.
It was a superb dish, as long as you don’t overcook the chicken breast or else the chicken will be dry and tak sedap.
No wonder lah it was so famous in the 70s kan!
And this is the cauliflower and broccoli gratin which is basically steamed veges in white cheesy sauce and topped with breadcrumb and grilled.
I jarang masak cauliflowers sebab they just taste so bland and takde oomph mana pun.
But since it is in Season during Autumn and Winter which means that they are cheap to buy, tu yang teringin nak masak tonite.
And bila masak in gratin, it tasted wonderful, hehehe…
But kalau everytime masak the cauliflowers in cheesy sauce, habislah gemuk we all kan, hahahaha.