Sejak ada oven baru yang working and not playing up ni, hasrat The Other Half nak makan macam2 membuak2…
SInce dia tak reti masak and tak dibenarkan masak (unless in an emergency, hahaha), I lah yang kena tadah telinga dengar dia cerita pasal benda2 yang dia nak makan ni.
And most of the things he wants to eat involves a long slow cooking process in the oven.
And I jugak lah yang kena cari the ingredients kat kedai and surf the net for a good recipe since I am a Lady of leisure kan .
This week, he wanted to try eating slow cooked beef ribs…
But I bought beef ribs and beef briskets instead of just ribs.
We decided to do beef cooked in coke. You heard right, the original coca cola, not the diet version nor the caffeine free version nor the coke zero version, hehehe….
There’s so many recipes out there on how to cook it sampai tak tau nak pilih yang mana satu.
We finally decided on just pouring the coke onto the beef in a baking tray and then slow cooking them until the meat is basically falling off the bones.
This is how they look like about an hour into cooking.
After 4 hours of slow cooking at 120°C, they are basically ready to eat.
But it wouldn’t have tasted nice with just coke to flavour the meat so I ‘painted’ on some sauce mixture on them.
I just used a mixture of BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, sweet chilli sauce, garlic, a dash of paprika, a dash of white pepper and olive oil for the sauce.
And then I transfer them onto a rack and bake them some more for about 30-40 minutes at 150°C to ‘caramelise’ the sauce.
This is how they look like after everything is done.
And then The Other Other Half said that it would be nice to have the beef with bread.
So I made ricotta and basil bread. Just use any bread dough recipe, roll it into a rectangle, then fill it with ricotta, garlic, basil and salt mixture and roll it up like a swiss roll. Cut it into the thickness you like and bake them in the oven until they turn brown.
And to tone down the richness of the meal, we had it with salad, heeeee…
But lepas tu, I increased the richness back with dessert, hahahaha….
Fruit is good for your body and soul kan. And bila makan dengan chocolate, lagi lah it will make your heart sings, hahaha .