A long time ago, living in a country where the majority of the population is non Muslim used to mean that halal stuff is so difficult to get.
Even 10 years back when we were living in Adelaide, there were only 2 halal butchers operating in the whole of Adelaide.
Luckily one of the butchers was in the middle of the city so we didn’t have to go that far to get our meat supple but the choice of what we could get was quite limited.
For example, there was only 1 type of sausage available which for us at that time was heaven enough, hehehe…
And it was difficult to get processed meat like salami and pepperoni. We had to go quite further from our house to get the stock.
Then when we moved to Perth, it was like living in a completely different country altogether!
Halal butchers everywhere which was heaven .
There’s even one 5 minutes away jalan kaki from our house!
And now it’s made even easier when some of the supermarkets stock halal meat especially chicken.
The latest thing to be available is the halal turkey range.
We normally buy the frozen turkey breast or thigh that comes in a prepacked box because that was the only thing available.
But in the past few weeks, I’ve bought turkey shanks, marinated turkey thighs and turkey mince at the meat aisle section.
They taste different compared to chicken but still not too bad as another source of protein.
Last night for dinner, I made meatloaf using turkey mince.
I tak suka sangat meatloaf ni but The Other Half and the girls like it.
So, malam tadi I made meatloaf after many moons not making it.
I used fresh breadcrumb, turkey mince, diced poloni, diced onion, BBQ sauce, Hoisin sauce, chicken stock powder, dried mixed herbs and pepper to make up the meatloaf.
Put the mixture in a loaf pan and bake it in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.
Take it out and squirt a mixture of BBQ sauce and tomato sauce on the top and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
We had it with a slice of buttered toasted bread and sauteed asparagus with garlic breadcrumb.
the sauteed asparagus with garlic breadcrumb.
The Other half said it was really nice. He said it’s different from the usual beef mince meatloaf sebab less fatty and oily. He had 3 pieces of the meatloaf so I guess kenalah sangat2 dengan tekak dia kan .
And ini pulak our Iftar spread.
I made spring rolls which I baked in the oven instead of frying them, tu yg kaler dia pale sgt2. Then I also made jemput2 pisang makan dgn maple syrup.
And also the fresh and dried fruit platter of course.