We had some simple home-cooked food on Earth Hour Day. We had an early dinner in order to ensure all lights are off by 8.30pm.
I decided to cook Belacan Fried Chicken. After browsing through some recipes in the net, I modified it and made my own version of Belacan Fried Chicken.
Firstly, I marinated the chicken (about 400g) for 3 hours.
Blend the following ingredients into paste
1. small cube of belacan ( I used Cheng Kim Chuan brand )
2. 5 cloves of garlic
3. 5-6 chili padi
4. some curry leaves (optional)
Then, add 2 tablespoon of light soya sauce, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, 1/2teaspoon of salt.
I coated the chicken with flour and fry, in fact, I used multi-purposes frying powder only.
I used rice bran oil for frying, which is a healthier option for frying, as it can stands with high heat and will not get oxidized easily.
This is my first time cooking Belacan Fried Chicken, hmm....not bad though, my mum and bf also said it tasted good! I am so happy, motivated to cook more haha.
We also cooked Tom Yam soup
With little bit of Tom Yam paste, slice some ginger, garlic, onions, lemon grass with some carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, few chicken and prawns pieces.
The Omelet with Chinese celery, cooked by my boy friend.
So, we were done with the 2 simple dishes and one soup, ready for dinner!
After dinner, there we go, off the lights in support of Earth Hour. Most importantly, let's try to change our lifestyle from now on to save our planet!