Monday, June 28, 2010

My "easy peasy" cooking

I like to cook something simple on the weekend, just for my boys and myself. Most of the time, you can see sweet and sour anchovies in their bento, some people thought that is sambal anchovies, actually not.

One of my friend ask me how to cook this simple dish, so here you go.....


After wash the anchovies, dried with kitchen towel, then heat more oil in the pan, put in the anchovies and fried till brown.


this is the three items and sugar.....


after the anchovies turn brown like this, drain the oil then put the anchovies back to the pan again. Add sugar, stir well, then add in tomatoes sauce and chili sauce (if your kids can take chili sauce) I will put a bit, as Cruz like "stronger" taste.


after stir well the tomatoes sauce with sugar then last add some vinegar to add on the sourish...


tada!! Done. Easy???


After i read this no sweat dish from STP blog, i decide i want to give it a try. Really easy, i bought those ready chopped chicken piece back, so i don't need to chop. hahahhahahha
Follow same recipe as STP, but i add some chicken stock with water in it, no soya sauce or salt, it taste ok. Sweet taste and something like herbal chicken. You might want to give it a try too? This is what i called "easy peasy" cooking. :)


24 comments:

smallkucing said...

eee...just like STP post wor...I lazy fry...so normally steam chcikn kakaka

reanaclaire said...

the ikan bilis add in kacang tanah also nice.. :) eat with porridge, best!!

Inspired Momx1 said...

The 1st one can be served as snack and easy peasy leh. Must give it a try one day as my boy likes crunchy stuff.;)

coffeesncookies said...

looks good, esp the ikan bilis..
i cannot never fry it crispy and my Amber is # 1 ikan bilis fansee...

L'abeille said...

Wah..with the baby now, I think it's time to learn Easy Peasy cooking tips from you already. I'm going to try it out! Thanks :D

Lovely Mummy said...

like the dishes, my kid likes to eat anchovies. I will try it. thanks.,.. :)

mnhl said...

Would love to try the fried anchovies your style. Both my kids love them so much.

mommy to chumsy said...

Mmmmm....yummy. I think i'll try the anchovies dish :D

Annie Q said...

smallkucing: steam at least more healthy, but fry more yummy but not good for health! LOL!!!

reanaclaire: i am not a kacang person and my boys too. :P

Inspired Momx1: yea, even myself also love the anchovies dish.

coffeesncookies: aiyo, this is "wet wet water" for you la. To fried the crispy ikan bilis.

L'abeille: hahahhaha, hope you like it.

Lovely Mummy: i think all kids like anchovies ya?

mnhl: kids just love anchovices, don't they? With some sauce add it, it will make another different.

mommy to chumsy: happy trying, and hope you like it.

suituapui said...

LOL!!! So you've tried. Nice, eh? Something like herbal chicken, true! Steam longer - will taste sweeter and nicer. Really no sweat cooking, so easy!!!

I can't try the sweet and sour anchovies - can't take so much. May trigger gout attack! Sobs!!!

Pete said...

Sometimes I also cook anchovies this way....easy and nice! LOL!

Mummy to QiQi said...

thanks for sharing the new way of cooking ikan bilis. my kids love it, but i have no idea except to just fry or make sambal with it (but the boys can't take spicy).

Mommy Ling said...

I like the fried anchovies especially serve with rice. Normally i will toss in with taucu sauce.

LittleLamb said...

to me....stil consider a lot of work le...hv to fry, add this add that, then wash.....

*m a lazy mama*

but for the soup..maybe i'll try it cos i like hot n soupy stuff ;p

janice said...

the anchiovies.. is yummy.. hm... thanks for the recipes.. hehehe

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prince n princess mum said...

Simply yummy!

mom2ashleyaidan said...

looks good!!!

Annie Q said...

STP: Yes, i steam longer, i steam about 40 mins, the meat not dry and hard, but still very juicy and tender!
Yea, me too, love anchovies a lot, but cannot take much, so have to control! HAHAHHAA

Pete: Yes! Kids love it a lot!

Mummy to QiQi: I don't like sambal, and my boys don't take sambal too, so the way using tomatoes and a bit chili sauce, kids love it, and we adult too!

Mommy Ling: Oh, toss with taucu sauce? How you do that lei? Maybe can share the recipe too?

LittleLamb: The anchovies dish, very easy, just fry a bit, and add everything in, then done!!
That chicken dish is not a soup, but i add more water, so it look like soup. Can add the gravy/soup to the rice, kids like it.

Janice: happy trying!

prince n princess mum: yes, simple = yummy. hahahhaha

mom2ashleyaidan: thanks!

coffeesncookies said...

eh.. i can never get the bilis crispy. my fussy hubs always complains. u soak the bilis or not ?

cleffairy said...

LOLOL... I know how to make the ikan bilis too...but the only difference is I just use thai sauce and nothing else. More malas wan the recipe! :P

Health Freak Mommy said...

The anchovies dish is making me salivate now, I love this!

CH Voon said...

is it call sour anchovies? the outcome look great and yummy as well.

put more chili lagi sedap

jacss said...

my anchovy boy (that's his nick name being skinny :P) will sure like the ikan bilis dish coz ikan bilis is his favourite too. tks for sharing, i might give it a try next when i cook nasi lemak for them :D