Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recipe: Alicia's meatloaf

Type: Side
Servings: 2
Category: Halal

350g ground beef or any meat of your choice
1 egg
1/2 chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 cup diced carrot
50g breadcrumbs
20g grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoon tomato sauce
Mixed Italian herbs

1. Stir fry garlic and onion about 2-3 minutes till caramelized then add to ground beef.

2. Mix in diced carrots (I steamed to soften), breadcrumb, cheddar, a tablespoon of Italian herbs, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper.

3. Add a beaten egg to combine.

4. Pour mixture onto deep rectangular baking tray and even out surface.

5. Bake in oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

6. Take out and pour tomato sauce onto surface and bake again for 15 minutes at 200°C

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Recipe: Mac and cheese

Type: Main/side
Servings: 2
Category: Halal

200g macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
200g cheddar cheese
30g grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoon melted butter
Paprika/ chili flake

1. Cook macaroni according to package then drain and set aside. I took 6 minutes to cook till al dente.

2. Melt equal part of butter and flour then stir till brownish but not burnt for about 8 minutes to make roux.

3. Stir in milk and all the cheese till thicken for about 10 minutes or so then add the boiled macaroni.

4. Season with salt (optional because cheese is already salty), pepper and a pinch of paprika.

5. Pour mac and cheese onto baking dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs and melted butter.

6. Bake in oven at 180°C for 20 minutes or till breadcrumb looks brownish and crispy.