An Indonesian cooking lesson

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 26, 2011

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Another lazy day. After spending far too much money on cameras laptops et al we decided to sit around and play a bit of Wii (while the kids and Steve were out, but I got caught, see Steve's video). We updated the blog after many days of neglect and got ready for our cooking demonstration by Riqua. No doubt we will have other cooking lessons however this was Gratis. Whatever happens dont tell Steve as I have no doubt when he finds out we normally pay about 15 quid each he will be after the cash.

The cooking demo was great and Riqua let us get stuck in prepping everything and answering all our questions. We made a prawn in chilli and garlic and spring rolls. A few ingredients we still don't know what they were from the stock cupboard a kind of nutty substance imported from Singapore.

Essentially to make the Indonesian prawn curry we put about 3 shallots, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 chillies, 2 'nuts' into the blender and made a rough paste. Fried for about 3 minutes then added the prawns and fried for a further 2 minutes with roughly chopped onions and tomatoes. Then added water and ketchup and salt with a few other bits and pieces. Fried for a further few minutes then left to cool.

To make the spring rolls I julliened a few carrots and cut up some cabbage finely, added a bit of MSG, salt, garlic, water and oil and fried. A couple of taste tests each and fine tuning then got some rice paper, removed excess liquid and rolled before frying in oil for about 3 minutes. ps this is for our own recipe list not expecting blog followers to try this. It was absolutely delicious however Steve wasn't feeling great (after a night on the town at a posh private members club the night before) and didn't get to try our handy work.

We cancelled our evening at the pictures and decided to play Lin at Wii bowling instead. After two games of being destroyed we retired to bed (reminding us of many nights at Damiens except the going to bed bit).
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mumandad on

well we will be able to have ademo when you get home, looking forward to it.
We will ask James!

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