Thursday, February 11, 2010

Capsicum Ring Ngah Ku Chicken to Welcome the Year of the Golden Tiger (Peteformation Festive Dish Recipe)

When first I thought about making capsicum rings, I was actually imagining about a tiger leaping through a ring over to a New Year, towards prosperity and good health! So, if you strike 4D or Toto after eating this dish, don’t forget to ‘belanja’ (treat) me, ok? Ha ha ha! Capsicum or Chilli Pepper (Bell Pepper, Paprika, Solanaceae family) has nice aroma if it is deep fried, roasted or barbecued. I thought that it would be nice and presentable if I use pan fried capsicum rings to decorate a Chicken Ngah Ku (Arrowheads, Saggitaria Saggitifolia) dish. Ngah Ku gave the dish a little crunchiness and I also used deep fried shark meat salted fish to give it an extra flavour. You can add some cashew nuts and dried chilli to spice up the dish a little. However, since my little toddler would be eating it for dinner, I did not add in these two ingredients.

Ingredients
Capsicum, 1 large, cut into rings; keep the top part for decoration
Chicken Meat, 300 gms, cut into cubes
Ngah Ku (arrowheads), 3 bulbs, cut into small cubes
Garlic, 5 cloves, chopped finely
Onions, 1 pc, cut into four
White Pepper, a dash
Oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon
Salted fish, 2 pcs, deep fried, break into small pieces
Cashew nuts, ½ cup (optional)
Sesame oil, 1 teaspoon
Corn flour, 2 teaspoons mixed with a little water
Salt to taste

Heat up pan and put in a little vegetable oil. Fry the capsicum rings until they are slightly burned. Arrange the capsicum rings in the serving plate. Use the remaining oil to sautéed garlic and onions. Add in the chicken and stir fry until it is cooked. Put in the ngah ku, white pepper, oyster sauce, salted fish, cashew nuts, sesame oil and salt to taste. Fry until all the ingredients are well mixed. Pour the corn flour water mixture to hold all the ingredients together so that it is easier to hold them together in the capsicum rings. I used some finely chopped carrots to garnish the dish. WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
KEONG HEE HUAT CHAI!

32 comments:

suituapui said...

This one, I'll pass...don't like green peppers. Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year to you and your family.

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, this dish looks nice and yummy too. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family.

Mei Teng said...

wow..tiger leaping through the ring! :) Happy cny to you and family!

[SK] said...

ooh, this one looks nice.. i actually like all those stuffed vege with meat lor.. :p

Kikey Loo said...

Pete, kheng Hee Huat Chye.

A Romanina's freind of my made a Romanian's dish for me once. And of them look very similar with this, but he used lamb instead of chicken.

My Little Things Corner said...

Looks yummy yo, Happy CNY to you and your family.

umihoney said...

I'd love to try this Pete.Thank you for the recipe. I use to bake them but this is gorgeously simple.Happy New Year.May the Tiger year brings out the tiger in all of us hahaha...RAWRRRR..nom nom nom.

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wah, very nice! I love capsicum :-) Can I curi your recipe? :p Happy CNY to you and your family!

Kelvin said...

Haha, hope i can strike 4D this year^^

Happy CNY to u and ur loves one too:)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

I have not seen this kind of meal.

eunice said...

Those who dunno want to cook for reunion dinner can come to ur site to get ideas!

Greetings from Ipoh! Wishing u n ur family a prosperous Tiger year!

wenn said...

keong hee huat chai!

MaryMoh said...

That's creative and looks delicious. Perfect for Chinese New Year.

Ayie said...

wow pete, that's creative!

btw my litle one is out, come see in jif photojournal

cleffairy said...

Yeee... I dun like green peppers... =( Yuck! Neway... hard to kena lotto la.... easier to kena saman than to kena lotto! LOL..

shy kitchen said...

Hi Pete,

Interesting dish.... Happy CNY to you.

CheaHS@n said...

Tiger being chased by the Buddha jump over the wall haha. Bought a can of "Buddha jump over the wall" for my reunion dinner with myself on sa chap meh. Have standby a few canned food to treat myself when I'm all alone to myself in my 'cave' for a couple of during CNY doing reflection. Not going places this year and also to try your elbow spaghetti too. Keong Hee Huat Chai. Cheers bro.

EastCoastLife said...

I'll eat them!!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

tuti said...

Happy Tiger Year, Pete and family!
Wish you prosperity and good health and everyday happy happy!

petite nyonya said...

unfortunately, i always got no luck with 4D! maybe i shld try genting casino coz i won 2k playing the slot machine once. hope the Tiger will roar more luck for me . hehe. anyway, Gong Xi Fatt Cai and happiness always!

fufu said...

yeah ngah ku stimmed with lap chaong also nice!!! =p anyway xin nian kuai le and happy valentie's day ya all the best

Xjion89 said...

haha,wat a great dish for Tiger Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! May you hv a great Tiger Year(^^)

eng said...

hi! i love bell pepper and i am in for trying new dishes! i will give this one a go sometime soon.

eng of salitype society

molly said...

Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni! Cai Shen Yeh Lai Loh!!!

molly said...

Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni! Cai Shen Yeh Lai Loh!!!

Cheryl said...

This dish sounds so delicious! Hope you and your family have a Happy New Year! I have enjoyed learning about this through your blog.

manglish said...

nice....happy cny pete....i may improvise this dish too hahaaa thanks...

cy said...

Happy New Year to you and family too, Pete. Just reach KL and will have a feast of a time eating here. Was back in Ipoh a few days ago and will blog some good pics soon. Gong xi gong xi. CY.

Velva said...

Pete, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Awesome recipe post. Thanks for sharing.

smallkucing said...

Wah...like that also can ah? Very pandai wor. Will try next time :)

reanaclaire said...

wow..looks good, man.. u r really creative in your cooking. i m very hungry now.. going out for dinner soon! i better hurry...

Pete said...

Hi Everyone, Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Holidays!

(Chloe, sure can lah, hope you try it out!)

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