Weather for Te Awamutu today,
Temp : 30C | 15C
Temp : 18°C
Salam, Kia Ora....
I can't help it but laugh having to crack my head on how to translate some of the Malay dishes to English. Maybe I should just leave the name of the dishes as it is. For example rendang, its also known as spicy coconut curry or nasi lemak also known as rice cooked in coconut cream . But what is lauk lemak in English? Fatty dish or rich dish?? Wahahahahaz wiki's translation of lemak = rich.
Anyway, we haven't had any rice and its accompanying dishes for more than a week now. The weather has been too hot and its killing our appetite, too much drinking water and eating ice cream I supposed...hehehez. The past few days, we have been having simple dinner like sausages and bread, spaghetti bolognaise, grilled fish and chips, toasted sandwiches and everything simple :D. Jannah has been asking me for rice for more than 4 days now...hehehez. She prefers rice than burgers and pizzas but dont mind fish and chips.
I thought of making fish asam but couldn't be bothered to stand in front of the stove to saute the blended chillies ingredients.....it is just too hot :( I decided to grill the fish instead and have it with the soy sauce sambal, steaming hot rice and 'lauk lemak' strawberry ehhh no....'lauk lemak' cabbage, carrots & prawns. Lauk lemak is a coconut cream dish & its yellowy in colour, bcos of the tumeric. Hmmmzz....why didn't I take a photo of it :D hahahaz. Next time perhaps ;) for now, just feast on this yummy grilled fish ok.....
Hb said I killed his banana plant for my blog bcos I chopped off that 1 pathetic leaf. He was saying that the plant is still too young and needed the support of that branch and leaf....hmmmzz what ever, dunno if its true....hahahaz :D
- 1 whole fish (I used trevally aka ikan sagai)
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped or pounded
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- salt & pepper
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 inches ginger sliced
- 2 knobs butter
- Clean fish and make a few slits on the belly.
- Rub fish with garlic, turmeric powder, salt & pepper
- Place a few slices of lemons, gingers and 1 knob of butter on baking tray before placing fish on it.
- Place the rest of the lemons, ginger and butter on top of the fish.
- Grill fish in 180 deg C oven, until cook.
- 10 - 15 Green Chillies
- 5 Cloves Garlic
- Juice of 2 Lemons
- Enough Sweet Soy Sauce
- Salt & Sugar to taste
OMG its Monday again tomorrow....time really flies *sob* *sob*
Me Te Aroha...With Love,