25 April 2011

Beer Onion Pork Chops - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

This is a simple dish which fills your home with a wonderful smell of beer, onions & chops. The recipe works well with lamb chops too. Serve with hot sauce and mashed potatoes.

  • 6 – 8 (4 ounce) pork chops, about ½ inch thick each. (You may substitute with lamb chops if you like)
  • seasoned garlic salt to taste
  • 1 tsp of mix herbs
  • 3 onions, sliced to rings size
  • cut 100g butter and melt
  • ½ cup beer (Any brands will do) or you may do without if you dislike beer
  • 4 large potatoes, boil till soft, mashed and set aside (You may add some additional butter for taste)


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

2. Season the pork chops with garlic salt and mix herbs, then place in a glass baking dish. Arrange onion slices on top of pork chops and then pour in the melted butter and beer into the dish. Cover with aluminum foil.

3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, thereafter reduce the oven temperature to 150 degrees C and remove foil. Continue to bake for another 20 minutes. Serve 4 – 6 person

13 April 2011

Ham & Crab Sticks Lasagna - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

I have created this fusion style of Lasagna using Ham and Crab Sticks as fillings and Crispy Spinach for the toppings. This Lasagna dish really turned out great and yummy and my Family & Kids love it.

· 8 ounces lasagna noodles
· 1 tablespoons salt for cooking water
· 1 tablespoon olive or truffle oil
· 2 ounces low fat ricotta cheese
· 8 ounces sliced Mozzarella cheese
· 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
· 1 bunch of Spinach Leaves


· 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 300g of ground ham
· 10 pieces of crab sticks (slice to 4 pcs each)
· 3 large fresh tomatoes
· 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
· 2 teaspoons salt
· 1 teaspoon sugar
· 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
· 2 cups water

Start sauce about 30 to 40 minutes in advance.
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until onions are soft; add ground ham and brown, then add crab sticks and the remaining ingredients; stir well. Simmer slowly, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water with 1 tablespoons of salt for about 15 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Drain; add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange noodles in a shallow 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Make 3 layers each of noodles, ricotta cheese, Mozzarella cheese, ham & crab sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Add 1 tablespoon of truffle oil and Bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Deep fry the spinach leaves in oil until crispy, remove and add to the top of the lasagna dish when ready. Serves 6