23 October 2011

Soy Sauce Cod Fish – Indonesian Style - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

This Indonesian recipe calls for fillets fishes with chunky meat such as Cod, Mackerel, Tuna or Snapper.

1lb cod fish fillets
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp peanut or any other cooking oil
½ tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp water
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ inch long piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 chili, seed removed and chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 to 4 tbsp soy sauce
4 large lettuce leaves

Wash cod fish under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Cut fillets in into 2x3 inch per piece.
Mix flour and salt in a shallow bowl, then roll fish fillets, one-by-one in the flour and set aside. Heat 2 tbsp of peanut oil in a skillet and fry fish for 3 to 4 minutes each side, then place on a plate and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together shrimp paste and 2 tbsp water and set aside. Wash and dry skillet before heating the remaining 1 tbsp peanut oil. Add onion, garlic, ginger, chili and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add shrimp paste to the mixture and cook for 2 minutes, then add lemon juice, brown sugar and soy sauce to taste. Stir to combine mixture for 1 minute and off heat.

Arrange lettuce leaves on serving plate and place cod fish on top. Pour the ready sauce over the fish and serve.

16 October 2011

Marinated Flank Steak - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

Pineapple juice, soy sauce, and honey are used as a marinade for this flavorful steak. This mouthwatering flank steak recipe can also be made with other beef cuts.

Prep time: 10 minutes plus marinating time.
Cooking time: about 15 minutes plus standing time.


3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup soy sauce
One 1-inch cube ginger, peeled
1 medium-size jalapeƱo pepper, halved, cored, and seeded
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 3/4 pounds flank steak, well trimmed

1. Puree all ingredients except steak in a food processor.
Pour marinade into a large self-sealing plastic bag, add steak, seal, turn to coat well, and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat the grill or broiler. Remove steak from marinade, pat dry on paper towels, and grill over moderate
coals or broil 4 inches from the heat until steak is the way you like it. 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare and 6 to 7 minutes for medium. Flank steak cooked beyond medium will be tough.
Let stand about 10 minutes, then, starting on the shorter side of the steak, slice on the bias and across the grain as thin as possible. Serves: 4.

13 October 2011

Cavatelli Sausage With Broccoli - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

1/2 lb. or 2 cups dried Cavatelli or other small shell−shaped Italian pasta
*Boil till soft, drain and set aside.
1/2 lb. or 3 links sweet Italian Sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch broccoli
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbls. unsalted butter
Parmesan cheese


Cut sausage or Squeeze sausage from casings and saute in a heavy skillet or frying pan.
Stir until no longer pink and sausage has broken down into small chunks.
Remove sausage with slotted spoon leaving juices in pan.
Cut broccoli into 1 inch pieces and saute in juices or drippings from the sausage.

Stir gently til it begins to brown. Add garlic and saute 1 minute more.
Add broth and raisins and simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 3minutes.
Do not over cook. Finally, add butter and stir to melt. Add, with sausage, to cooked pasta and serve with parmesan cheese.