Joyce’s First Attempt At Cooking. Properly. Somewhat.

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Big adventure for me this week!
In my opinion anyway *layannnn*

I told some friends last week that imma gonna try to cook.
The suggestions i mostly got were to cook pasta – aglo olio, carbonara, etc.
And i was like, “No… why would i want to cook pasta..?”

Anyone can cook pasta…
(Okay, so *i* don’t even cook pasta myself)
But i wanted to cook something a bit more complicated!
Just throw myself into a recipe that actually counts as cooking,
and if all fails, i’d just never blog about it
never mention it to anyone
and pretend i never intended to cook HAHA.

I was over at the Freeform office on Tues afternoon,
and spent some time talking crap with DidiBuli (i felt like someone dosed us both with drugs when we talk to each other!)
before googling some recipes to try out
so i could shop at Cold Storage @ Jaya One right after.

She suggested salmon cos it can be pretty simple,
and i wanted to hug her cos she’s the first that implied i could cook something else besides pasta.

I was quite fail at reading some of the recipes…
Didn’t even know what “c.” stood for till DidiBuli said, “… Cup!”
Whoops.ย   :xshy:

Somehow she still had a lot of hope in me,
and said i’m shouldn’t fail in cooking which according to her is a Test of Life.
So drama-rama.

AdrianCEO on the other hand was rather shocked that i am suddenly into cooking and said i’m getting old.


Bought the stuff at the super,
prayed my butter wouldn’t melt on the way home in the traffic jam,
flung open the apartment door,
and loudly declared that i was going to cook dinner that night.

Clem was grinning ear to ear, “You’re going to cook?… That ees kind of scary.”


Joyce CAN cook!

Joyce CAN cook!

Up till this week, i always assumed shallots were a type of seafood (probably cos it sounds like scallops).
Yes, i know what shallots are now.
Yes, i am slightly ashamed i didn’t know before :p

But what i don’t understand,
is why when you only need ONE measly shallot,
they only sell you a whole bag with a hundredย of them.

Joyce CAN cook!

Mixed olive oil + salt + pepper to season the salmon a tad while i did the sauces

Joyce CAN cook!

Joyce CAN cook!

I never knew butter costs RM8. Did you? Really.

Joyce CAN cook!

Adding butter to reduction of cab sav + shallots + chicken stock

Joyce CAN cook!

I steamed the veggies the normal way… in a pot.

Stated rather loudly to Clem who was in the living room,
“I know. But right now, dat ees not posseeble.”

Joyce CAN cook!

Making sure the salmon is just done on the outside,
and slightly pink on the inside.

Joyce CAN cook!

Joyce CAN cook!

Joyce CAN cook!

It turned out rather well!
Though the ONE thing that i thought i’d ignore,
which was to leave the seasoning with the salmon i cooked,
had to be corrected and removed cos it was too salty.
But once i it was just the salmon and the sauce on top, it was okay… and mmm might i say, rather good!

Joyce CAN cook!

It was a really cheerful experience,
and i’m so excited bout other recipes i’m going to try now!

And through all that, i promise i won’t become one of those bloggers who become boring and evolve to only blog about cooking bwahaha.

14 Responses to Joyce’s First Attempt At Cooking. Properly. Somewhat.

  1. KY says:

    next up, kung pao chicken?

  2. Sholee says:

    It looks good too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. veek says:

    actually, the butter which you purchased is considered as expensive butter. there are way cheaper butters out there which would probably cost RM3-5.

  4. sue lynn says:

    RM8 for scs butter is damn cheap! normally it’s rm9+. btw, scs is the best butter, hence the price.

  5. JoyceTheFairy says:

    KY: dunno man! so many to try… haven’t decided… what you reckon!

    sholee: thankees!

    veek: i know there are… but i like that butter… :p

    suelynn: You understand me and my butter! <3 Another friend saw my blog and said 'well, i loVE that butter, it's the best!'

  6. Cyn says:

    Looks delish hun…Can cook for me one day soon. And SCS butter is that price…most “real” butter is RM7 or more. Less then that and its some weird blended thing

  7. Eunice says:

    I love cooking too! I usually get the inspiration from MasterChef UK and Australia websites. They have some really cool recipes.

    Maybe try beef bourguignon? Make sure you buy few bottles of the red wine. 1 for the beef, the rest for yourself!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun cooking!

  8. JoyceTheFairy says:

    cyn: of course i’d cook for you one day ๐Ÿ™‚ lemme practice more first haha! and yeah… i wanted proper butter ๐Ÿ˜‰

    eunice: ooh… i heard great stuff bout master chef from another friend, guess it’s time for me to search that up!
    and i looked up beef bourguignon, sounds interesting to try! thanks!

  9. mint says:

    ur post made my day!

  10. faz says:

    salmon with cab sau ? wouldnt that be a tad strong for fish ?

  11. JoyceTheFairy says:

    mint: really! weeee

    faz: cab sav reduction is different… ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. faz says:

    u might wanna try cab sav reduc with pears and strawberrys and an optional scoop of vanilla ice cream with mint leaves

  13. JoyceTheFairy says:

    ooh sounds wild…

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