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!”
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.
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.”
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 hundred of them.
Mixed olive oil + salt + pepper to season the salmon a tad while i did the sauces
I never knew butter costs RM8. Did you? Really.
Adding butter to reduction of cab sav + shallots + chicken stock
I steamed the veggies the normal way… in a pot.
Stated rather loudly to Clem who was in the living room,
“You know what i need? A VEGETABLE STEAMER… and a LARGE MARBLE TABLE… in a BIGGER KITCHEN… and AN OVEN.”
“I know. But right now, dat ees not posseeble.”
Making sure the salmon is just done on the outside,
and slightly pink on the inside.
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!
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.