Yes you can do cooking in a breeze. Chef Rosebud Benitez have always shown it to us through Quickfire. In the Quickfire show, Chef Rosebud shares her cooking skills and the kitchen with guest moms, chefs and students, as they cook dishes quickly in ten minutes.
In ten minutes! You would say only professionals can do that, cooks and chefs. Would you believe I can do it. Many times, well usually with stir fries. It is has to be learned. You see, being a mom doesn't always have to rely on time when preparing dishes. In my case, I essentially do two things at a time to finish house works so I can have the luxury of blogging in my spare time, that is if I'm fast and have done almost everything in the house while the kids are at school. Sometimes if I need to attend to a certain event, I have to let the other chores unattended till I come home. But cooking is always on top of everything else. Most of the time I spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for a meal. But there would be times that I'd run out of time and I would need to have a miracle in the kitchen, or a mystical wand even.
In my other blog, the recipe blog, I make it a point to post dishes that are easy to prepare in just minutes on my shoulder. I love it when I learn new recipes, and new ones came from one of my favorite chef's, chef Bruce Lim. It was at a launch of new jams from The Fruit Garden, dubbed as The Taste of Summer with the Tropical Line.
And the foodie in me is bursting out to share how I did with one of the recipes shared to us. Here is Chef Bruce' recipe:
But the frugal mom in me struck again, not only that I don't have the luxury of two hours or more, also couldn't afford to use as much gas in cooking.
So I tweaked it a bit. Made the same marinate done ahead, but I didn't wrap it anymore, instead, I fried it with vegetable oil, in heavy to medium fire, thus getting a bit of a char in the middle. Also, I omitted the ginger and put soy sauce on the marinate.
Also to add flare, I dumped half a cup of sliced button mushrooms and shallots to the stir-fry.
I was so happy with it, see a gourmet dish in a flash. And everyone at home enjoyed it.
Note: you can also substitute the Fruit Garden Mango Guyabano Jams with Santol Jam or other sweet-tangy jams, like pineapple. Check out my post where Santol Jam was used with pork belly at The Big Bad Wolf.
Also a Food Trip Friday contribution...