....life is like sambal belacan or sambal bilis for me-lah...I love Sambal Bilis! and life is full of sweet stuff and the crying episodes, right! Just like your sambal belacan or sambal bilis....They are so nice to eat, sweet and yet you have to go through the spicy taste as well!
Last Friday Kak Ana my tea lady brought some Belimbing Buloh from her house. I, of course had to take some. I wanted to make this and have with Nasi Lemak for breakfast yesterday, but discovered that I have run out of stock of Basmathi rice....so, today I made this Sambal Bilis With Belimbing Buloh alongside with Gulai Tenggiri ("Mackerel Curry") for ...what was supposed to be lunch, which I had at 5.30!Lunch and dinner both combined!...so here goes!
about 12 dried chillies, snipped in the middle to get rid of the seeds, boiled
1 medium onion, half to blend, half to slice
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp belacan (prawn paste)
125 ml cooking oil
about 300g ikan bilis (dried anchovies)
8 Belimbing Buloh
2 tbsp tamarind juice
salt to taste
Boil dried chillies until tender about 5 minutes, drain the water and blend with onion, garlic and belacan.
Heat oil, fry the dried anchovies till crispy, drain oil and set aside.
I used the oil to sautee the chilli paste, until fragrant and oily (pecah minyak, hehe!), add a pinch of sugar (I use brown sugar at home) and add the tamarind juice.
Add the fried anchovies and belimbing buloh...if it gets a bit dry, add a few tbsp of water.
Add a pinch of salt.
I had mine with steaming hot rice and the Gulai Tenggiri, yummeh!...and then, I had coffee with this lovely bakes from Shidah Sizuka (http://diarimama.blogspot.com/)! Apple Dumpling and Banana Cake...a different kind of Banana Cake....
...and then I got hold of Muhammad and Hajar...and we went upstairs and took a nap, before Hubs returned later....bliss!
In the morning I covered this Double Chocolate Cake, using Rima's recipe for a special girl..Adriana was born as a super special child...and she loved Timmy Time!
hmmm...this pretty cute duckling reminds me of Adriana...tqs mommy Suhaila and daddy Amli!
Hubs was away tending to some documentation signing at Nut's who ordered this macarons...Double Choc, Mocca, Pistachio using home grind roasted pistachios and Raspberry..all filled in Italian Meringue Buttercream...I like and Choc Ganache! I used the French Meringue method...missed them after doing Italian Meringue macarons lately!
So...that's it a round up of my weekend.....missed my Pasar Tani but had a lovely time with Zira yesterday...no pics as my phone zonged out! Have a fruitful week ahead, peeps! Good nite!
and here's a song that I wanted to put last week that played during my works at the wedding...awwww....