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How to cook Assam Pedas Ayam (Assam Chicken) in 30 minutes

Posted by Divine Chef on

Asam Pedas or sour and spicy tamarind stew dish. Popular in Indonesia and Malaysia, this gravy can be added onto fish, prawns or chicken and can be a very satisfying one pot dish with just plain rice. Any left-over gravy can be heated up with squid or spread over pan fried fish. Assam "anything" is one of the current favourites within the Thermomix community. Everyone is cooking assam something and even customers having Thermomix cook together sessions are requesting to cook assam. Since I only have chicken in the fridge, I had to cook an all chicken dinner (鸡鸡大餐) tonight. Dinner...

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Quick meal recipes : Mapo Tofu under 1 hour

Posted by Divine Chef on

Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐 is one of my favourite dishes to prepare as it is relatively effortless and always a crowd pleaser.  If I swop the silken tofu with egg tofu and crack an egg, I will get the hotplate tofu made popular in tze char restaurants. Anyway, here's my adapted recipe from Guaishushu. Oh by the way, a pokemon was attracted to our mapo tofu during dinner 😊 . Now, this recipe only uses the Thermomix to pulverise the peppercorn and to mince the meat. For better texture, it is recommended to semi freeze the meat first then cut into small cubes (note: smaller than ice cubes) for mincing...

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