Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Birthday Menu Special : 'Salted Egg Crab/Shrimp'

Yesterday was my hubward's birthday and since it was a workday and he had to come back late, I decided to cook something different and special for him. I've cracked my brain to decide what should I cook and finally posted the question on Facebook. A beloved twilight friend was lovely enough to suggest 'Salted Egg Crab'. I have heard a friend mentioned that it is indeed a delicious meal, so I decided to try it. However, since I can't find crab at the last minute, I bought shrimp instead. :)

Here is the recipe:

500 gram crab/ketam or shrimp/udang
1 tin Ideal cream milk/susu cair
10 gram chilli/cili padi
2 spoon sugar/sudu gula
1 spoon butter/sudu marjein
10 gram curry leaves/daun kari
2 salted egg/biji telur masin
1 spoon chicken stock/sudu stok ayam
1/2 spoon salt/sudu garam (atau secukup rasa)
2 spoon cooking oil/sudu minyak masak

Preparation/Cara Membuat:
Clean the crab/shrimp and then fry them and put them aside.
Lated, heat your wok and put in the oil and butter. Then add in curry leaves, chilli and cream milk. Stir well until it boils then add in the salted egg and all the other side ingredients (salt and sugar) and stir to create a yellowish testure mix.
Lastly, add in the fried crab/shrimp into the mix and stir until your gravy becomes thick, dry and stick to the crab/shrimp.
Now, it is ready to be served!

Goreng ketam yang telah dibersihan dan ketepikan.
Panaskan kuali dan masukkan sedikit minyak dan marjerin.
Kemudian masukkan daun kari, cili padi & susu cair.
Kacau bahan tadi sehingga mendidih dan masukkan telur masin dan bahan perasa.
Kacau sentiasa sehingga menjadi kekuningan.
Kemudian masukkan ketam yg telah siap digoreng & kacau sehingga kuah menjadi kering dan melekat pada ketam.
Sedia dihidangkan

The recipe is from my beloved twilight friend Faliza. Thanx Faliza!! :)


Friday, April 1, 2011

Just Another Step

If you follow me on Twitter, you would have read my update on Wednesday. I was nervous on getting my result. What result? Well, you will need to read more.

As most of you might know, my hubward and I have been trying for a baby since my last miscarriage in 2009. Although I think I had a second miscarriage in June 2010, I don't want to count it in. So, we have been trying with no apparent result. pregnancy, no baby. Sex...I think we have enough. Some say it is not good to have sex everyday (no, we are not doing it everyday). ahahaha...should give time to rejuvenate. LOL

This year, both of us will be 31 years old and to me, having a baby soon is kind of important. I don't want to be 50 and still sending my kids to school. sigh....

After trying on our own and seeing a private gynea a few times and still no success, we decided to see another gynea for a thorough check up. I did a blood test to check on my ovulation, fertility and hyperthyroid test while hubward did a sperm count test. Last Wednesday was the result day and I was nervous and anxious at the same time. The result? Fortunately, everything is good. hmmm.....

However, after consulting the doctor, I decided to take another step by taking an ACG test (I think that is what it's called). Basically, the test involving inserting a dye inside my fallopian tube and check for any clog that can block the egg to burst. From what I've heard, it is a bit painful but I guess I just have to do it to make sure.

I will have to wait for my next cycle to come before making any appointment for the test and will update again with the result.

Since everything is physically good, I guess God knows best when to bestow us with a baby of our own. In the mean time, hubward and I are still enjoying our lovely time together just the two of us. I even said to him that since I have him as my big baby and I am his, we don't need another baby. He laughed and agreed. LOL . If we need entertainment, we can just pick up one of his niece or nephew and bring them along. No string attached. ahahahaha....

So, until next time....ciao!