Friday, 9 May 2014

Rainy Day, Comfort Food

One of my all-time favourite and hubby does it really well : beef stew.

I always crave for soups (sourish ones) when it's cold or when am not feeling well. ^^
Nothing much to look at, but I tell you, this is delicious! And super easy to cook.

Essentially, prepare all the ingredients and chuck them in, in the rice cooker; putting it on slow-cooker mode and let it simmer. Get them ready at 4pm and by 6pm, we had the whole house filled with yummy smell.

Our recipe isn't complicated and it's basically a miser recipe because we usually just buy meat cubes (don't really care of what cut - doesn't really matter if its sirloin, short loin, plank, chuck or whatever nonsense that we never really understand anyway) sold at TMC on discount. Yes, on discount. 

Our ingredients would be :
Cubed meat (of any cut)
Celery
Carrots
Potatoes
Tomatoes (or tomato paste)
Plain yoghurt (added before serving)
Broccoli
Salt and pepper to taste

Some water and chuck everything in rice cooker (or slow cooker) and leave it to simmer. Easy, right?

I've been thinking about having this for a bit now... When are eating stew again, hubby? ^^

For my part, I haven't been cooking this in ages either :
My not-so good looking jigae.

My jigae is cooked not according to recipe, I just chuck what I want in it. After all, a jigae is a Korean dish similar to a Western stew.

My kimchii jigae basically would consist of :
Kimchii of course
Gochujang (Korean Chilli paste)
Doenjang (Korean soy bean paste)
Gochugaru (Korean Chilli flakes) or any chilli flakes will do
Tofu
Light soy sauce
Salt, sugar (I use honey)
A little bit of meat (beef or chicken or whatever)
Mushrooms (shitaake, enoki or whatever)
A whole lot garlic
White onion

Stir-fry kimchii
Set water to boil, add gochujang; doenjang, soy sauce then add mushrooms, meat... boil for a bit and adjust soup to taste. Then, just before putting off the stove, add tofu slices. Serve hot.

OK this is not a proper recipe. Like I said, I just throw stuff in and adjust to what I like. LOL Sometimes, I even put tomatoes in there. ;-)

32 comments:

  1. Wow recipe! Itu stew looks delicious o. Berliur ku melihat.

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    1. Resipi tak bulih pakai. Ko measurements no step by step instruction. Hantam saja. Lol

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  2. nice stew n nice kimchi. your korean is so good !

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  3. woah ...woah ... lucky I had a full stomach before reading this else it will surely be a torture! Good idea for a rainy day!

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    1. Hahaha

      I take it you ate well for lunch? :)

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  4. fuyoh, makan post ni!! i love beef stew and also the jigae.. and nice is, each of you have one dish that the other likes.. so when one plead "can i have this for dinner" the other would say "i'll cook this if you cook that".. :p

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  5. oh, the beef stew is so easy to cook?? just put everything into the rice cooker, set it aside for 2 hours and it's done!! fuyoh, certainly a nice one to do for lazy people, but of course i think it taste delicious this way.. and so good to go with your (cold storage) bread or some rice..

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    1. The jigae is more work than the stew!

      & yes, it's that simple.

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  6. and that kimchi jigae, OMG, already drooling looking at the photo, probably because of the spicy and sour taste i can relate.. and hey, no need exact recipe lah, just follow the heart what you like and what may seem right.. like i always say, cooking is an art and not science, you don't need to be exact lah~~ :)

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    1. SK is always such a smart boy.

      By the way, you haven't posted anything you cook recently right?

      Put la.

      We can all spam abt our mkn n poop there later. Lol jangan marah. Kidding only

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    2. not that i haven't posted anything i cook.. the fact is, i haven't been cooking anything!! :D

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  7. From the pic, can see that it is very yummy

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  8. Hmm, yummy kimchi. Clever-lah Kak Lina ni. Just drop by to wish wish Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you Aji sis

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    2. You always remind me that I'm like over 50 (?) calling me kak lina. Lol

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  9. The stew meat looks good too. Pass me slices of bread so I can dip with it...

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  10. am in the dark place, so could use some hearty food...

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  11. The color, so merah! I guess must be good!! ;)

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    1. Nahhhh no need to guess. Probably taste like dish water for all you know :-D

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  12. Nice, it looks delicious to me!!! =]

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  13. Lina, jigae looks yummy to me. I don't really Kimchi, but yours looks appetizing.

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    1. Eating kimchii jigae is better than eating kimchii straight off for some. ;)

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  14. Muhahahaha...lucky i baru come here..now not hungry..if not habis hungry liao

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  15. Whooaaa! Your own recipe and cooking tips raised my eyebrows again.
    You are really multi talented with innovative ideas. What is there you do not know how to do?

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  16. You know what? I just copied your recipe cos mine is missing so many things. My Korean housemates being bachelors all cooked so differently and not the same as restaurants. I knew something missing.

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