Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Like most kids, JS is also a picky eater. He prefers meat to vegetables and would only happily feed himself if he likes the food being served. Otherwise, he would only eat very little unless if I take over and feed him. 

To make him eat on his own, I have to cook something that he likes or at least present the food in an interesting manner to attract him to eat. 

I found skewers to be particularly easy and interesting.

Here are some of the skewer dishes that he enjoys. 
Meatball and Vegetable Skewers
Ingredients for meatball:
Ground pork (or any kind of meat), egg, ginger, shallot, onion,  garlic, carrot, sesame oil, soy sauce, tapioca flour
Blend all ingredients (except meat) until smooth. Pour blended mixture in a bowl and add meat. Mix well and shape into balls. Deep fry.
Note: I steamed the carrots and broccoli. 

Nasi Lemak served with Satay
Ingredients: Shallot, onion, ginger, lemon grass, garlic, turmeric, cumin, salt
Blend all the ingredients. Marinate chicken slices with blended mixture. Thread the meat onto the skewers and grill or pan fry them.
Note: Wooden skewers must be soaked for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning. 
Teriyaki Chicken with Capsicum
Ingredients for the chicken: Chicken breast, ginger, onion, mirin, soy sauce.
Blend onion and ginger until smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add chicken slices. Add mirin and soy sauce. Marinate for a few hours. Thread the meat and capsicums onto wooden skewers and pan fry or grill.

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