Ever since one of the Cooking Playdate members, Dinda, left for Amsterdam and each one of us also had trips abroad, we haven't found the time to meet up and cook again. The last time we did a cooking get-together was 31 October of last year!!
Anyway, as we were all back in Jakarta and a long weekend was here, we decided it was high time to cook and eat again, gather the kids to play and spend a whole day eating and chatting. Here's what came out of that day:
These chicken cornflakes balls above were a great hit with the kids (and even the parents!) because they were crunchy on the outside. It's actually very easy to make and healthy because it's baked instead of fried. I found the recipe on this website.
The Enoki Beef Rolls were made by Tarra, who had previously made them at home. It's actually quite simple. First, you sautee in a pan the enoki mushrooms with a bit of olive oil, butter, salt and pepper but careful not to overcook them. Then, marinade your beef sukiyaki slices with Kikkoman and teriyaki sauce (or try oyster sauce and soy sauce if you don't have Kikkoman). Wrap your enoki mushrooms in a slice of beef (see above) and fry in a flat pan with olive oil and a bit of butter. Make sure your beef slices are cooked, but again, don't overcook them.
photo taken from Jamie Oliver's website
The other main course we had was Spaghetti Aglio Olio Tuna and that is really easy to make. Obviously, the photo above is not the result of my cooking, but we were so happy to have this Cooking Playdate after all this time, that we forgot to take pictures :)
You can find the entire recipe for the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Tuna on our Cooking Playdate website (coming soon).
photo taken from Flickr
Last but not least, I had some organic beetroot from the YUM Organic Farm so I decided to mix with canned chickpeas/garbanzo beans and green salad. I cooked the beetroot in water between 20-40 minutes depending on the size, then cut them in small pieces.
My salad dressing was just: olive oil + white wine vinegar + mustard + mayonnaise + salt + pepper + honey.