September 21, 2006

Oh Boy its HOT !!

Heat from rays of the unforgiving sun brings out the many beautiful sights in and around campus.
Not just lush greenery and full bloomed posies...
Sun kissed tans and sexy shades on many,
The boys strip down to their shorts, hot surfies in tank tops...
Pretty girls in strappy bikinis..sexy legs in mini shorts,...
too much eye-candy for this shy little Chinese girl to handle! *giggle*
What does she do to Celebrate? ....a summer-y new recipe of course! *wink*
Nothing says summer more than watermeLON! red, juicy, sweet and refreshing ...MmMMm... the perfect afternoon snack to help soothe the heat!DIg in with a huge monstrous BITE! there's nothing like a satisfying mouthful of refreshing watermelon. *sigh* I cant think of any better way to savor a watermelon.
But if you MUST eat it with something...here's a strange but delicious suggestion. Hehe...I love mixing flavors and trying new combinations.
This is another one of my recommended medleys. For those with daring tastebuds and a love for all things fruity and tangy; you've GOT to try this! Pork+fruit is a killer combo!
You might raise an eye-brow as you go through the list of ingredients...don't gasp...it wont poison! haha...I had 2 taste testers who survived as well. This dish gets my satisfied nod of approval and a "I reaLLy LIKE It!" from another fussy eater.
Watermelon balls (chilled)- make balls with a melon baller and skew them in cute kebabs.

1 tbsp citrus peel (check the dessert aisle at the supermarket for this)
Mint leaves (I didnt have these ...but i wish i did )

1 apple cored and diced roughly
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp pure honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
cracked pepper

Meat: Marinade
3 pork lion chops for at least 2 hours in
1 tbsp yogurt
2 tsp whole grain mustard
1 tsp lea+perrins sauce
1 tsp salt

cracked pepper
1/2 tbsp oregano flakes

Mix honey, lemon juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Heat a flat nonstick pan and smear with a light drizzle of olive oil. Add in the apples and the honey mixture. Throw in the citrus peel and add dashes of ground cinnamon. Stir well to combine. Add sugar and pepper and cook till liquids are reduced to 1/2. Should take about 20 minutes. Be careful not to burn the sugar in the pan. Lay in the slices of marinated pork and pan fry on both sides till cooked through. Dish out the stewed apples half way thru if they start to soften too quickly. Drizzle remaining sauce in pan over watermelon skewers and toss with mint leaves + extra bits of citrus peel.

Did your jaw drop? *laughs* be relieved that I didn't attempt to cook the watermelon!

10 comments:

Bev said...

omg the second time ... maybe 3rd time i've ever commented on your blog, but i gotta say i'm a HUGE fan... if it wasn't for dad cooking everything :P i'd actually have a go at your stuff :(
main reason i wanted to comment was cos i noticed the fantasia banner:P i'll see you there (hopefully u'll get the comment b4 u go :P)
lol i got elected the new social director for maq uni ;)
hope i get to meet you!!!!

michie said...

Do you spend a lot on grocery shopping? ..cus when I was in Perth, I spent shitloads on groceries as I cooked and baked soo much at one point! Hahaha.. I love my fruit baller .. whenever mom brings back watermelon, I like to use my baller too~ hehehe..

Su-Yin said...

bev: looking forward to meeting u! LOL :)

michie: hmm..not really, we pay about $25 per week per person (3 of us) and make about 1-2 meals a day. It's usually enough to not need to eat out; unless im really busy. Hehe.. I cook to try to save us some money...not to spend even MORE! lol. My baking is a hobby...I dont incluce baking sweet things and unnecessary meals into my grocery list for the household

dangkin said...

ha.ha.ha. i really thought you "cook"-ed the watermelon, too!

:-)

Su-Yin said...

hahaha...im adventurous..but not completely insane
:P

QuaVadis said...

OMG!! I have so fallen in love with your website!!!

Was introduce to this site by my cousin and I must say, was practically drooling and kept on thinking, am I reading a blog or a restaurant menu...Delightful and heavenly!!! Keep it up

Curious, how do u manage to study and cook at the same time :P If I were u, wldnt bother with studying but open a restaurant/bakery instead.

Helen said...

There is actually a dish of watermelon curry also known as maitra curry or matira curry. I've always been intrigued but haven't yet tried making it.

Su-Yin said...

quavadis: Haha..*blush* ty...i have a passion for all things food. Uni gets in the way most of the time..but i make time by not watchign tv or sitting around dreaming..:P hehe it doesnt take too long and i love it! The bakery/restaurant/food type merch- will be coming up in the near future ;) keep ur eyes peeled! LOL right now..my degree at uni is priority.

Helen: hmmmm...would love to give that a gO! what ive done is.."out there"....watermelon curry sounds "WAYYyyyyy out there!" haha.

CeXiCeX said...

This watermelon ball satay looks guud..hmm....where's the nut sauce?

Su-Yin said...

haha ahvnt tried watermelon and nuts b4...but dont think it would turn out too bad LOL