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9 Simple Recipes For A Glamorous Picnic Trip

Picnic with finesse

Hello friends! Glam picnic is definitely a thing right now and aside from having glamorous decors, the next most important thing you should think about is what kind of menu you should prepare? Of course, being hardcore Malaysians, we will usually bring nasi lemak, or ‘goreng-goreng’ menu but if you are feeling adventurous, then you should definitely try these easy peasy recipes.

glam picnic
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9 Simple Recipes For A Glamorous Picnic Trip

1. Coney Dog

Coney Dog
Photo: @Rasa.my
Ingredients:
  • 4 pieces of sausage bun
  • 100g of minced meat
  • 4 stick of sausage
  • 1 whole holland onion (minced)
  • 2 scallion (minced)
  • 1 garlic (minced)
  • 4 tbsp of bolognese sauce
  • 1 tsp of beef curry powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • oregano flakes
  • salt to taste
  • Secukup Rasa to taste
Preparation:

1. Boil the sausages until soft and toss it.
2. Stir fry scallion and garlic until yellowish.
3. Sprinkle in curry powder and cook it until the oil separates from the ingredients.
4. Insert bolognese sauce, bay leaf, and oregano. Mix well.
5. Sprinkle in salt and Secukup Rasa to taste.
6. Cut the bread in the middle and put the sausage in between.
7. Pour the sauce evenly and sprinkle the minced onion on top.
8. Ready to serve!

2. Baked Potato With Beef Filling

baked potatoes
Photo: @Rasa.my
Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces of large-sized potatoes
  • 200g of minced meat
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 100g of cheese (grated)
  • 2 teaspoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • scallion (julienned)
Preparation:

1. Boil the potatoes until half cooked.
2. Cut it into halves and carved a hole in the middle of it.
3. Mix carved potato filling with mayonnaise and put it aside.
4. Heat a little bit of oil in a pan and stir fry it with shallots, garlic, black pepper powder, and cumin powder until the aroma wafts in the air.
5. Pour in the minced beef and salt to taste into the pan.
6. Insert the potato mixture back into the carved potato.
7. Put a layer of stir-fried beef on top of it.
8. Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese on top of it and scallion.
9. Bake it for 12 mins at 200c.
10. Ready to serve.

3. Potato Salad

potato salad kewpie
Photo: @PenangFoodie
Ingredients:
  • 5 big potatoes
  • 1 carrot (largely diced)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 cup of condensed milk
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • black sesame to garnish (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Boil potato (with skin) in a pot of water seasoned with salt for 15 minutes.
  2. Put it aside to cool down. Boil carrot in a different pot for 5 minutes.
  3. Peel the potatoes and coarsely dice it. Put it in a big bowl along with the carrot.
  4. Put oregano, condensed milk, mayo, sesame oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the bowl and mix well.
  5. Garnish and serve!

4. Sushi Bites

sushi balls
Photo: @Rasa.my
Rice Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup of sushi rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/3 cups of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
Fillings Ingredients:
  • 2 sheets of seaweed (minced)
  • 1 red chili (minced)
  • 3 pieces of dried shiitake (soaked in water and minced)
  • 1/2 of shallot (minced)
  • 4 sticks of crab filament stick (minced)
Preparation:

1. Wash the rice until clean and toss it
2. Put the rice into the rice cooker and pour in water, sugar, and salt to taste.
3. When the rice is cooked, mix in vinegar until well combined.
4. Mix in the minced ingredients into the rice and mix well.
5. Shape the rice into bite-size balls.
6. Ready to serve.

5. Fruit Sando

fruit sando
Photo: @justonecookbook
Ingredients:
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 200ml of whipping cream
  • Fruits of your choice (popular options include strawberries, kiwis, navel oranges, peaches and grapes)
  • 3 tsp of sugar
  • A dash of vanilla essence
Preparation:
  1. Wash and prepare your fruits
  2. In a medium bowl that’s been chilled, pour in the whipping cream.
  3. Using chilled beaters on your hand mixer (or a chilled whisk, if you’re whipping by hand), whip the cream until it’s foamy and bubbly.
  4. Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue beating until the cream holds its shape.
  5. Lay out the 4 slices of bread on a tray or large plate. Dollop most of the cream (leaving about a third behind) equally across the four slices of bread.
  6. Spread it out evenly over the bread.
  7. Arrange the fruit diagonally across the middle of breads (such that you when you slice the sandwich in half, you slice right through the middle of the fruits)
  8. Using the remaining third of the cream spread it on top of the fruit to fill in the gaps and cracks.
  9. Take the other slices of bread and top to create the two sandwiches, pressing very gently.
  10. Tear out a sheet of cling wrap and lay it on your counter.
  11. Place one of the sandwiches at the centre, then wrap it up tightly.
  12. Using a marker, mark on the cling wrap the line where you’ll be slicing your sandwich later. Repeat with the other sandwich.
  13. Place the sandwiches back on the tray or plate, then take another tray or plate to place on top to weigh it down slightly.
  14. Refrigerate for at least an hour – this will help the sandwich meld together and hold its shape when slicing.
  15. Once you’re ready to serve, unwrap your sandwich.
  16. Trim the edges of your sandwich. Then slice the sandwich on the diagonal.

6. Roti John

roti john
Photo: @friedchillies
Ingredients:
  • Sausage bun / Oblong bun
  • Burger patties (cubed)
  • Shallots, Red Chilli, and Green Chilli (julienned)
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Planta
  • Chilli sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Thousand Island sauce
  • Cucumber and Cabbage (shredded)
  • Salt to taste
Preparation:

1. Mix in eggs, meat patties, shallots, chili, and salt in a bowl. Put it aside
2. Spread planta on the bread. Put it aside.
3. Spread some Planta in a heated pan.
4. Pour the mixture onto the pan and let it cook.
5. Cut the but into halves and put it on top of the beef upside down.
6. Turn it over to cook the other side.
7. When it is cooked, put it on a plate and dress it up with sauces and shredded vegetables.
8. Cut into smaller sizes and enjoy

7. Uncle Bob Fried Chicken

ayam gunting uncle bob
Photo: @KartelDakwah
Ingredients:
  • Chicken breast (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup of Tepung Goreng Adabi
  • 1/2 cup of white bread crumbs
  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
  • Chilli powder
  • White pepper powder
  • Cooking oil
Preparation:
  1. Wash and drain the chicken.
  2. Combine the breadcrumbs and Tepung Goreng Adabi in a plate.
  3. Dip the chicken into the powder mixture, then egg, then back to the powder mixture to make sure that the chicken is fully covered.
  4. Deep fry the chicken in hot oil.
  5. Cook it until it turns golden.
  6. Drain the oil and cut it into smaller pieces
  7. Sprinkle the chilli powder and white pepper powder on top of the chicken according to your own preferences.
  8. Ready to serve.

8. Hong Kong Style Mango Crepe

mango crepe
Photo: @redhousespice
INGREDIENTS
Pancakes:
  • 240 ml milk
  • 50 g all-purpose flour
  • 30 g corn starch or custard powder
  • 25 g icing sugar
  • 3 medium eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tsp butter (melted)
Fillings:
  • 300 ml whipping cream1 ¼ cups
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 large mango, peeled & cut into chunks
Preparation:
  1. Pour milk into a mixing bowl. Sift flour, corn starch (or custard powder) and icing sugar into the bowl. Mix with a balloon whisk until well combined.
  2. Add lightly beaten eggs and melted butter. Mix well.
  3. Through a sieve, pour the mixture into a bowl/measuring cup.
  4. Heat up a non-stick frying pan over low heat.
  5. Pour a small amount of batter onto the pan then swirl quickly to form a very thin disk.
  6. When small air pockets appear under the pancake, remove the pancake and place it on a plate to cool (no need to cook the other side).
  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish the mixture.
  8. While waiting for the pancakes to cool, whip the cream, vanilla extract & icing sugar until stiff peaks form.
  9. Lay one pancake on a flat surface (clear, smooth side facing down).
  10. Spoon some whipped cream onto the middle of the pancake. Place one piece of mango on top.
  11. Wrap the filling from four sides of the pancake to form a pillow-like shape. Place it on a serving plate with the folded side facing down.
  12. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

9. Melon Lime Fizzy Drink

melon lime fizzy drink
Photo: @KLFoodie
Ingredients:
  • 2 Paddle Pop Melon Slice
  • Fresh Honeydew 200gm
  • Mint Leaf 3gm
  • Ice Cubes 200gm
  • Sugar Syrup 80gm
  • Lime/Lemon Juice 30gm
Preparation:
Simply blend all the ingredients together and you’ll have the perfect Melon Lime Fizzy picnic beverage!

Watch Out For Rainy Days

These are fairly simple recipes you can do on your own. Cooking them with your kids is a great bonding activity too! Meanwhile, since we are in the middle of a rainy season, it is best to remember to choose our date wisely okay? Look out for your weekly weather report and news before setting out on your glamorous day out. Until next time ya, toodles!

Source: Rasa | #HHWT | RedHouseSpice | KLFoodie

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