I’ve been cooking all my dinners for the past week or so, without eating out at all. It’s the same stuff over and over again. Steamed fish/chicken with vegetables and tomatoes, lightly seasoned with salt, marinated with lemon juice and olive oil. My taste buds is on the verge of going stir crazy having the same flavor over and over again. I’m desperate for some different flavors for my taste buds.
Since it’s Saturday today, I can go grocery shopping again. I decided to marinate my chicken breast with some herbs today. Now a proper and hardworking cook will go search for the herbs that he fancy, one by one, and then make his own marinade. I am neither of those. I am lazy man. Lazy man’s solution?
The instructions specified that each packet is for approximately 1 kg of chicken. Well, approximation is a very subjective art. By my reckoning, 2 slabs of chicken breast weighing 510 grams (or 0.51 kg) is approximately 1 kg. We learn rounding up in Maths lesson in school right? Less than 0.5 round up to 0, more than 0.5 round up to 1.
Seems like quite a lot, so I cut the bigger piece into half after marinating and kept one half into the fridge.
Don’t know what is okra? Ladies finger, know? Don’t know ladies finger as well? Bendi, bendi… know bendi? If still don’t know, go find a wall.
The packet comes with a plastic sheet and an aluminium foil. Instruction says to wrap the marinated chicken in the plastic wrapper, and then wrap with the aluminium foil, and then set it to steam in low heat for 2 hours.
Problem was, lazy man is also a hungry man. I haven’t had lunch. No way I’m gonna wait for 2 hours. Time to
cut corners improvise.
Ditch the plastic wrapper, pour everything onto the aluminium foil, wrap the thing up and slap the package into the oven.
While waiting for 25 minutes, why not listen to “25 minutes” by Michael Learns To Rock? Repeat for 5 times because the song is so freaking awesome!
It’s a good thing that I did not cook any rice to go with this. Even after cutting off some of the chicken, I reckon I still have almost 1 pound of meat. That’s what you get when you go for a full meal in the US. If I had any rice to go with this, I would be overeating